On an average school day approximately 55 million students and 7 million staff members flock to school buildings across the country.
Most students and staff members arrive happy and healthy, but are they safe from environmental contamination?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5 to 20% of the U.S. population catches the flu each year. That means that 12 million students and staff members may be affected by the flu alone.
Illness prevention and cross contamination control is a daunting task. However, many people don’t allow proper protocols, consequently exposing thousands of others to the risk of infection. The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that U.S. teachers miss an average of 5.3 schooldays a year due to illness, costing the districts approximately $ 2 billion annually on substitute teachers.
According to a recent study from the University of Arizona, about 25% of public restroom dispensers are contaminated with fecal bacteria. That means the very instrument we rely on to help us clean our hands might be the exact thing making us sick. Many of the frequent touch points in schools are highly contaminated, such as door knobs, light switches, toilet flushers, safety bars, hand rails, drinking fountains, cafeteria counters, chairs, desk tops, food carts, gym equipment, gym mats, shower stalls etc.
The Bactronizing Process reduces and inhibits the growth of microbes with 99.99% effectiveness and will maintain its microbial protection for up to a year. Recently Bactronix introduced the revolutionary Rapid Response BactroKart, allowing schools to be more pro-active in the “Fight against the Invisible Enemy” such as H1N1, H5N1, Ringworm, Whooping Cough, MRSA, Staph, Legionella, Salmonella, C.Diff., Norovirus, Ebola, E.coli, etc. Based on interviews and brainstorming sessions with environmental specialist, infection control specialists and janitorial service experts, Bactronix has incorporated their revolutionary “No Touch” infection control technology into a light weight, portable cart, called the Rapid Response BactroKart model RRB-1500. The RRB-1500 is ideal for schools where high level disinfecting for small and large areas is crucial for the health and safety of staff and students.
For more information or
for an onsite demonstration of the Rapid Response BactroKart
please call 1-855-515-3231.
Prevention, i.e. being pro-active is less costly than the costs of lost productivity and substitution!