OpenClean™ Technologies today introduced the world’s first hand sanitizing door handles that easily integrate with or replace existing restroom door handles to make hand sanitization easy, intuitive and accessible. Available in two versions – TurnClean® and PullClean® – OpenClean Technologies hand sanitization door handles allow patrons and staff members to leave restrooms safely and hygienically, ensuring clean, sanitized hands each time. The latest versions of both TurnClean and PullClean are now available for multiple markets, including restaurants, hotels, office buildings and bars, and can accommodate any restroom door.
While clean hands can dramatically reduce the spread of germs and infections, one of the biggest obstacles is getting people to use sanitizer regularly, because even with multiple dispensers in the restroom, they simply forget. With TurnClean and PullClean door handles, users will experience a “behavioral” design that places hand sanitizer in their normal pathway as they exit the restroom (it’s in the door handle), replacing two separate actions (sanitizing and then opening a door) into one seamless movement. A pilot trial of a prototype of TurnClean in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center saw the rate of hand sanitation rise from 24 percent to 77 percent after it was installed.
“Nobody likes to touch a potentially dirty door handle after washing their hands,” said Jon Horbaly, CFO and director of operations, OpenClean Technologies. “TurnClean and PullClean are breakthrough solutions to this longstanding problem. Our products allow hospitality patrons and staff to easily sanitize their hands as they exit the restroom.”
To use OpenClean systems: A tube-shaped cartridge is placed in the center of a hollow door handle, which releases a small amount of sanitizer when the black paddle is pushed. TurnClean and PullClean sanitizer cartridges are filled with a medical-grade hand sanitizer that kills more than 99.99% of germs. These easy to refill cartridges, which can be purchased from http://www.open-clean.com/products or an authorized distributor, contains 420 pumps per cartridge for PullClean and 500 pumps per cartridge for TurnClean.
Horbaly continued: “By installing our OpenClean systems, owners and operators of bars, restaurants and hotels can show they care about their customers’ health and wellness, which ultimately helps patrons gain a greater assurance that all food safety protocols are being followed within the establishment.”