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Zurn Industries, LLC has pledged $1 million in hygienic product donations to qualifying healthcare facilities currently addressing COVID-19. These products help improve hygiene by reducing the transfer of pathogens from surfaces or objects.
“Zurn’s vision has always been to provide the safest and most efficient water solutions to protect human health and the environment,” said Craig Wehr, president of Zurn. “Donating this product to healthcare facilities will allow them to increase hygiene with touchless, sensor-operated products, support CDC recommendations for handwashing in a Wet-Scrub-Rinse-Dry (WSRD) fashion and, hopefully, decrease the risk of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We all must do our part during this pandemic, and Zurn will continue to provide support for our employees, customers, and communities.”
The bundle of products in the donation helps healthcare facilities upgrade to a touchless environment.
“We were trying to figure out how Zurn could respond to the urgent medical needs we all have read about,” said Eric Loferski, the company’s director of marketing. “Many companies, for example, have been in the news lately for retooling their manufacturing processes to make masks. We knew we couldn’t do that, but then we discussed our existing products, read the CDC recommendations for handwashing and knew we could help.”
The CDC page on handwashing is straightforward and highlights why it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of disease.
“Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community,” according to the CDC’s “Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives,” from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.”
The CDC recommends the following five steps:
(To read more on the science behind the recommendations, click here.)
The Zurn products include sensor-operated handwashing faucets and soap dispensers, sensor-operated flush valves, a select group of sinks made with CuVerro Antimicrobial Copper-Nickel alloy surfaces, and hand dryers.
Healthcare facilities administrators in the United States and Canada can go to www.zurn.com/hygienic-solutions to learn more and complete a form to apply for donations. For non-healthcare, commercial facilities interested in converting their hand-operated plumbing products to touchless models, as well as paper hand drying to touchless hand dryers, they can visit the same website page to learn more about Zurn’s hygienic touchless restroom solutions.