It’s been said that cleanliness is next to godliness. But lots of studies show that cleanliness is also next to safer working conditions, healthier employees and customers, and even healthier cities.
It’s estimated that foodborne illness is responsible for the deaths of roughly 3,000 Americans annually. Over 65 percent of all outbreaks originate in foodservice operations, and as many as 38 percent are the result of poor hand washing. (“Poor hand washing” doesn’t refer to people washing their hands badly — it’s about not washing hands at all!)
Generally speaking, bacteria, pathogens and viruses are spread via the hands and what they touch. That’s why Eagle offers sink configurations and models that make your hand-washing stations more convenient and accessible by integrating them into your food-prep sequence. (In fact, the amazing breadth of our selection and the quality of our sinks make ours the most specified hand sinks in the industry. Just sayin’.)
Of course, it’s your responsibility to lay down the law, so to speak — demand your folks wash their hands whenever common sense calls for it. But since you can’t observe them every minute, it’s smart for you to make it as easy as possible for them to maintain proper hygiene.
(If you want to arm yourself with facts and background material to justify a purchase of new sinks, you’ll find info at www.eaglegrp.com.)
With that in mind, there’s sure to be an Eagle hand sink that fits your operation — while improving sanitation, efficiency and HACCP food-safety compliance. In addition, several of our models feature the industry’s only deep-drawn positive-drain bowl, assuring complete drainage to meet even the most stringent health codes.
Here’s a quick rundown of the range of sinks and related items we offer:
- Touch-free (hands aren’t needed to turn these on)
- Space Savers
- Towel and Soap Dispenser Combos
- Over 30 hand sink models to choose from
Another thing to consider is MICROGARD® protection, which acts like a second line of defense against bacteria and is available on all Eagle hand sinks. It’s an antimicrobial agent that impedes the growth of a wide range of bacteria, mold and mildew on the sink surface. MICROGARD® is applied onto the top and underside of the sink deck, the backsplash, and inside and outside the sink bowl (excludes faucets, drains, towel/soap dispensers, waste receptacle, skirt, pedal valves and nail brush holder).
(To order MICROGARD® on hand sinks, add -MG to the model number. Example: HSA-10-F-MG.)
* MICROGARD® does not protect users or others against bacteria, viruses, germs or other disease organisms. Always clean this product thoroughly after each use.
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