Right now, the whole world is focused on hand hygiene. Water and soap have always been the best way to clean hands. For firefighters, hand hygiene has always been a critically important issue. After firefighting activities carcinogenic materials are present on the firefighter’s PPE as well as on the skin of both neck and hands. This puts firefighters at a markedly higher risk of cancer.
For years, the US Fire Administration FEMA has highlighted this – in 2018 they said: ‘If your fire department hasn’t already done so, it needs to develop or refine its policies for decontaminating gear and skin after live fire responses to reduce the potential risk of cancer.’
A new hand hygiene station, ShoulderSink, organizes everything needed for proper hand hygiene in one compact unit. Water, soap, paper, paper bin and sanitizer are all built in. The compact design makes it easy to fit in smaller and larger vehicles, without sanitation built in. ShoulderSink can even be carried on a shoulder and taken out of the ‘danger zone’ during protracted incidents.
This Danish invention is today used by tens of thousands of users in construction, infrastructure, maintenance as well as in fire and rescue organizations.
For more information, please visit shouldersink.com