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September 16, 2018

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Industrial hand cleaning

Industrial hand cleaning innovation developed by workers, for workers

Industrial workers are faced with many challenging environments, often exposed to dirt and contamination on a daily basis. These conditions have led to frequent hand washing, with many workers said to be using soaps that are too mild or too harsh for their skin.

Developed through significant testing and focus groups with workers, Deb has created a range of industrial hand cleaners which, the company says, provides ‘XTRA Power and XTRA Care’.

Deb hand cleaner

Industrial hand cleaning: Deb Power Foam rangeThe Power Foam range is said to offer an innovative solution for all industrial environments, from warehousing and logistics to heavy manufacturing, delivering a powerful clean whilst caring for the skin.

The company says that Estesol FX and Solopol GFX have been created to offer the optimum skin care for workers.

Estesol FX

Has been specifically formulated for lighter industrial environments, where a solution has previously been compromised. Deb says that test with workers in real conditions has shown that 77% of workers prefer FX compared to their existing washroom soap and that 73% agreed that it left their hands feeling conditioned after use.

Solopol GFX

Has been designed for heavy duty cleaning and suitable for roles where workers’ hands are exposed to oils, grease, carbon black and lubricants. Laboratory tests, carried out by Deb-STOKO Europe, revealed that 87% of workers prefer Solopol GFX compared to their existing hand cleanser and &8% of users in real working conditions agreed that the product left their hands feeling smooth and cared for after use.

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Fatigue is common amongst the population, but particularly among those working abnormal hours, and can arise from excessive working time or poorly designed shift patterns. It is also related to workload, in that workers are more easily fatigued if their work is machine-paced, complex or monotonous.

This free director’s briefing contains:

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