In safe hands
23 November 2016
Arco has launched its first ever range of specialised hand wipes, designed to protect employees from Weil’s disease, which is debilitating or fatal in 10% of cases.
The wipes work by killing Leptospira bacteria, which causes Leptospirosis that can develop into Weil’s disease. Present in animal urine, particularly rodents, those most at risk are those working in agricultural, construction and waste disposal industries as their working environments may come into contact with rat populations, wastelands, and sewage. Those in close contact with animals, such as farmers, veterinary staff and pest control workers are also at risk of contracting Leptospirosis.
Arco Safe Hands wipes are specially formulated to kill dangerous bacteria and are a convenient way for employees to disinfect their hands. By simply rubbing their hands with the wipes to also physically remove dirt, Arco’s safety experts advise that employees not only disinfect themselves from harmful Leptospira bacteria, but also from a range of other bacteria and viruses (including Pseudomonas, E-Coli, Straphyloccus, Enterococcus and H1N1).