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SCA provides supplies and tips for keeping it clean during Papal events in Philadelphia
SCA is provided several of its products during the recent Papal visit to Philadelphia.
To promote hygiene among the expected crowds, the company is providing hand sanitiser stations for events at the Philadelphia International Airport, the Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter & Paul and the two Papal events on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Located outside all urinal areas, the stations will be equipped with SCA's Tork Premium Alcohol Foam Hand Sanitiser, which sanitises and disinfects hands quickly without water. When used properly, hand sanitiser is helpful in the prevention of viral infections such as colds and flu.
SCA has expertise in managing hygiene at high volume events and venues for thousands of people. Many of the company's Tork dispensing systems, such as touchless hand towel dispensers for washrooms and one-at-a-time napkin dispensers for foodservice providers, can be found at busy airports, restaurants and stadiums across the country. In Philadelphia, SCA's Tork products can be found at Lincoln Financial Field.
SCA will also provide hygiene products to be used by Aramark in the foodservice areas on the Parkway. Tork Xpressnap To Go Napkin packs, which deliver napkins one at a time, will be available in food concession stands. Tork Foodservice Cleaning Wet Wipes will also be used by foodservice staff for quick and efficient clean-up.
Event organisers are expecting one million people on the Parkway. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for sure - but how can attendees survive the up-close-and-personal experience without that 'grungy' feeling that often comes after going to an outdoor event?
SCA has shared some do's and don'ts, along with a few fun facts, to encourage event attendees to keep it clean on 26th and 27th September. If you're not attending but have never been told how best to use sanitiser, the following may well be worth reading:
1. Always use hand sanitiser dispensers following your washroom visit on the Parkway. Sanitiser stations will be located outside all of the urinal areas, as well as inside the port-o-potties all along the Parkway on both days of the Papal visit
* Put your hand under the automatic hand sanitiser dispenser long enough for one squirt - that's all that is needed. Rub hands together covering all surfaces of hands and fingers and about two inches up your wrist
* Rub until hand sanitiser is absorbed
* When using hand sanitiser, do not dry your hands on a towel, piece of clothing or tissue; it will be better to let them air dry.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), on average, people come in contact with 300 surfaces every 30 minutes, exposing them to 840,000 germs.
2. If you are going to the Papal Mass at the Cathedral or the closed events at the airport, use hand sanitiser at those places also. SCA hand sanitising stations will be located throughout. Both the busy Philadelphia International Airport and any church receive thousands of 'touches' from humans all day long. In fact, a recent study by Travelmath.com showed that drinking fountain buttons at airports are a major germ carrier. Having clean hands should be a priority during densely populated events
3. If you find yourself squeezed in the midst of the crowds on Saturday or Sunday, no access to a hand sanitiser in sight, try greeting someone with a fist bump rather than a handshake. A recent study conducted by researchers from the UK's Aberystwyth University showed that the fist bump is more hygienic than the traditional handshake in public settings - the 'bump' transferred 10% of the amount of germs transferred in a typical handshake
4. Cover your mouth! Even though you are out in the open, an uncovered cough or sneeze is still spreading germs to your neighbour who is just a shoulder's distance away. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if possible when you cough or sneeze. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands
24th September 2015