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Greenspeed Announces Ace Janitorial & RM Janitorial as new Distribution Partners

MIAMI, FL – Greenspeed USA, a leading provider of environmental cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting technologies and services announced today that it has signed an agreement with Ace Janitorial Supply and RM Janitorial Corporation as exclusive representatives/distributors in the New York, New Jersey, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area for its hospital tested and approved Infection Control Systems (ICS).

The ICS program is a comprehensive system approach for implementing more effective, efficient, healthier and environmentally friendlier cleaning and disinfecting strategies for the healthcare sector without adding unwanted substance to the environment. Non-corrosive, fast-acting EPA registered anti-microbial solutions are applied utilizing proprietary protocols and smart applicators to clean and disinfect while reducing labor and human error.

Michel Van Schaik, Founder of Greenspeed, says, “We are thrilled to announce this new partnership with Ace Janitorial and RM Janitorial. Both company’s share our same business philosophy,  When our communities, our customers and our employees succeed, we succeed. By partnering with Ace and RM, we are leveraging their local presence, strong service infrastructure and extensive expertise in our target markets. This will continue the expansion of our capabilities in the region and is key to serving those customers quickly and efficiently.”

Crothall Healthcare Partners with Greenspeed to Supply Infection Control Program

The occurrence of Health care-associated infections (HAIs) continues to escalate at an alarming rate. In 2015, more than 2 million HAI’s were recorded and more than 40% of those were caused by contact with contaminated surfaces.

Crothall Healthcare, a premium support service provider in healthcare and Greenspeed USA have partnered to address this growing problem and in January of 2016 entered into an initial 36-month contract for the use of the Greenspeed Infection Control System (GICS) within the Crothall network of hospitals.

The GICS program is a comprehensive system approach for implementing more effective, efficient, healthier and environmentally friendlier cleaning and disinfecting strategies for the healthcare sector without adding unwanted substance to the environment. Non-corrosive, fast-acting EPA registered anti-microbial solutions are applied utilizing proprietary protocols and smart applicators to clean and disinfect while reducing labor and human error.

“Providing the Greenspeed infection Control System reinforces our commitment in providing highly effective, sustainable and environmentally friendly cleaning and disinfection programs to our clients”, says Rich Feczko, Crothall National Director of Systems, Standards, Innovation, and Global Support.

Aquaox Disinfectants Generated On-Site in North Carolina Healthcare Facilities Are Compliant with EPA Requirements for Hospital Disinfectants.

MIAMI, FL—Current North Carolina Rules Governing the Sanitation of Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Adult Care Homes and Other Institutions (15 A NCAC 18A.1300) require patient contact surfaces in health care settings to be disinfected with EPA-registered hospital disinfectant. The EPA registration number on the label of all disinfectant products that enter commerce provides assurance that EPA has completed a data review to assure the efficacy of the product.

Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, Manufacturers are not permitted to make label claims from antimicrobial pesticides for use as disinfectants unless there is data to support those claims, but since products generated for use on site never enter commerce, EPA does not require the data review and provide a registration number for the on-site products.

On April 27th, 2015 the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services determined that Aquaox Disinfectants generated on-site in North Carolina healthcare facilities are equivalent to the ones produced and shipped commercially. “After reviewing the test data and documentation of EPA registration of the products, this department determined that Aquaox Disinfectant 275 and Aquaox Disinfectant 525 generated on site using Aquaox Pesticide Producing, Establishment Number 85021-CA-001 electrolyzed water generator are the same as the EPA-registered Aquaox Disinfectant 275 and Aquaox 525 products produced and shipped commercially. Both products shipped and those prepared on site are compliant with the requirement for use of EPA-registered hospital disinfectants”, stated James A. Hayes, Program Supervisor, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

Greenspeed Signs Service Agreement with Major Healthcare Group

Miami, FL–There is an epidemic of health care acquired infections within hospitals, out-patient surgical centers, nursing homes and other medical facilities. A major cause of this epidemic is environmental surface contamination. It is estimated that 40% of healthcare acquired infections are attributed to cross contamination from hands of patients, healthcare workers and visitors who come into contact with environmental surfaces.

Greenspeed and Johnston UNC Healthcare in Smithfield, North Carolina have partnered to address this growing problem and in November of 2014 entered into an initial 36-month contract for the use of the Greenspeed Infection Control System (AICS) within the Johnston network of hospitals. This collaboration represents the first hospital network to adopt on- site generated Electrochemical Activated (ECA) solutions for their entire network.

For the past eleven months, Johnston UNC Healthcare has been evaluating the ICS and has collected over twelve hundred swab samples in order to compare the AICS versus traditional cleaning and disinfecting methods. “Our results have been amazing and even better than expected…the ICS allows facilities to provide the very best possible method of cleaning and disinfecting of environment surfaces that can be provided for their patients, visitors and staff,” says Ronnie Syverson, Infection Preventionist at Johnston UNC Healthcare.

The ICS generator produces two EPA registered anti-microbial solutions and a general purpose cleaner that dissolves proteins and emulsifies oils and fats. The first anti- microbial solution is used as a non-corrosive, fast-acting general purpose sanitizer. The second anti-microbial solution is used as a high level disinfectant, capable of killing all microorganisms including MRSA. “Using this new innovative technology we have been able to gain a 98% reduction of all microorganisms and pathogens on all tested surfaces in patient rooms. Being able to have onsite generated solutions has proven the ability to reduce our overall chemical cost, and the added cost of transportation, handling and distribution of an array of chemicals that are no longer needed,” according to Kyle McDermott, Sr. Director Support Services at Johnston UNC Healthcare.

Greenspeed/Aquaox and ICS will be the featured topic on the “Health Briefs” television segment, airing nationally on the Discovery Channel, November 21st, 7:30 AM ET & PT, 6:30 AM CT, 5:30 AM MT. Hosted by Terry Bradshaw, Health Briefs takes a look at the dynamics of the medical industry and many of its associated important people and components.

Michel Van Schaik, Founder of Greenspeed, says, “We are thrilled to announce the first airing and market introduction of our Infection Control System (ICS) for healthcare facilities. Our comprehensive program effectively and efficiently cleans and disinfects surfaces with EPA registered, sustainable, fast-acting, on-site generated solutions and apply them using proprietary techniques to reduce labor and human error.”
Greenspeed is a privately held global provider of environmental sanitation and hygiene technologies and services.

Statement of Support for the Greenspeed Infection Control System

“First of all I would like to say how pleased we are with the results of the Greenspeed Infection Control System.

Over the past 11 months we have tested and evaluated the system at Johnston Health UNC against traditional cleaning and disinfecting processes.

Based on over 1200 swab test, and numerous surface challenge tests the Greenspeed Infection Control System out performed traditional cleaning and disinfecting process and procedures.

Using this new innovative technology we have been able to gain a 98% reduction of all microorganisms and pathogens on all tested surfaces in patient rooms.

Being able to have onsite generated solutions has proven the ability to reduce our overall chemical cost, and the added cost of transportation, handling and distribution of array of chemicals that are no longer needed.

With the ability of Electrostatic misting applied by the Greenspeed Infection Control System carts we have a greater advantage in the coverage of all surfaces in the patient rooms, equipment and other locations throughout our facility, with less human error.”

Kyle McDermott,
Sr. Director Support Services
Johnston Health UNC