Drinking Fountain Lockout Device offers simple, safe solution for schools

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New product from Emedco will prevent spread of COVID-19

Emedco, a national safety company headquartered in Buffalo, has developed an innovative solution to restrict drinking fountain use in schools as a measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The onset of summer and the eventual next school year presents a challenge to education administrators to take drastic measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, especially in high traffic areas in schools. This new device provides an easy-to-install bright red physical barrier made of tamper-resistant polypropylene that will completely cover the fountain spout and lock in place.

“This is a simple, clean solution for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in schools through stopping the use of water fountains,” said Paul Schneeberger, the product manager behind the device. “Whether preschool or high school students, this will help keep people safe.”

While the device will prevent water fountain usage, it won’t prevent water flow to a bottle-filling station that might also be connected to the water fountain so staff and students can remain hydrated.

As an added bonus, the device can then be used to lock out standard plug valves within the stem diameter range when the pandemic is over.

Product Specifications:

  • Constructed of highly-visible, tamper-resistant polypropylene
  • Withstands service temperatures from -25°F to 200°F.
  • Compliant with OSHA requirement 1910.147
  • Maximum Stem Diameter: 2.125 in
  • Stem Diameter Range: 1.75 in to 2.125 in

About Emedco:
For over 70 years Emedco has been the leading manufacturer and distributor of signs and identification products for the workplace. Our line of custom products are designed to provide safe and secure solutions for businesses.

Emedco is owned by Brady Corporation. More information is available at http://www.bradycorp.com.

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