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Hypoallergenic Room & ‘Hot Bed’ Sanitisation


Accommoda'on  ma*ers   •  The demand for employees in the resources sector … is outstripping supply and … there is some suggestion that employees - especially those relatively new to the sector are becoming more discriminating in their choices of employer and employment conditions. •  Accommodation arrangements can rank in importance with salaries, career opportunities, reputation of employer and work roster as work-related factors in deciding employment. 1   1  

Workforce Accommodation Survey April 2012


Providing  hypoallergenic  and  hyper-­‐sani'sed   residen'al  accommoda'on  can  be  a  way  to  add   value  to  the  organisa'on,  and  another  factor  in   retaining  current  employees  and  a*rac'ng   future  employees.    


Hypoallergenic  Room  Program   The HRP consists of 5 phases: Phase Phase Phase Phase Phase

1: 2: 3: 4: 5:

Cleaning with Bio+Green Crystals & CLO2 Surface Spray CLO2 Surface Spray & Fogger (Mist) CLO2 Vapour Shock Treatment – Air Strike 1 (Bomb) CLO2 Slow Release Module (Vapour) Quarterly Service Plan / Quality Control


Phase  1  –  Room  Cleaning  

+   Bathroom Surfaces

Glass & Window

Natural Degreaser

All Purpose

Stainless Steel Polish

100% Biodegradable No rinse / food grade sanitiser US EPA Reg. 87508-3 FSANZ approved


Phase  1  –  Room  Cleaning   •  Cleaning staff clean the rooms with the safest cleaning products in Australia; •  Blue Butterfly (Sensitive Choice) approved products. •  Safe for 7 million Australians with Asthma and Allergies1 •  Conforms to new waste reduction regulations for Leeds Hospitality Credits.2 •  Nutraceutical (food) grade cleaning products •  VOC free – no airborne triggers •  Zero waste – all packaging recyclable 1

National Asthma Council of Australia and the Asthma Foundation of New Zealand

2 U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)

US EPA Reg. 87508-3 FSANZ approved


Phase  2  –  CLO2  Spray  /  Fogging  

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Phase  2  –  CLO2  Spray  /  Fogging   •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  • 

Hand  held  pump  sprayer  –  eco  friendly   #80  nozzle  spray  head  produces  a  fine,  no-­‐rinse  mist   1g  /  1  litre  water  =  100ppm  of  Chlorine  Dioxide   Detoxifies  a  250-­‐350sq-­‐U  room   For  surface  spraying  cracks,  crevices,  beds,  bedding,  curtains,  carpet   and  fabrics   Can  be  misted  into  vents  to  kill  bacteria  in  AC/hea'ng  units   VOC-­‐free  solu'on  -­‐  neutralizes  exis'ng  vola'le  organic  compounds   Special  non-­‐corrosive  formula'on       Kills  dust  mites   Inhibits  mould  growth   Zero-­‐waste  solu'on   Economical  to  use   US EPA Reg. 87508-3 FSANZ approved


Phase  3  -­‐  Vapour  Shock  Treatment    


Phase  3  -­‐  Vapour  Shock  Treatment   •  Operator seals off room and releases the CLO2 ‘bomb’ - AIR STRIKE 1 to ‘shock’ the entire room.3 •  Shock treatment is a 2 – 3 hour process and room is monitored while the other rooms are being serviced. •  For bedbug infestation, a 1 day vapour shock treatment is recommended - can range up to 12 cycles depending on severity of infestation •  Vapour treatment is attracted to the humidity in tight cracks and crevices •  Attacks enveloped, non-enveloped, gram negative and bacterial endospores at the source. •  Attacks mould and mildew spores. •  3 different sizes available 3 NBGS Patented Air Strike Shock Envelope with special non corrosive formulas.  

US EPA Reg. 87508-3 FSANZ approved


Phase  4  –  Slow  Release  Module  


Phase  4  –  Slow  Release  Module   •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  • 

SRM’s can be set out in any open area of the room Slowly emits a SAFE, CLO2 vapour CLO2 levels are activated by and are attracted to moisture 30 day life-cycle - dependent on ambient humidity of room A deep-penetrating vapour permeates all porous materials and fabrics, below and behind furniture and into ventilation systems.  Removes all existing odours and prevents new odours from forming. Does not leave behind any type of residue Replaced monthly via housekeeping schedule Maintains healthy, clean air in the room Eco-friendly - requires no power Simple and easy to use US EPA Reg. 87508-3 FSANZ approved


Phase  5  -­‐  Quarterly  Service  Plan  


Phase  5  -­‐  Quarterly  Service  Plan   •  Accommoda'on  placed  on  a  quarterly  service   plan  to:   •  Administer  Phase  2:  Fogging  &    Phase  3:   Quarterly  Vapour  Shock  Treatments     •  Check  Phase  4:  Slow  Release  Modules   •  Carry  out  other  sani'sa'on  procedures  as   required   •  Manage  quality  control  checks  


Issue  Compliance  Placard   •  EcoFuture  will  cer'fy  the  ‘hypoallergenic’   room  is  in  compliance  with,  and  meets  or   exceeds  all  interna'onal  standards   •  EcoFuture  will  issue  a  room  placard  to  the   organisa'on.    


More  informa'on     P:  +61  3  5998  3641     E:  sales@ourecofuture.com.au  


Workforce Accommodation Survey April 2012 Key Findings 1. It is clear that the demand for employees in the resources sector in Queensland is outstripping supply and hence there is some suggestion that employees, especially those relatively new to the sector are becoming more discriminating in their choices of employer and employment conditions. 2. Among those surveyed, accommodation arrangements rank similarly in importance with salaries, career opportunities, reputation of employer and work roster as work-related factors in deciding employment. The survey findings are supported by the views of HR personnel in the sector responsible for recruitment and employee management. 3. The factors influencing choice between residential and non-residential accommodation arrangements are similar with ‘work-life’ balance’ and ‘overall quality of life’ factors being the most important influencing factors in deciding accommodation for both groups. The factors ‘quality of accommodation’, ‘suits family arrangement’ and ‘allows involvement in family life’ were also ranked highly. Although the two groups are likely to have different interpretations of what these more highly ranked terms mean to them, the fact that these are scored similarly for both groups shows that there are features of non-residential working that suit some people, just as there are features of residential working that suit others. 4. About two thirds of all respondents – in both residential and non-residential arrangements - are satisfied with their accommodation arrangements. Of those people satisfied, two-thirds would not have taken their current position if their preferred accommodation arrangement was not available. Conversely, only 12% of respondents are not satisfied with their current accommodation arrangements. The remaining 20% are ready to move either from residential to non-residential, or vice versa. 5. The clear implication is that being able to offer choice between residential and non-residential accommodation arrangements across the resources sector as a whole and across all regions to current and potential employees is essential if the resources sector is to staff current and future projects.


Bed-­‐Bug  Study   •  •  •  • 

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Abstract objective. This study evaluated the efficacy of gaseous chlorine dioxide (ClO2) for extermination of bedbugs (Cimex lectularius and Cimex hemipterus). Background. Bedbugs have received attention because of recent outbreaks. Bedbug eradication is difficult and often requires a time consuming multifaceted approach. Setting. Laboratory and hospital room. Methods. Bedbugs were exposed to concentrations of ClO2 of 362, 724, and 1,086 parts per million (ppm) in an exposure chamber. Bedbug mortality was then evaluated. The ability of ClO2 to penetrate various spaces in a hospital room was evaluated using Bacillus atropheus as a surrogate organism. Results. Concentrations of 1,086 and 724 ppm of Cl02 yielded 100% bedbug mortality assessed immediately after exposure. Live young were not observed for any eggs exposed to ClO2 gas. ClO2 at a concentration of 362 ppm for 1,029 parts per million hours (ppm-hours) achieved 100% mortality 6 hours after exposure. A ClO2 concentration of 362 ppm for 519 ppm-hours had 100% mortality 18 hours after exposure. Up to a 6-log reduction in B. atropheus spores was achieved using similar concentrations of ClO2 in a hospital room, indicating that the concentrations needed to kill bedbugs can be achieved throughout a hospital room. Conclusions. ClO2 is effective at killing bedbugs in the laboratory, and similar concentrations of ClO2 gas can be achieved in a hospital room. ClO2 can be removed from the room without residuals. © 2012 by The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.


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