Back on January 15 I posted a piece about our misadventures with new paper towel dispensers.
Hundreds of you have demanded an update on this dramatic story. Here it is, in the form of an email from our manager of environmental services. We are all pleased that the problems have been solved. But, please Mark, did you have to call it a "roll-out"?
On March 5, 2007, we will expand to the East Campus our program to replace mechanical paper towel dispensers with battery-powered, "hands free" dispensers. These new dispensers reduce the chance of cross contamination and thus facilitate improved infection control.
As you know, we faced problems with the initial roll-out on the West. These were mainly related to the specific kind of paper towel we started to use. We have switched to a paper towel comparable in quality to the one we had always used. These new paper towels have been in place with the new dispenser for six weeks on the West and have been considered appropriate and acceptable.
We are now moving forward to replace dispensers on the East Campus and will be starting with replacing those that currently use a "hand lever". This should take about one week (i.e., 3/5-3/9).