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Phillips Industries recently created the Sta-Safe, a hands-free door extension that attaches to public door handles to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.

During COVID-related downtime in Phillips factories, employees were encouraged to be creative in devising uses for idle equipment, which resulted in the development of the Sta-Safe door handle extension.

“With the kernel of an idea for a hands-free handle attachment that could make a real difference in slowing the spread of COVID-19, our team in Mexico quickly designed the Sta-Safe extension,” said Rob Phillips, president and CEO. “They produced engineering and tooling drawings that utilized our temporarily inactive CNC equipment to make them.”

The Sta-Safe's design decreases the risk of spreading germs on public door handles, one of the most highly utilized contact surfaces. The forearm operated door handle is hands-free and quick and easy to install with no drilling required. It includes three inserts to ensure a perfect fit on most door pull applications, and it is durable and UV- and weather-resistant.

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