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Archer Manufacturing’s Indestructible and Suicide Resistant Soap Dispenser Now Available for Purchase to Veterans Administration Hospitals Nationwide

Archer Manufacturing announces inclusion of the patient proof and ligation resistant OPS 1-Touch Soap Dispenser onto the Veterans Administration’s Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist for Units Treating Suicidal Patients.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 19, 2013) - Endeavoring to meet the standards of the National Center for Patient Safety and the 1700 VA Hospitals, Clinics and other related facilities nationwide, Archer Manufacturing’s OPS 1-Touch Soap Dispenser has successfully passed the requirements needed to be included in the Veterans Administration’s (VA) Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist for Units Treating Suicidal Patients.
The ligation proof OPS 1-Touch was extensively tested to prove its indestructibility and suicide resistance. Though already used successfully in many correctional and healthcare facilities nationwide this fact did not sway the VA’s determination to have the product thoroughly upgraded to meet their specifications. To that end, having undergone rigorous testing, the dispenser now exceeds expectations and will prove itself as an essential product for all parts of the market.
Andrew Werth, Archer’s VP of Marketing, commented last week on the process:
“The vetting process was significant. Our products were placed under scrutiny in 2 separate facilities and underwent dozens of tests. The tests were designed to prove indestructibility, suicide resistance, and an inability to unlock and tamper with the dispenser or the soap inside. It’s the VA’s job to make sure that the products they use are not only suicide and ligation resistant - but also strong enough to withstand abuse and not be broken into a sharp tool or weapon. After all, VA Psychiatric Hospitals are not just taking care of emotional people - they are caring for emotional soldiers.
As a company, we’d like to thank the VA National Center for Patient Safety for all of their hard work. Their tests have dramatically improved the durability, security, and overall safety of our dispenser. There is no other soap dispenser in the world that is indestructible, suicide resistant, and tamper proof. Now, in large part due to the VA’s help, we can offer this top quality product to every one of our customers, both current and new.”
The OPS 1-Touch vandal proof dispenser comes with a risk-free five-year warranty. The soap dispenser is ligation resistant, securely locked, and encased in an attractive industrial strength 14 and 16-gauge brushed stainless steel for enhanced durability.
The OPS 1-Touch can now be purchased for all areas of the Veteran’s Administration Hospitals nationwide, and is especially recommended for trouble areas where vandalism and suicide risk is most prevalent. That’s the importance of the Veterans Administration’s Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist for Units Treating Suicidal Patients.
While not an endorsement, it is a message from the VA’s National Center for Patient Safety to all VA medical facilities that the OPS 1-Touch Soap Dispenser is safe for their use.
In addition to its indestructible and suicide resistant product lines, Archer Manufacturing also offers plastic dispensers for nurse washing stations and other low risk areas.

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About Archer Manufacturing:
For over twenty years, Archer Manufacturing has specialized in the design of commercial soap dispensers. It is the foremost leader in the design and provision of the world’s only 100% vandal proof soap dispenser. Archer’s products have been resourcefully used in prisons and psychiatric hospitals as well as public facilities like rest stops and restaurants or wherever bathroom vandalism may occur. Further establishing the safety of their patented soap dispensers, the company is also committed to stopping bacterial contamination found in most soap dispensers by using hermetically sealed soap cartridges to contain their foaming soap products.


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