Resolution 96-01: LET'S CLEAN UP OUR ACT

Number 96-01
Description Soap dispensers be placed and maintained in all bathrooms
Authored by Unknown
Sponsored by Unknown
Date Submitted Tuesday, December 5, 1995
Date Considered Wednesday, January 1, 1000
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Committee Affairs
Result n/a
Remarks FAILED - No further information is available about this resolution.
Whereas Growth of various microorganisms occurs on the moist substrate of bar soap; and
Whereas Transmission of infectious agents often occurs via person-to-person contact; and
Whereas Hands of said people are often rife with infectious agents, often picked up by touching door knobs, toilet seats, etc., and bar soap is then handled by hundreds of these contaminated hands; and
Whereas Rates of disease transmission are high in locales with high population densities such as universities; and
Whereas Sick students and faculty are unable to participate fully in the pursuit of scholarly activities; and
Whereas A decrease in scholarly productivity at UTA is not cost effective, and taking measures to reduce transmission of infectious agents is more than economically compensated by the full productivity of students and faculty, and use of liquid soap in a pump dispenser does not offer as "friendly" a substrate for growth and spread of microorganisms.
Be It Further Resolved That All UTA custodial services provide and maintain liquid soap in liquid soap dispensers; and
Be It Further Resolved That These dispensers be located in ALL public bathrooms located on university property; and
Be It Further Resolved That These dispensers be maintained (i.e., the custodians regularly check the dispensers for mechanical problems and low/ no levels of soap and eliminate these problems if they exist. "Regularly" shall be defined as no less than weekly;) and
Be It Further Resolved That This resolution shall take effect immediately.