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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

How To Protect Hands from Skin Damage in the Mining Industry


Mining and quarrying workers have to deal with the dangers of working with heavy loads and equipment as well as unstable underground conditions on a regular basis. However, when examining the risks to industrial workers, what is often neglected is the strain that their skin, the most delicate and largest organ of the body, is placed under. The skin on the hands, in particular, can be easily damaged in the workplace by a range of hazardous substances, and by UV radiation from the sun.

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Topics: UV skin protection, sun protection for outdoor workers

Touchscreens: The Mosquito of the Digital Age

The widespread and rapidly growing automation and digitization of our world has led to the installation of billions of touchscreens, both in our personal possession and in public use, such as at hospitals, airports, schools, restaurants, public transit, banks and government offices.

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Topics: Mobile Phone Bacteria, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

Making It Easier Not To Forget

Imagine you work in a food-handling environment. You know that regular handwashing is important, of course. That’s what you’ve learned; that’s what your employer told you when you started. But you haven’t heard much about it since then. And the handwashing facilities in your workplace aren’t exactly the most accessible.

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Topics: Food Safety

How Important is Hygiene Education for ‘Adulting’?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Well, maybe not for all those kids going back to school, but certainly for many parents.  As much as we all love our vacations, it's important to break some of those lazy summer habits and get back to more structured routines – especially when it comes to basic hygiene.

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Topics: Hand Hygiene Training & Education, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

The Age Of Big Data – What Can It Do For Hand Hygiene?


In 1927 Flitz Lang released the classic movie “Metropolis” that tells the tale of how in 2027 the human workers would become slaves to machines. Who could forget also the Terminator series of films which depicted how machines would eventually try to take over the world.

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand Washing, Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring, Hand hygiene monitoring, Infection Prevention in Healthcare

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