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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

Few Wash Hands Properly In Germy Schools

 

A new school year has kicked off across the world and the millions of students piling into classrooms every day aren’t just bringing in stories about their summer vacations, but germs and viruses, too.

 

Did you know that 80 per cent of common infections can be spread through contaminated hands, and some studies have found a typical human hand can carry 10,000 to 10 million bacteria?

 

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

The Psychology of Hand Hygiene

 

How can you incentivize a team of healthcare professionals to change longstanding behaviors? Motivations such as money, being observed, peer pressure, or other incentives might work in the short term, but how do you get someone to permanently change a behavior?

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Topics: Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Healthcare-Associated Infections

The Importance of Hand Hygiene at Home and School

 

Infectious diseases continue to be a health challenge and economic burden within our communities.  Though effective hand hygiene education is critical, there has been a steady decline in hygiene promotion, especially in the home.

 

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

How To Implement A Skin Care Program In Your Workplace

 

 

It’s not hard to see why hand hygiene in the workplace is so important: we use our hands to carry out most tasks during the working day. At the same time, they are responsible for transmitting 80% of infections. To reduce the spread of germs and bacteria in their workplaces, health and safety managers need to take the provision of handwashing opportunities seriously.

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Topics: Hand Washing, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Occupational Skin Disease, Preventing Occupational Skin Disease

What Do Brown M&Ms & Hygiene Have in Common?


Have you ever heard the one about the rock band Van Halen and the brown M&Ms?

 

Sure these guys are classic rock icons now, but that infamous reputation didn’t just happen by accident.  Most people who have heard about the brown M&Ms think it’s just another story of rock excess, when in fact it’s a great example of using counter intuitive thinking to solve a problem.

 

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Topics: Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

Salmonella - What You Need To Know

 

“Stop hugging, snuggling, and kissing chickens”. Yes, you read that correctly. It is advice from the CDC directly in response to the U.S. outbreak of human Salmonellosis linked to keeping live poultry in backyard flocks. This current outbreak has hit 48 states, and infected at least 790 people thus far. It began in January 2017 and is still ongoing. 

 

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Topics: Cross-contamination Prevention - Food Industry, Foodborne Illness, Food Preparation, Food Safety

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