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  A network of environmental health specialist and epidemiologists at US federal and state...

Mind boggling facts: Why ...

  Brace yourself. A study from Michigan State University reported that only 5.3 percent of...

BADGE SYSTEMS VS. ELECTRO...

MP’s highlight limitations of badge-based systems – paving the way for group monitoring to...

5 Tips to Help Prevent Fo...

    5 Tips to Help Prevent Foodborne Illness this Summer   Summer is the season for long w...

Let’s bin bulk fill dispe...

  According to the Department of Health, many care workers do not always decontaminate the...

Make UV protection a part...

    Make UV protection a part of your PPE   More than five outdoor workers are diagnosed w...

A new guide to preventing...

    More than 1 in 10 workers suffer from dermatitis[1] – the symptoms of which are sore a...

Shining a light on sun sa...

  Before heading to the beach or the pool, you likely consider items to bring to protect y...

Microbeads, Macro Problem...

    Plastic beads made of polyethylene – also known as microbeads – are used in different ...

Addressing the issue of g...

    Throughout the Healthcare industry, glove use has become a key aspect of ward culture ...

NAOSH Week Hand Protectio...

    May 6 kicks off North American Occupational Safety & Health (NAOSH) Week. Launched in ...

It’s in Our Hands: World ...

  Mark your calendars: On May 5, 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will be raising...

Fact vs. Fiction: Debunki...

  After you use the restroom – particularly in public facilities like schools, offices, gy...

An asset tracking solutio...

        Patient safety is paramount, however, in the UK today, approximately 300,000 patie...

Redefining Healthy Hands ...

      If you were to glance at the hands of an industrial worker, it wouldn’t be surprisin...

Flaws of Direct Observati...

  Hand hygiene is widely recognised as the most significant aspect in reducing Healthcare ...

The Evolution of Hand Hyg...

    Hygiene has always been critical to survival. From ancient civilizations to the presen...

Open-Concept Office is a ...

  In today’s modern working environment, the cubical office environment has been swapped o...

The Importance of Hand Sa...

  Throughout any given workday, employees use their hands to write up a report, shake hand...

Visiting a Hospitalized P...

 

Disruptive Technology – L...

  As disruptive technology continues to grow, Healthcare facilities are considering the us...

The Invisible Threat Lurk...

  Many professions require personal protective equipment (PPE), like gloves, to be worn in...

How Soap Provides a Prote...

  When it comes to protecting hands and health in the workplace, personal protective equip...

Preventing the Spread of ...

  Causing your stomach or small intestines to become inflamed, which leads to  nausea, vom...

Safer Soap: A Look at Har...

  People often read food labels to ensure a product they’re consuming doesn’t contain harm...

5 Skin Care Resolutions E...

It’s a new year and you’re probably making mental resolutions to exercise more, eat better...

Top 10 Hand Hygiene Artic...

  Another year is coming to an end and it's time to thank all our subscribers and occasion...

Hand Washing Reduces Your...

  Winter – that’s roast lunches by the open fire of a Sunday pub, snowball fights with the...

Help Employees Prevent Dr...

  Think of winter, and what comes to mind might be the open fire of a Sunday pub, or it mi...

4 Ways To Give Flu The Co...

    Winter is just around the corner – and with it comes flu season, meaning potential bad...

Warning Nasty Flu Season ...

  Reading the articles about the 2017-18 flu season, you’ll see headlines like “potential ...

The Car Interior Microbio...

  When we get into our cars there are several things that go through our minds from the ex...

Surviving Flu Season in S...

  As halls and classrooms flood with students and staff, a clean school can quickly transf...

Why Strong Hand Cleansers...

Only the strongest hand cleansers can live up to the demands of the strongest workers, rig...

5 Ways to Break the Chain...

  Viral and bacterial infections threaten the health and well-being of adults and children...

How To Teach Hand Hygiene...

  Each year on October 15th, over 200 million people in over 100 countries take part in ce...

5 Handy Hacks to Help You...

  Take out your sweaters and prepare for sniffles – cold and flu season is upon us. Starti...

Hygiene - The Invisible T...

Disasters happen all over the world. Different regions experience different kinds of disas...

Few Wash Hands Properly I...

A new school year has kicked off across the world and the millions of students piling into...

The Psychology of Hand Hy...

  How can you incentivize a team of healthcare professionals to change longstanding behavi...

The Importance of Hand Hy...

  Infectious diseases continue to be a health challenge and economic burden within our com...

How To Implement A Skin C...

  It’s not hard to see why hand hygiene in the workplace is so important: we use our hands...

What Do Brown M&Ms & Hygi...

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

Salmonella - What You Nee...

  “Stop hugging, snuggling, and kissing chickens”. Yes, you read that correctly. It is adv...

How To Get Better Hand Hy...

Hand hygiene in care homes is not always what it ought to be: evidence cited by the Depart...

Age Increases Your Risk o...

A quick disclaimer – foodborne illness does not discriminate based on age.  Unfortunately,...

PPE and Hand Hygiene

According to OSHA, the definition of PPE is “specialized clothing or equipment worn by an ...

The Dangers of Petting Zo...

  Summer break is here and children are out of school and headed to camps or trips with th...

73 Million Americans Did ...

  “Just Do It” has become known as the last great slogan of our time. Intended to inspire ...

How To Protect Cleaning P...

Cleaning professionals are some of the unsung heroes in every company. Without them, floor...

Top 5 Hand Hygiene Articl...

  We're half-way through 2017 which makes it the perfect time to re-visit some of the most...

74 Percent Believe Busine...

Skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer and too much exposure to Ultraviolet ...

Cookbook Recipes Fail Foo...

Admit it.  As much as you love eating out, there is nothing quite like home cooking.  Even...

Top 3 Sunscreen Myths Deb...

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world? How about th...

My Hands Matter – SPEAKIN...

Skin issues can be present in many professions from engineers and labourers to factory wor...

Avoiding Hand Sanitizer I...

Those who live with or work with young children are discussing a disturbing new trend of h...

The Importance Of Sun Saf...

  The importance of sun safety in school   What impact can Ultraviolet (UV) rays have on a...

Talking About Skin Care H...

  During North American Occupational Safety & Health Week from May 7th to May 13th this ye...

May 5th is World Hand Hyg...

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) sponsors World Hand Hygiene Day on May 5th...

Protection For Outdoor Wo...

How can outdoor workers stay safe in the sun? Roofers, construction workers, gardeners; al...

Understanding Hand Hygien...

In the UK today, the threat of healthcare associated infections (HCAI’s) is alarming, with...

How Much Hand Soap Should...

  Washing with soap – not just water – is vital to proper hygiene. This is because while w...

The Skin Below The Glove

While gloves can be effective at improving overall occupational hand health, a comprehensi...

The Germiest Places in Sh...

  Depending who you ask, going to the mall is either a positive experience or a negative o...

Politics and Pathogens : ...

  The handshake has been making global headlines yet again in the world of politics and re...

Antibiotic Resistance: A ...

Antimicrobial resistance has gained notoriety as one of the most pressing public health is...

Soaperheroes: Here to Hel...

  Did you know that one million bacteria can be created by one child in a school day?[1] I...

Bin The Bulk, It’s Safer ...

There used to be nothing but bulk. Whether it was public toilets or office washrooms, scho...

Fighting Off Cold and Flu...

The bitter cold hitting your face and mounds of snowfall at your feet is the first indicat...

Preventing Norovirus Outb...

Customers never order a salad with a side of norovirus, but it’s a common pairing when foo...

Make A Healthy Resolution...

With each New Year comes resolutions and healthier lifestyle choices. Whether you’re plann...

Keeping Food Safe

Every year 5.5 million people are affected by foodborne illnesses in the UK[1]. A frighten...

Skin Care To Keep Hands H...

Harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on your employees’ hands. Prolonged spells of cold we...

Clean Washroom – a New Ye...

No toilet paper, dirty surfaces, broken toilet seats – when it comes to washrooms, first i...

Top 10 Hand Hygiene Artic...

  Another year is coming to an end and it's time to thank all our subscribers and occasion...

Have You Washed Your Hand...

Did your mother ask whether you had washed your hands every time you sat down at the table...

Nurses Clothing Covered i...

"What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human cont...

Hand Hygiene Compliance i...

Hands are used on a regular basis in the food manufacturing industry, yet not all employee...

What Is The Correct Hand ...

  You've been told to wash your hands your whole life, from childhood to adulthood, but la...

Can You Sniff C. diff?

What are dogs really known for? Are they soft and cuddly? Man’s best friend? The fact: all...

Expensive Hotels Give Mor...

  Regardless if its business or pleasure, who doesn’t want to stay at the best hotel avail...

School Children Can Becom...

Did you know it was recently Global Handwashing Day?   Each year on October 15th, over 200...

Everybody is Watching. Be...

Admit it.  Have you ever behaved a certain way because you knew someone was watching?  May...

Is Buffet Food Bad For Yo...

"It was the potato salad at the church picnic that poisoned half the people”. Every public...

This Is Where Germs Are L...

Most homeowners take pride in keeping their homes clean and tidy. The kitchen and washroom...

How To Protect Hands from...

Mining and quarrying workers have to deal with the dangers of working with heavy loads and...

Touchscreens: The Mosquit...

  The widespread and rapidly growing automation and digitization of our world has led to t...

Making It Easier Not To F...

Imagine you work in a food-handling environment. You know that regular handwashing is impo...

How Important is Hygiene ...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Well, maybe not for all those kids going back t...

The Age Of Big Data – Wha...

In 1927 Flitz Lang released the classic movie “Metropolis” that tells the tale of how in 2...

Don’t Let the Travel Bugs...

  "In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.” – Benja...

Stadium Sports Attract Fa...

The summer sports season is here and whether its tennis, soccer or track and field – all s...

25% of Seniors Leave Hosp...

Recently I spent my Friday night at the hospital emergency.  Thankfully everything turned ...

Germs Getting A Free Ride...

If you live in a major city, chances are you use public transit either daily or often. It'...

Why You Need to Keep Your...

Recently, I enjoyed a great meal at a local restaurant.  As we were leaving, we passed by ...

Be a Superhero! Help Figh...

  If you’ve been following health news recently you may have heard the following scary phr...

Top 5 Hand Hygiene Articl...

  Can you believe 2016 is already half way over?  We wanted to take a few minutes and look...

Can the ‘Yuck Factor’ Mot...

  Be honest.  Have you ever neglected to wash your hands after using the washroom? Unfortu...

Celebrity Chef Hand Washi...

  I’ll admit it.  I’m a bit of a foodie.  Who doesn’t love a great meal, especially when a...

Effective Hand Hygiene St...

    Modern passenger cruise ships are effectively “mini cities” at sea, with populations o...

How to Make It Easier for...

  According to an article humans unconsciously touch their noses and mouths more than 3.6 ...

Microbeads, Macro Problem...

  Plastic beads made of polyethylene – also known as microbeads – are used in different co...

The Most Effective Way to...

Did you know that you may have been cleaning your hands wrong this whole time? A recent st...

Survey Reveals Only 18 Pe...

The World Health Organization confirmed that the incidence of both non-melanoma and melano...

Be UV Aware – Minimising ...

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world, with over 100,000 new cases di...

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Ha...

Each year the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaini...

Hand Hygiene when Being P...

  Heavy metals are natural chemical elements that can be found in rocks of the earth’s cru...

Study: Is Going To The Ma...

Some people are addicted to it, some like to just pass their time hanging around, whilst o...

Focus on Skin Health: Tak...

There’s a concern in health – and indeed many other aspects of human systems – in which we...

Now Serving: Hand Hygiene...

  From preparation to plate to the patron’s mouth, numerous sets of hands may get in touch...

The Trade Offs with Touch...

  Touch-free restrooms have become very popular.  Building owners and facility managers li...

Swine Flu Outbreaks Put S...

A number of recent swine flu outbreaks within healthcare premises shows us that, as much a...

Hand Hygiene Beyond Hand ...

No matter what the industry, chances are that your company has employees that make a livin...

Hand Sanitizer vs. Soap a...

When it comes to cleaning one's hands in a healthcare setting, the general rule of thumb i...

Flu Prevention Helps Keep...

  Every year, up to 7.5 million Canadians and 62 million Americans will get the flu and be...

How to Keep Hands Healthy...

  The incidence of dry, chapped skin rises sharply in winter due to a combination of adver...

How Strong Are You Agains...

  Healthcare institutions in the Northern Hemisphere are being flooded with patients exhib...

Top 3 Infection Preventio...

Crowded. That was the first thing I noticed when my family and I went to see Star Wars: Th...

Inaccurate Hand Hygiene C...

  The debate of whether healthcare professionals are keeping their hands clean enough made...

Is The Flu (Or Another Bu...

  Everyone loves a great meal–especially when someone else is cooking, serving and doing a...

Nailing It.

  Fake nails are the new “It” accessory— but they harbour a lot of very real germs.  Healt...

From Controversial Discov...

                                          Many historical controversial discoveries in the...

Top 10 Hand Hygiene Artic...

  As we wrap up another year we'd like to thank all our subscribers and occasional readers...

Spread The Word, Not Germ...

  A typical person's hand can carry 10,000 to 10 million bacteria[1] - in a workplace of 1...

Biohazards Associated wit...

  Who would have thought that grocery shopping was such a risky activity?    For those who...

Can’t Touch This! Flu Sea...

    Microorganisms such as viruses just don’t take a holiday. On Saturday morning November...

Off Site? You Still Need ...

    If you run a successful foodservice operation that doesn’t automatically qualify you t...

How To Get "Flu Season Re...

  Flu season is upon us once again. You may be sitting and wondering if and when you'll be...

Lack of Hand Hygiene Comp...

Even if hand hygiene may be considered as part of a more globally integrated approach to i...

Real World Consequences o...

  Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are at the forefront of healthcare conversation and ...

Popular 'Life Hacks' for ...

Have you ever flushed a public toilet using your feet or maybe used a paper towel to avoid...

Shedding Light on the Imp...

Did you know you have an aura? This isn’t, however, the metaphysical variety caused by our...

Interview: Manager of Inf...

Social media use has been increasing steadily for a number of years. As the technology evo...

How To Implement An Infec...

  Every year, up to 7.5 million Canadians1 and 62 million Americans will get the flu and b...

How To Prevent The Next P...

  Based on recent television, films and writing, one might assume the human race’s biggest...

Mans’ Best Friend May Not...

A nation of animal lovers It is estimated that 57% of households in Canada have one or mor...

Class Is In Session, Germ...

It's the end of summer and back to school preparations are in full swing in most household...

Where There’s A Will, The...

The practice of hand hygiene is absolutely necessary to prevent the spread of infections. ...

Please Go Home; If You Ar...

  Have you gone to work while you were sick? I don’t mean a little headache, or a runny no...

Top 10 Germiest Places

We all know by now that proper hand washing is the best way to stop the spread of bacteria...

Biohazardous Cell Phones

It’s amazing how attached people are to their cell phones. Many people will answer them wi...

We All Play A Role In Inf...

  Keeping a healthcare environment free of infections is an admirable goal. But for over a...

Is Raw Seafood Safe to Ea...

   It's summertime, and if you're like most people, sun, surf and seafood are on your shor...

Bumpy Starts: Is the Fist...

Healthcare writer Diane Bracuk knows that fist bumps are more hygienic than the standard h...

Are We Hygiene Obsessed?

Have you ever seen the Seinfeld episode where George Costanza double dips his chip during ...

Healthcare Technology Hel...

I know what you're thinking!  What does intelligence have to do with the washroom?  If you...

Tune Up Your Skin Care Kn...

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), auto service technicians and mechan...

Top 5 Hand Hygiene Articl...

  Now that summer is here; it's a great chance to recap some of the most contagious hand h...

Summer is Peak Season for...

Hot summer days mean we like to spend more time together and outside enjoying the sunshine...

How Many Hands Will You S...

According to a new U.K. study, you will shake 15,000 hands in your lifetime.  Now consider...

Creative Campaigns Can Im...

Hand cleaning is the single most effective way to control the spread of disease, so it mak...

75% of People Prefer Pape...

  We surveyed more than 3,500 people and asked them which is the best hand drying method i...

Would You Give Up the Bar...

Did you know that 1.5 million bars of soap are discarded every day from hotel rooms across...

Sun Protection: A Univers...

As part of its commitment to skin care and protecting workers worldwide, every year Deb la...

Hand Hygiene: Your Entran...

May 5 is the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) annual Save Lives: Clean Your Hands Day. ...

Illness Prevention in Sch...

On any given week day, approximately 55 million students and 7 million staff members flock...

WHO SAVE LIVES: Clean You...

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) First Global...

Know How to Combat Common...

The importance of practicing proper hand hygiene is nothing to joke about. Healthcare work...

Wash. Rinse. Repeat : Han...

When it comes foodborne illness, the foodservice industry has benefited from advances made...

Everybody Is Doing It: Ho...

If you were asked to describe a social network how would you respond? Would you reference ...

Is Your Workplace Making ...

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average employed American adult spe...

Low Tech But Still The Mo...

The Foodservice/Hospitality Industry has benefited from advances made in Food Science and ...

How Skin Care is Becoming...

Industrial hand cleaners have steadily evolved since they were first introduced to the mar...

How To Heal Workers' Hand...

According to the NORA Dermal Exposure Research Program (DERP) of the National Institute fo...

5 Gross Hygiene Facts

We've come a long way in our hygiene habits since the middle ages. Back then most people b...

Should You Wash Your Hand...

People worry about it, marry into it, kill for it and dedicate their whole lives to accumu...

Soap - The Magic Formula?

Hand washing is something that most of us do several times a day without a second thought....

Hawthorne Effect: Hand Hy...

Hand hygiene rates were found to be three times higher when auditors were visible to healt...

Fist Bump or Handshake: W...

Viewers of the game show Deal or No Deal probably remember host Howie Mandel's habit of bu...

Odd Workplace Washroom Be...

According to a new U.S. study, "A surprising number of Americans have used their workplace...

Break the Chain of Transm...

Epidemiology is the science which studies the modes of transmission of pathogenic agents, ...

What's your Flu I.Q.?

Flu season is in full swing and you've probably been bombarded with flu prevention message...

3 Things on My Hand Hygie...

It's two weeks before the holidays. I am sitting with my four year old daughter and helpin...

Call Into Work Sick....Pl...

Did you know, 90% of office workers come to work when sick. Even worse, they know their co...

"Er...Doctor, Can You Ple...

When it comes to asking doctors if they’ve washed their hands, most patients are washouts....

Top 10 Hand Hygiene Artic...

With the holiday season getting closer everyday, we thought it would be a good time to rev...

How to Keep your Workers'...

Here’s the skinny on worker skin safety: According to the National Institute for Occupatio...

Skin Care: Keep Your “Bod...

Medieval knights had suits of armor to protect them from dangers during their daily quests...

Ebola: Hand Hygiene and a...

In the large scheme of things having a global impact, it is believed that life on our plan...

Hand Washing: Separating ...

There are many old-wives tails, rumors and stories that are so ingrained that we don’t kno...

The Connundrum of EV68 In...

This summer, a virus has spread across the United States and Canada leaving hundreds of ch...

On Global Handwashing Day...

October 15th is Global Handwashing Day , a day that was originally created for children an...

How to Protect your Skin ...

Rest easy, metalheads. This article will not be expounding the harmful decibel levels or d...

How To Avoid The Flu This...

The flu season is upon us once again. This year, Center of Disease Control (CDC) is urging...

Mis-LEEDing information m...

Is Ebola the “Bat-out-of ...

My esteemed blogging colleagues have written much on the subject of the most recent and de...

The Dermatitis Detective:...

Researchers at the University of Michigan made public the results of an unusual study invo...

Clean Soap dispensers are...

It should come as no surprise that restaurant patrons, industrial employees, and students ...

Nano-sized titanium dioxi...

Exposure of the skin to the sun has always been a concern in all civilizations, and this f...

DebMed Champions Expert P...

The updated expert hand hygiene guidance that appeared in the July 2014 issue of the Journ...

Are You Being Greenwashed...

We’ve all seen them. The ads that feature a picture of a forest and the vague terms “ozone...

Clean Hands. Contaminated...

In his white lab coat and favorite striped tie, the hospital physician looked like the epi...

The Dirt on Air-Travel : ...

Air-travel can be a trying and nerve-wrecking experience for most. Thoughts run through ou...

Handwashing, Soap and Glo...

There are about a million different kinds of hand soap available on the market. Okay, that...

What Happens When Our Ski...

One would think that taking care of our skin should be no big deal, that our skin will und...

Water Consumption Reduced...

The sustainable and efficient use of resources continues to be an area of emphasis for com...