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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

How To Protect Cleaning Professionals From Occupational Dermatitis

Cleaning professionals are some of the unsung heroes in every company. Without them, floors would be sticky, carpets dusty, windows streaky. The dishes would pile in the kitchen sink, rubbish bins overflow. Far from the clean and tidy environments most people are used to, workplaces would be dirty or messy, perhaps even filthy.

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Topics: Dermatitis, Occupational Skin Disease, Preventing Occupational Skin Disease

Top 5 Hand Hygiene Articles in 2017 So Far...

We're half-way through 2017 which makes it the perfect time to re-visit some of the most popular hand hygiene and skin care articles of the year. We've taken the top 5 hand hygiene and skin care articles of 2017 and summarized them for you here. Drum roll please...

 

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Topics: Cross-contamination Prevention - Food Industry, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Occupational Skin Disease

74 Percent Believe Businesses Should Provide Sunscreen for their Employees

Skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer and too much exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) radiation increases the risk of skin cancer. However, according to a 2016 survey Deb Group commissioned, 71 percent of outdoor workers are not provided sunscreen by their employer’s to use at work.1

 

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Topics: UV skin protection, Sun Protection, sun protection for outdoor workers

Cookbook Recipes Fail Food Safety

Admit it.  As much as you love eating out, there is nothing quite like home cooking.  Even in our hyper age of connectivity, nothing beats that old family recipe that brings everyone together.

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

Top 3 Sunscreen Myths Debunked

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the world? How about the fact that getting a painful sunburn, just once every two years, can triple your risk of melanoma skin cancer?1 

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Topics: Sun Protection

My Hands Matter – SPEAKING OUT about Occupational Skin Disorders (OSDs)

Skin issues can be present in many professions from engineers and labourers to factory workers and printers. Work-related skin problems are not a new issue; they are something which is seldom spoken about in the workplace from the employer or employee perspective. Because of this severe lack of dialogue on the issue, it has been predicted that the incidence of OSDs may be underestimated by 10 to 50 times[1].

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Topics: Industrial hand cleansing, Dermatitis, Occupational Skin Disease, Preventing Occupational Skin Disease

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