Every year, up to 7.5 million Canadians1 and 62 million Americans will get the flu and become sick. The direct cost of all workplace absenteeism is estimated at 2.4% of gross annual payroll.2 As a result, seasonal flu has a significant impact on employers and the general public. Direct medical costs, for example, are estimated in the US at $10 billion annually and more than $16 billion in lost earnings.3 Indirect costs include lost productivity, replacement workers and a reduction in customer satisfaction. Combining both direct and indirect costs significantly increases the financial impact of absenteeism on businesses globally.Read More
Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog
Did you know, 90% of office workers come to work when sick. Even worse, they know their coughing and sneezing may be infecting others, but 45% said an ever-growing workload makes it necessary.
Topics: Hand hygiene compliance, Hand Hygiene Education, Improving hand hygiene compliance, Absenteeism, Hand Hygiene Communication, Viruses, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Flu Prevention, Infection prevention, Flu, Viruses of Winter, Flu Transmission, CDC, Germs in the office, Hand Washing Behavior
October 15th is Global Handwashing Day, a day that was originally created for children and schools, but can be celebrated by anyone promoting handwashing with soap. Each year, over 200 million people are involved in celebrations in over 100 countries around the world. However, Global Handwashing has since expanded to include everyone, including all types of workplaces where hand hygiene continues to be a priority.
Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand hygiene compliance, Hand Hygiene Education, Handwashing, Improve Hand Hygiene, Hand Washing Efficacy, Absenteeism, Hand Hygiene Communication, Hand Hygiene Efficacy, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Global Handwashing Day, Handwashing promotion, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Hand Washing Posters, Global Hand Washing Day, Bacteria, Germs in the office, Hand hygiene for children, Hand Washing Behavior, Cross Contamination
It should come as no surprise that restaurant patrons, industrial employees, and students all may view a restroom experience as an overall indicator of a facility’s level of excellence.
Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand Hygiene Facilities and Supplies, Hand Washing, Contaminated surface, Hygienic cleaning, Absenteeism, germs, sealed dispensers, closed-system dispensers, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, CDC, Hand hygiene for children, Restroom hand washing
Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand Hygiene Education, Hand Hygiene Training & Education, Hand sanitizer, Hand Washing, Hand Washing Efficacy, Absenteeism, Bacterial transmission, Hand Hygiene Communication, germs, Handwashing promotion, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, CDC, Germs in the office
For many, September marks the return to school. Some parents will be celebrating the fact that life can again get back to some semblance of a routine while other parents may be dreading the juggling of extracurricular activities. For me, it signifies the potential start of a 10-month cycle of sickness.