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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

Expensive Hotels Give More Germs for Your Money

Regardless if its business or pleasure, who doesn’t want to stay at the best hotel available?  Today with all the great on-line tools, it’s easier than ever to find the best room at the best rate with just a few clicks.  Hotel hygiene is nothing new, and we’ve all heard the horror stories about those nasty germs on TV remote controls or light switches.  But have you ever wondered if spending more and staying at a 5-star hotel is any better when it comes to hotel hygiene?

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Topics: germs, hotel rooms, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

This Is Where Germs Are Lurking In Your Home

Most homeowners take pride in keeping their homes clean and tidy. The kitchen and washrooms get most of our attention when it comes to cleaning, but does all that time scrubbing, shining, polishing and sweeping really make a difference when it comes to keeping germs away? And are we spending too much time cleaning specific areas of the house but neglecting other areas where bacteria lurk even more?

This article will identify the areas of the house that have the highest concentration of germs, or better known as "germ hot-spots". Some of them may surprise you!

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Topics: Hand Washing, germs

Clean soap dispensers are good for business

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.

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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

Handwashing, Soap and Gloves: Food Safety in your Restaurant

There are about a million different kinds of hand soap available on the market. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but I say that with a point in mind. There are a lot of hand-cleaning options available, and they still might not be the best choice in preventing the spread of germs and bacteria in your restaurant. This might come as a bit of a surprise considering how often we write about handwashing as the top way to prevent the spread of germs and reduce cross-contamination. I still stand by that, but with asterisks

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand Washing, Handwashing, Glove guidelines, Food Safety Practices, germs, Cross-contamination Prevention - Food Industry, Bacteria, CDC, Foodborne Illness, Gloves, Food workers, Food processing, Food Employees, Food Preparation, Food Safety, Cross Contamination

The Food Service Industry Can Help Prevent Norovirus Outbreaks

Most norovirus outbreaks from contaminated  food occur in food service settings, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Infected food  workers are frequently the source of these outbreaks, often by touching  ready-to-eat foods served in restaurants with their bare hands. The food  service industry can help prevent norovirus outbreaks by enforcing food safety  practices, such as making sure workers always practice good hand hygiene on the  job and stay home when they are sick.  

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand hygiene compliance, Hand Hygiene Education, Hand Hygiene Training & Education, Hand Washing, Handwashing, Improve Hand Hygiene, Antibacterial soap, Hand Washing Efficacy, Hygiene practices, Food Safety Practices, Bacterial transmission, germs, Viruses, Gastrointestinal Infections, Cross-contamination Prevention - Food Industry, Bacteria, CDC, Norovirus, Foodborne Illness, Hand Washing Behavior, Hand washing compliance, Antibacterial hand wash, Food workers, Food processing, Food Employees, Food Preparation, Food Safety, Cross Contamination

Infection Prevention: Why It Matters in the Workplace

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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

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