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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

Call Into Work Sick....Please!

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.

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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

On Global Handwashing Day, make hands clean, not contagious!

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.

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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

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

Sneezes Are Travelling Germ Clouds

Do you assume you are safe from your colleague’s germs just because you are out of the “splatter zone”? Do you avoid the sneezing person in the office thinking if you don’t go near them, you will be okay?

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand hygiene compliance, Hand Hygiene Training & Education, Hand sanitizer, Hand Washing, Handwashing, Airborne Flu Viruses, Contaminated surface, Bacterial transmission, germs, sneeze cloud, sneeze, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Infection prevention, Bacteria, Germs in the office

What is the 'Germiest' Profession?

Did you know that your desk is more contaminated than the average toilet seat? In fact, office toilet seats have about 49 germs per square inch compared to desktops at 21,000.  But how can that be when desktops get cleaned frequently?

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Topics: Transmission of disease, Housekeeping surfaces, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Infection prevention, Flu Transmission, Germs in the office

Bump The Handshake For Hand Hygiene

In the context of human exchange, nothing is as versatile as the handshake. Dating back to the 5th Century BC, the practice has become one of the most common customs to meet and greet as well as demonstrate congeniality. 

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand Hygiene Education, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Flu Prevention, Flu Transmission, Bacteria, CDC, Germs in the office, Handshake

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