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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

What Is The Correct Hand Washing Technique?

You've been told to wash your hands your whole life, from childhood to adulthood, but lately it seems like hand hygiene is spreading as fast as the infections it's trying to prevent - hand washing has become the new hype. 

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Topics: Hand Washing, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Hand Washing Posters

School Children Can Become ‘Hand Washing Champions’

Did you know it was recently Global Handwashing Day?

 

Each year on October 15th, over 200 million people in over 100 countries take part in celebrations to mark Global Handwashing Day. Once again, Deb Group was heavily involved in this day of advocacy, which promotes handwashing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

 

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Topics: Hand Washing, Handwashing, Global Handwashing Day, Hand hygiene for children, Hand Washing Behavior

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

The Age Of Big Data – What Can It Do For Hand Hygiene?


In 1927 Flitz Lang released the classic movie “Metropolis” that tells the tale of how in 2027 the human workers would become slaves to machines. Who could forget also the Terminator series of films which depicted how machines would eventually try to take over the world.

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand Washing, Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring, Hand hygiene monitoring, Infection Prevention in Healthcare

Spread The Word, Not Germs

A typical person's hand can carry 10,000 to 10 million bacteria[1] - in a workplace of 100 people, that’s up-to one billion germs on hands alone! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps people can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Separate studies from around the world also show that good hand hygiene practices can reduce illness, worker absenteeism and the associated costs by up-to 40 percent. Everyone knows how important hand washing is to staying healthy and preventing the spread of germs. But are you really doing it properly? In honor of National Handwashing Awareness Week (Dec. 6 – 12), we want to “spread the word, not germs” by sharing correct hand washing techniques.

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Topics: Hand Washing, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

Soap - The Magic Formula?

Hand washing is something that most of us do several times a day without a second thought. But if more people around the world adopted this simple practice, it could save 650,000 lives a year according to hygiene experts. So what makes soap and water such a magical formula?

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Topics: Hand Washing, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

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