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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

Help Employees Prevent Dry Hands In The Winter

 

Think of winter, and what comes to mind might be the open fire of a Sunday pub, or it might be a stroll around a Christmas market. For outdoor workers the picture is not always this romantic: working outdoors can come with serious risks. Weather conditions can have a serious impact on the health of workers. And no season is quite as harsh when it comes to this as winter – especially for the skin.

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Topics: Dry Winter Skin, Industrial hand cleansing, Occupational Skin Disease, Preventing Occupational Skin Disease

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

Stick it to skin disease: Tips for protection against hazards

Skin diseases are one of the most common forms of occupational diseases in the U.S. Working skin is exposed to a multitude of harmful chemical, physical and mechanical hazards, and it is vital to take effective measures to protect skin when it is likely to come into contact with cooling lubricants, grease, oil, acids and caustic solutions, detergents, cleaning agents, solvents, metallic dust and UV radiation.

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Topics: Dry Winter Skin, Hand hygiene, Industrial hand cleansing, Personal Protective Equipment, Skin Irritations, Dermatitis, Chapped Skin, Occupational Skin Disease, Preventing Occupational Skin Disease, Skin damage, Industrial Soap, Hot water

The Evolution of Hand Protection in Today’s “Cleaner” Workplace

While the industrial workplace has changed dramatically in the past 50 years, hand protection and hand cleaning solutions have not.  It’s time to bring these practices and products in line with their 21st century environs. 

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Topics: Hand Washing, Industrial hand cleansing, Skin Irritations, CDC, Dermatitis, Chapped Skin, Occupational Skin Disease, Skin damage, Industrial Soap

Reduce the Risk of Occupational Dermatitis through Skin Care Management

This blog post originally appeared on HP Connect and is featured here with kind permission.
Occupational Dermatitis can be defined as an inflammation of the skin caused by the working environment or by skin contact with a damaging substance.  Occupational dermatitis is among the most frequent occupational diseases.

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

Hand Cleaner Should Not be Harsh & Abrasive

While the industrial workplace has changed dramatically in the past 50 years, hand protection and hand cleaning solutions have not. It’s time to bring these practices and products in line with their 21st century environs.
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Topics: Hand cleaner, Hand hygiene, Grittyfoam, Industrial hand cleansing, Personal Protective Equipment, CDC, Gloves, Dermatitis, Occupational Skin Disease, Preventing Occupational Skin Disease, Industrial Soap

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