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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

How To Teach Hand Hygiene At School on Global Hand Washing Day

 

Each year on October 15th, over 200 million people in over 100 countries take part in celebrations to mark Global Handwashing Day. This year the theme is Our hands, our future! This theme reminds us that handwashing protects our own health, but also allows us to build our own futures, as well as those of our communities, and the world. 

 

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Topics: Hand Hygiene Education, Absenteeism, Global Handwashing Day, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Global Hand Washing Day, Hand hygiene for children

5 Handy Hacks to Help You Survive Cold and Flu Season

 

Take out your sweaters and prepare for sniffles – cold and flu season is upon us. Starting in October and dragging out until May, the seasonal flu can hit at any time. In 2014-2015, Canada saw more than 43,000 cases of the flu – nearly doubling the previous year[1]. Considering that 80 percent of common infections – including the flu – can be spread through contaminated hands, there’s never a more important time to remind yourself, coworkers, family and friends the importance of hand hygiene.

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Topics: Influenza, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Flu Prevention, Infection prevention, Flu

Hygiene - The Invisible Threat After Natural Disasters

Disasters happen all over the world. Different regions experience different kinds of disasters. Within the past month, the East Coast of the US, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico have experienced 4 major hurricanes. The official hurricane season does not end until November 30! While natural disasters can be as varied as earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, winter storms, tsunamis, floods, etc. we do see commonalities after these events.

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Topics: Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Food Safety

Few Wash Hands Properly In Germy Schools

 

A new school year has kicked off across the world and the millions of students piling into classrooms every day aren’t just bringing in stories about their summer vacations, but germs and viruses, too.

 

Did you know that 80 per cent of common infections can be spread through contaminated hands, and some studies have found a typical human hand can carry 10,000 to 10 million bacteria?

 

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Topics: Hand Hygiene Education, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

The Importance of Hand Hygiene at Home and School

 

Infectious diseases continue to be a health challenge and economic burden within our communities.  Though effective hand hygiene education is critical, there has been a steady decline in hygiene promotion, especially in the home.

 

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Topics: Hand Hygiene Education, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

How To Implement A Skin Care Program In Your Workplace

 

 

It’s not hard to see why hand hygiene in the workplace is so important: we use our hands to carry out most tasks during the working day. At the same time, they are responsible for transmitting 80% of infections. To reduce the spread of germs and bacteria in their workplaces, health and safety managers need to take the provision of handwashing opportunities seriously.

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Topics: Hand Washing, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Occupational Skin Disease, Preventing Occupational Skin Disease

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