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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

73 Million Americans Did Not Wash Their Hands Today

 

“Just Do It” has become known as the last great slogan of our time. Intended to inspire with its sheer simplicity – it has motivated millions to get up and get active for many years.

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

Top 5 Hand Hygiene Articles in 2017 So Far...

We're half-way through 2017 which makes it the perfect time to re-visit some of the most popular hand hygiene and skin care articles of the year. We've taken the top 5 hand hygiene and skin care articles of 2017 and summarized them for you here. Drum roll please...

 

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Topics: Cross-contamination Prevention - Food Industry, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Occupational Skin Disease

Avoiding Hand Sanitizer Ingestion in Children

Those who live with or work with young children are discussing a disturbing new trend of hand sanitizer consumption. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report  demonstrates that in many cases children are intentionally consuming hand sanitizers. In fact, 95% of the 70,669 hand sanitizer exposure cases reported to poison control centers between 2011 and 2014 were due to intentional ingestion of these products.

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Topics: Hand sanitizer, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Hand hygiene for children

The Germiest Places in Shopping Malls


Depending who you ask, going to the mall is either a positive experience or a negative one for many reasons. One reason you may not have considered is that with hundreds of people walking around, touching the merchandise, eating and using the public restrooms every day, bacteria spreads easily from person to person.

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Topics: Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

Politics and Pathogens : The Handshake

The handshake has been making global headlines yet again in the world of politics and reminding us all about the importance and challenges of this simple exchange.

This week the press is buzzing about the awkward exchange between Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump. Before that everyone was talking about the first handshake between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Trump and there have been similar headlines about Trump’s handshakes with other foreign leaders.

 

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Topics: Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Handshake

Antibiotic Resistance: A Global Issue

Antimicrobial resistance has gained notoriety as one of the most pressing public health issues the world faces today. It is occurring everywhere in the world, compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases, as well as undermining many other advances in health and medicine.

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Topics: Anti-biotic resistant organisms, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

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