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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

Why Strong Hand Cleansers Are Not Always Better

Only the strongest hand cleansers can live up to the demands of the strongest workers, right? Not exactly. 

 

While the toughest industrial jobs do require the toughest workers, using traditional, gritty hand cleansers that clean skin with ingredients like petroleum distillates, derivatives of crude oil and other solvents can quickly dry out and irritate hands. Hardworking hands are already at high risk of Occupational Skin Disorders (OSDs) like dermatitis due to frequent exposure to oil, grease and dust.

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Topics: Dermatitis, Occupational Skin Disease, Preventing Occupational Skin Disease

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

How To Protect Cleaning Professionals From Occupational Dermatitis

Cleaning professionals are some of the unsung heroes in every company. Without them, floors would be sticky, carpets dusty, windows streaky. The dishes would pile in the kitchen sink, rubbish bins overflow. Far from the clean and tidy environments most people are used to, workplaces would be dirty or messy, perhaps even filthy.

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Topics: Dermatitis, Occupational Skin Disease, Preventing Occupational Skin Disease

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

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

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