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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

PPE and Hand Hygiene

According to OSHA, the definition of PPE is “specialized clothing or equipment worn by an employee for protection against infectious materials,” but what if the manner of use of that protective equipment could possibly cause the spread of infection?


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Topics: PPE, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Healthcare-Associated Infections, Healthcare Infections, Healthcare Hand Hygiene

How to Keep your Workers' Skin Healthy

Here’s the skinny on worker skin safety: According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), one out of every four workers is exposed to some form of skin irritant in the workplace.

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand Hygiene Education, Hand Washing, Glove guidelines, PPE, Gloves, Food workers, Chapped Skin, Occupational Skin Disease, Preventing Occupational Skin Disease, Chemical Hazards, Skin damage

Skin Care: Keep Your “Body Armor” Healthy

Medieval knights had suits of armor to protect them from dangers during their daily quests. Employees in the modern day workforce face their daily battles often equipped with protection that is only between .05mm and 1.5mm thick!  To put those measurements into perspective, that’s as thin as a sheet of copier paper and as thick as a dime. Our body armor — literally — is our skin.

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Topics: Personal Protective Equipment, Skin Irritations, PPE, Gloves, Dermatitis, Occupational Skin Disease, Preventing Occupational Skin Disease

How to Protect your Skin from Heavy Metal Dusts

Rest easy, metalheads. This article will not be expounding the harmful decibel levels or dubious lyrics of your favorite bands. Instead, it will present a concise overview of a serious health hazard — workplace exposure to heavy metals — and provide practical, relatively simple ways to help guard against their potentially harmful effects.

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Topics: Handwashing, Uniforms, Skin Irritations, PPE, heavy metals, Occupational Skin Disease, Skin damage, Industrial Soap

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