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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

Top 10 Hand Hygiene Articles Of 2015

As we wrap up another year we'd like to thank all our subscribers and occasional readers by sharing with you our most popular articles on hand hygiene, infection prevention and food safety from this year. We will be taking a break and returning with new exciting content on January 12th.  

 

Here are the Top 10 Hand Hygiene Articles of 2015...

 

 

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

Tune Up Your Skin Care Knowledge

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), auto service technicians and mechanics are significantly more likely than the average worker to be injured or killed on the job. Nearly 45 percent of these injuries and illnesses are due to contact with objects and equipment, such as parts, materials, tools and vehicles themselves. Though contact injuries may be the most prevalent, they are not the only type of occupational hazards that automotive workers face. Other illnesses and injuries include overexertion, falls, strains, sprains and exposure to harmful chemicals.

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Topics: Preventing Occupational Skin Disease

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

The Dermatitis Detective: Tracking the causes of dermatitis in your workplace

Researchers at the University of Michigan made public the results of an unusual study involving hand washing. When students washed their hands after making a choice (decision), they appeared to experience less indecision (question their choice) than fellow students who did not wash their hands after making a decision. In short, "washing your hands" of the matter apparently makes you feel better about your choices.

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand Washing, Personal Protective Equipment, Skin Irritations, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Dermatitis, Occupational Skin Disease, Preventing Occupational Skin Disease, Skin damage, Industrial Soap

What Happens When Our Skin Fails Us?

One would think that taking care of our skin should be no big deal, that our skin will undergo a never-ending series of rebirths no matter how we treat it. In fact we replace our skin at the rate of one complete outer skin every 27 days.  This means that we will go through about 1,000 new skins in a lifetime.

 

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Topics: Dry Winter Skin, Hand hygiene, Hand hygiene compliance, Hand Hygiene Education, Hand Hygiene Training & Education, Hand sanitizer, Hand Washing, Hand Washing Behavior, Antibacterial hand wash, Gloves, Washing and drying, Food workers, Food processing, Food Employees, Food Preparation, Dermatitis, Chapped Skin, Barry Michaels, Healthcare Hand Hygiene, Occupational Skin Disease, Preventing Occupational Skin Disease, Chemical Hazards, Outdoor workers, Skin cancer, Skin damage, Ultraviolet radiation, Industrial Soap, Hot water

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