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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

Have You Washed Your Hands? Hygiene in Public Washrooms

Did your mother ask whether you had washed your hands every time you sat down at the table to eat?  My mother certainly did.  And, if your family was constantly inundated with that question it means you will have an understanding of hygiene.

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Restroom hand washing

Clean soap dispensers are good for business

It should come as no surprise that restaurant patrons, industrial employees, and students all may view a restroom experience as an overall indicator of a facility’s level of excellence.

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand Hygiene Facilities and Supplies, Hand Washing, Contaminated surface, Hygienic cleaning, Absenteeism, germs, sealed dispensers, closed-system dispensers, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, CDC, Hand hygiene for children, Restroom hand washing

The Dirt on Air-Travel : Bacteria On Plane Surfaces

Air-travel can be a trying and nerve-wrecking experience for most. Thoughts run through our minds like - Will my flight be delayed? Will my baggage arrive? Who will I sit beside? But let's consider something you may have not thought about, another reason that air-travel might pose risks to our health – aside from just your nerves. You might be carrying something off the plane – other than your carry-on. Something you certainly didn’t want or expect after your business trip or family vacation.

 

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand sanitizer, Contaminated surface, Air-travel, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Bacteria, Restroom hand washing

Water Consumption Reduced with One Simple Change

The sustainable and efficient use of resources continues to be an area of emphasis for companies’ environmental responsibility initiatives. Many organizations are striving to reduce their environmental impact, and in the process save money, by reducing their use of energy and natural resources—including water.

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Hand Hygiene Training & Education, Hand Washing, Handwashing, Improve Hand Hygiene, Hand Washing Efficacy, Isabelle Faivre, Water Conservation, Foam Soap, water usage, Hand Washing Behavior, Restroom hand washing

Are Women Better Than Men When it Comes to Hand Washing Practices?

The restroom hand washing behaviors of 3,739 people were unobtrusively watched and documented in a study recently by Michigan State University.  Though hand washing compliance rates appear to have increased in recent years, the report demonstrates we continue to fall short of the ideal - especially amongst men. 

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Topics: Cross-contamination Prevention - Food Industry, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Foodborne Illness, Hand Washing Behavior, Hand washing compliance, Restroom hand washing

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