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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

This Is Where Germs Are Lurking In Your Home

Most homeowners take pride in keeping their homes clean and tidy. The kitchen and washrooms get most of our attention when it comes to cleaning, but does all that time scrubbing, shining, polishing and sweeping really make a difference when it comes to keeping germs away? And are we spending too much time cleaning specific areas of the house but neglecting other areas where bacteria lurk even more?

This article will identify the areas of the house that have the highest concentration of germs, or better known as "germ hot-spots". Some of them may surprise you!

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Topics: Hand Washing, germs

How To Protect Hands from Skin Damage in the Mining Industry


Mining and quarrying workers have to deal with the dangers of working with heavy loads and equipment as well as unstable underground conditions on a regular basis. However, when examining the risks to industrial workers, what is often neglected is the strain that their skin, the most delicate and largest organ of the body, is placed under. The skin on the hands, in particular, can be easily damaged in the workplace by a range of hazardous substances, and by UV radiation from the sun.

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Topics: UV skin protection, sun protection for outdoor workers

Touchscreens: The Mosquito of the Digital Age

The widespread and rapidly growing automation and digitization of our world has led to the installation of billions of touchscreens, both in our personal possession and in public use, such as at hospitals, airports, schools, restaurants, public transit, banks and government offices.

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Topics: Mobile Phone Bacteria, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

Making It Easier Not To Forget

Imagine you work in a food-handling environment. You know that regular handwashing is important, of course. That’s what you’ve learned; that’s what your employer told you when you started. But you haven’t heard much about it since then. And the handwashing facilities in your workplace aren’t exactly the most accessible.

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Topics: Food Safety

How Important is Hygiene Education for ‘Adulting’?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Well, maybe not for all those kids going back to school, but certainly for many parents.  As much as we all love our vacations, it's important to break some of those lazy summer habits and get back to more structured routines – especially when it comes to basic hygiene.

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Topics: Hand Hygiene Training & Education, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

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