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Hand Hygiene, Infection Prevention and Food Safety Blog

The Germiest Places in Shopping Malls


Depending who you ask, going to the mall is either a positive experience or a negative one for many reasons. One reason you may not have considered is that with hundreds of people walking around, touching the merchandise, eating and using the public restrooms every day, bacteria spreads easily from person to person.

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Topics: Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

Politics and Pathogens : The Handshake

The handshake has been making global headlines yet again in the world of politics and reminding us all about the importance and challenges of this simple exchange.

This week the press is buzzing about the awkward exchange between Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump. Before that everyone was talking about the first handshake between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Trump and there have been similar headlines about Trump’s handshakes with other foreign leaders.

 

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Topics: Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Handshake

Antibiotic Resistance: A Global Issue

Antimicrobial resistance has gained notoriety as one of the most pressing public health issues the world faces today. It is occurring everywhere in the world, compromising our ability to treat infectious diseases, as well as undermining many other advances in health and medicine.

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Topics: Anti-biotic resistant organisms, Infection Prevention in Healthcare, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas

Soaperheroes: Here to Help Schools Fight Back Against Germs

Did you know that one million bacteria can be created by one child in a school day?[1] It is hands which are the primary vehicle for transmitting germs, and so if pupils are failing to effectively wash their hands, it is easy to understand how germs and bacteria can quickly spread.

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Topics: Hand Hygiene Education, Hand Washing, Hand hygiene for children

Bin The Bulk, It’s Safer Sealed


There used to be nothing but bulk. Whether it was public toilets or office washrooms, schools or hospitals – soap dispensers holding their product in a refillable reservoir were the only alternative to a bar of soap or a lotion from a bottle.

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Topics: sealed dispensers, Infection Prevention - Workplace and Public Areas, Restroom hand washing

Fighting Off Cold and Flu Season with Clean Hands

The bitter cold hitting your face and mounds of snowfall at your feet is the first indication to start staying indoors and turn the thermometer up a few notches – but it’s also a warning sign that cold and flu season has arrived. With the chill outside trapping everyone inside, germs spread more quickly and can wreak havoc at home and within schools, but is best known to directly strike the hustling and bustling workplace.

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Topics: Hand hygiene, Influenza, Flu

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