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Barry Michaels

Barry Michaels

Barry Michaels has over 40 years experience in the field of infectious disease investigation, control and prevention. His research work has involved a wide variety of viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens focused on antimicrobial intervention strategies. Previously having worked as staff microbiologist for Georgia-Pacific Corp for over 14 years, he is now founder and director of B. Michaels Group Inc. a consultant group active in areas of product safety, product development, regulatory affairs and microbiology related to personal hygiene, surface sanitation and glove use in food, healthcare and various other occupational fields. Considered the "Guru of Hand Washing" he has been cited widely in the popular press as well as published or participated in hundreds articles, abstracts, book chapters, presentations and forums on the subjects of skin care and infection control. When not working he can be found sailing, fishing or kayaking. Learn more about Barry and connect via Email or on Linkedin.

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Ebola: Hand Hygiene and a...

In the large scheme of things having a global impact, it is believed that life on our plan...

Is Ebola the “Bat-out-of ...

My esteemed blogging colleagues have written much on the subject of the most recent and de...

What Happens When Our Ski...

One would think that taking care of our skin should be no big deal, that our skin will und...

Is Hot Water More Effecti...

  Researchers surveyed 510 adults and asked them questions about their hand washing behavi...

Hand Washing vs. Hand San...

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Superbugs and Antibiotic ...

For the last century, medical professionals and microbiologists have waged a war against g...

Occupational Skin Disease...

Occupational skin disease (OSD) is the most common non trauma-related occupational illness...

Protective Gloves Get Use...

To William S Halsted we owe a great deal, anesthesia, hospital charts, the hospital reside...

Achieving Reduced Infecti...

Hand hygiene is the simplest and most effective, proven method to reduce healthcare associ...

Hand Hygiene in Food Proc...

Perhaps nowhere in the world of hand hygiene are there so many difficulties to overcome th...

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