By Briana Smith
Now that spring is officially here, and most of the nasty winter weather is behind us, it’s time to tackle some of those tasks that come with the changing of the seasons.
Oftentimes, the brutal winter rains and snowfall leave buildings quite beat up (as evidenced by the accumulation of ice melt and dirt that get tracked across floors and thrashed entrance floor matting). Afterwards the advent of spring brings more pollen into the air, not to mention the build-up of any dust that staff wasn’t able to get to during the winter, causing heightened indoor air allergy issues.
Here are a few things that should be part of your facility’s spring cleaning to-do list:Read More
By: Briana Smith
Cold & flu season tends to follow quickly on the heels of back-to-school, as the weather becomes cooler. Staying healthy at work or school can be a challenge, but there are some easy ways to minimize the changes of catching something.Read More
Jim Arbogast, Ph.D., Vice President of Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements, GOJO
Alcohol-based hand sanitizers play a key role in keeping us healthy – especially as the winter-germ season approaches. In fact, practicing good hand hygiene – handwashing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when hands are not visibly soiled – is one of the easiest and most effective ways to stay healthy.
Yet, there are many misconceptions about alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight. The following takes a closer look and tells the truth about hand sanitizers.
Vice President of Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancement, GOJO
Handwashing Awareness Week is a week-long campaign to educate people on the importance of handwashing as a preventive measure to take to reduce the risk of getting ill.
It has been reported that more than 80% of illnesses can be transmitted by the hands. This means that no matter what you touch, microorganisms often stick to your hands. Then, you might touch your face, mouth, nose and eyes and are basically ingesting those germs and putting yourself at risk for illness or infection. This is why good hand hygiene is so important. In fact, hand hygiene is one of the most important preventive measures we can take to reduce the spread of illness-causing germs.Read More
By: Briana Smith, Social Media & Product Branding Specialist, WAXIE Sanitary Supply
Infection prevention is of great importance right now, especially with Ebola and Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) featuring prominently in the news headlines. It’s even more important than ever to educate and promote proper hand hygiene not only at hospitals and healthcare facilities, but for everyone in the community, including children. Hand washing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of infection transmission from one person to another, and it the easiest to do.
Bacteria & viruses can spread easily from one person to another whether through direct contact or when someone touches a surface contaminated by someone else who is infectious. Hand washing is considered ubiquitous when discussing infection prevention, but the problem is not everyone is actually doing it.Read More