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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Oct 11, 2018 4:38:51 PM

Fighting the Flu: Kersey and Local Partners Announce the Rollout of Hand Sanitizer Stations at All City Libraries and Rec Centers

WAXIE Sanitary Supply & GOJO partnered with the City of San Diego to install Purell Hand Sanitizer Stations in all local libraries and recreation centers; left to right – WAXIE Vice President of Marketing, Rick Hazard; City of San Diego Councilmember Mark Kersey; WAXIE San Diego General Manager, Lee Jackson; and WAXIE Director of Channel Marketing & Sustainability, Keith Schneringer


NEWS PROVIDED BY: The City of San Diego – Councilmember Mark Kersey, Fifth District

October 10, 2018 

San Diego – Recognizing the importance of preventative measures this flu season, Councilman Mark Kersey has partnered with WAXIE Sanitary Supply and GOJO, the makers of Purell, to equip all San Diego City libraries and recreation centers with a hand sanitizer station. 

Last season, 342 people died from complications from the flu, 255 more than the previous season and the highest total since the County of San Diego began tracking flu deaths nearly 20 years ago. According to the San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, people should get vaccinated by the end of October and supplement vaccination with hand washing and hand sanitizer.

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Topics: hand hygiene, hand sanitizer, community involvement

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Nov 11, 2011 1:16:00 PM

Hand Hygiene - What Is The Right Way To Wash Your Hands?

Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. If clean, running water is not accessible, as is common in many parts of the world, use soap and available water. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to clean hands.

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Topics: foam soap, hand sanitizer, flu prevention

Posted by Trent Fitzgerald on Aug 23, 2011 8:39:00 AM

Workplace Wellness – Staying Healthy Tips

Hand Hygiene – Clean Hands Save Lives
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. It is best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds. However, if soap and clean water are not available, use an alcohol-based product to clean your hands. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers significantly reduce the number of germs on skin and are fast acting.
When should you wash your hands?
  • Before preparing or eating food
  • After going to the bathroom
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up after a child who has gone to the bathroom
  • Before and after tending to someone who is sick
  • After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
  • After handling an animal or animal waste
  • After handling garbage
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound

Tips for Employees at Work
As mentioned at www.cleaninginstitute.org
  • Wash your hands often at work, including before and after meals, as well as after using the restroom
  • Keep a surface cleaner or disinfecting spray/wipes at your desk, check the label to make sure that the product is designed to kill germs related to colds and the flu
  • Disinfect your desk, especially your phone, computer keyboard and mouse often
  • Clean and disinfect office and restroom doorknobs regularly
  • Use a disinfectant spray in your garbage can
  • Keep hand sanitizer or antibacterial hand wipes handy for disinfecting on the go
  • If you’re sick, stay home!

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Topics: hand hygiene, flu, foam soap, hand sanitizer, flu prevention, touch free, purell, cold, H1N1, virus, germs, hand soap, hands wash, happy handshealthy habits, human health, workplace wellness