Handwashing is the single most effective means of preventing the spread of infection, and more than 20 studies show that, on average, good hand hygiene practices can reduce illness and absence rates and the associated costs by around 40 percent.
Although the symptoms of norovirus often mimic those of a cold or the flu, the potential hazards of the bug should not be taken lightly.
Traditionally healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are becoming community-acquired and have found their way into other public spaces, presenting challenges to cleaning professionals regardless of where they work.
While some companies and facilities have taken active steps to develop internal training and certification programs, there are several organizations that can provide effective curriculum resources and help educate workers.
Recent studies have shown that there continues to be significant confusion about whether you can both clean and disinfect at the same time and the correct processes and procedures for doing so.
This year’s influenza season is off to an unusually early start and, as officials warn of a particularly virulent flu variant, many Americans unlucky enough to succumb to the virus will be sicker than in years past.
Healthy habits are usually learned at an early age and with their repeated success can be nurtured into adulthood, thus ensuring that the habit learned in childhood will continue to have a significant and lasting impact, not only on the individual, but on the health of those around them.
If our industry can create better processes and engage our teams to make a facility just five percent cleaner, then we can prevent thousands of infections each year and avoid preventable deaths.
Kimberly-Clark has introduced a new video series designed to tackle — literally — the spread of cold and flu germs and to facilitate good hygiene habits among co-workers.
Facilities that are cleaned using environmentally preferable products are also becoming more sustainable, ensuring that natural resources are used as efficiently as possible.