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Handwashing: Then And Now

It's common knowledge that regular handwashing is an essential component to good overall health.
September 24, 2012
Picture this: You and one of your co-workers are exiting a restroom stall at the exact same time. As usual, you head over to the sink and start lathering up, while your counterpart walks shamelessly toward the door.
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Preventing Legionella By Controlling Scale

Legionnaires' disease acquired its name in 1976 when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among persons attending a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia.
September 17, 2012

Scale buildup in water systems promotes the growth of biofilms and creates a breeding ground for harmful bacteria like Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila), the fundamental agent of Legionnaires' disease.

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The Unseen Filth

September 12, 2012
A deeper look into biofilms and cleaning tactics.
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Back to school doesn't have to mean back to illness

August 28, 2012
Cintas identifies seven ways to reduce the impact of back to school illnesses.
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Hospital stalked by superbug

August 23, 2012

From the summer of 2011 until January of this year, the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center battled a superbug that mysterious kept spreading.

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The Silent Cleaner

August 17, 2012
Ultrasonic cleaning can achieve high levels of cleanliness through physical means rather than chemical processes.
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Go To The Head Of The Class

August 17, 2012
The use of ATP testing in your facility can help you and your staff ace any cleaning test thrown your way.
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Infection Awareness Should Not Take A Summer Vacation

August 16, 2012
Germs and bacteria are workaholics, but don't let them outperform you.
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Defeat Hotel Room Bacteria With Handwashing

August 9, 2012

While hotel patrons are able to supplement housekeepers' cleaning and disinfecting efforts with disinfectant wipes, the best course of action is to simply practice proper hand hygiene.

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CDC: Paid sick leave equates to healthier workers

July 31, 2012
WASHINGTON — A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that workers with access to paid sick leave are 28 percent less likely overall to suffer nonfatal work-related injuries than workers without access to paid sick leave.
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