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Hand Hygiene

February 2013 Feature 5

Encouraging Hand Hygiene To Discourage Germs

When promoting handwashing and hand hygiene, product choices can be the deciding factor in the battle against workplace illness.

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.


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February 2013 Cover Story

Combating A Norovirus Outbreak

More advantageous than just helping control an epidemic, regimented hygiene can help in keeping norovirus out of your facilities and away from your staffs and building occupants.

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.


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February 2013 Feature 3

Tips To Fight HAIs In Any Facility

While traditionally found in healthcare settings, superbugs aren't a problem exclusive to medical facilities, nor should they be treated that way.

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.


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January 2013 A Clean Sweep

School Is In Session, So Are Germs

By taking the simple step of implementing a hygiene program, schools can significantly cut their risk of illness.

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.


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October 2011 Cleanthoughts

Hand Hygiene As A First Defense

With flu season inching nearer, the role hand hygiene plays in keeping people healthy needs to be stressed.

Typically, the influenza virus begins affecting unlucky hosts in early October — around the time the leaves begin to turn colors reminiscent of summertime campfires. Although the virus generally peaks in January and continues through April, it's longevity and vehemence varies depending on which region in which you find yourself.


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January 2011 Feature 2

Help Protect Your Staffs From Staph

Employers who do not consider the possibility that dermatitis from a lack of hand hygiene practices may occur at their workplace could be making a very costly mistake.

A critical factor in infection control is, perhaps, the most simple and most economical: Handwashing.


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