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THE IMPORTANCE OF HAND HYGEINE AT WORK  We’ve all heard throughout the Covid-19 pandemic how important it is to avoid touching our faces in order to prevent the transfer of germs and viruses from our hands to our eyes, nose and mouth. Wearing a disposable or fabric face mask while working in an office environment can act as a great reminder to mitigate touching these areas of our face, but there are inevitably times when masks are removed, or we are tempted to touch our eyes.   Proper hand hygiene in a work setting is important for the health of each individual employee, but also for the workforce at large. As employees move about their daily routines in the...

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Throughout any given workday, employees use their hands to write up a report, shake hands with a new client, open doors and much more. All of these activities expose hands to harmful germs and bacteria. Illness is linked to productivity loss, costing employers $225.8 billion annually in the U.S[1]. Considering that 80 percent of all infections are transmitted by hands, it’s crucial to implement an effective hand hygiene program at work. Americans spend more time Monday through Friday at the workplace than anywhere else, including their home[2]. Additionally, 90 percent of office workers will come to work even when they are...

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COVID-19, Hand Sanitizer, Personal Protection Equipment, PPE, Protection, Sanitizer -

There have been quite a few stories in the media lately about hand sanitizer. The FDA has been warning consumers as well as health care professionals about toxic hand sanitizer products on the market which are not safe for use. So what’s safe, and which type of sanitizer is best?  NO ALTERNATIVE FOR SOAP AND WATER  Before we dive into hand sanitizers, we must mention this first … there is no better alternative for cleaning your skin and preventing the spread of germs than good old-fashioned soap and water. However, we know that access to a sink isn’t always possible with our busy lifestyles, so hand sanitizer has become a favorite way to disinfect and clean our hands in places where...

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