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

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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In March, people scrambled to get their hands on any personal protection equipment (PPE) they could find. At the time, N95 masks ran short, gloves were in as high demand as toilet paper, and we didn’t know if we’d have enough hand sanitizer to last as long as we needed. Since those early days of the coronavirus pandemic, things have drastically changed. Companies have shifted from making beauty products to every type of sanitizer imaginable, and luxury retailers are selling more masks (and accessories) than we can count. But now, it’s time to think about what we do with all that PPE we’ve racked up....

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After several months of suffering earlier this year, restaurants across the United States happily reopened their doors at the start of summer, with new protocols and cleaning procedures in place, expanded outdoor dining areas, and re-trained staff members. Couped up Americans, who had been locked inside for weeks began to venture out, adorning masks, to visit their favorite local restaurants and “feel normal” again, for an hour or two while enjoying their favorite meals.     ARE PEOPLE PAYING THE PRICE FOR DINING OUT?  However, a new study from the CDC may cause you to think twice before visiting an eating establishment in person anytime soon. The study, published in early September, cites that “adults who tested positive for...

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Widespread use of face masks has been determined essential to combat COVID-19’s spread, but it is giving rise to a new phenomenon: increased reports of dry, uncomfortable eyes. Experts from the Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) are advising eyecare professionals on how to recognize mask-associated dry eye (MADE) and methods to mitigate the condition. Reports of MADE have circulated since early summer and a recent review concluded that eye dryness and irritation from mask wear may become a problem for a large percentage of the population. “Face masks are crucial in the fight against COVID-19, and ECPs are well-positioned to...

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

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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