GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog

We spotlight the importance of hand hygiene to improve public health, serve as a trusted resource and raise awareness of leading-edge hand hygiene and skin health scientific advancements through the GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog.

GOJO microbiologists, scientists, nurses and communication professionals post regularly and we also get the views of outside experts and thought leaders in the field. It’s all part of the GOJO Purpose, saving lives and making lives better through well-being solutions.

Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

James W. Arbogast, Ph.D., joined GOJO in 2002 and currently serves as Vice President of Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements. Prior to his appointment to his current role in 2014, Dr. Arbogast held a variety of technical leadership roles in Skin Care Science, Product Development and New Technology with the company. Before joining GOJO, he gained experience in the consumer products industry with Clorox and Dial.

Dr. Arbogast has been directly involved in the formulation and national launch of hundreds of products in the laundry, air freshening, hair care, skin care, and hand hygiene markets. Under his leadership, the Skin Care Science team has conducted numerous field outcome studies with hand hygiene products to determine their real-world effect on skin condition and infection related rates. Additionally, there have been many contributions to advancing the science of hand hygiene around microbiology, clinical studies, analytical chemistry, drug stability and new product development.

Dr. Arbogast has made presentations at major scientific conferences and has authored multiple articles and patents. Dr. Arbogast, who earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles, has more than 20 years of experience in consumer product development with more than the last 14 years focused on skin care. He resides in Bath, Ohio, with his wife and three children.
Myth Busting: Hand Sanitizer Truth
The Truth About Hand Sanitizers

6/17/2015

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Recently, false and misleading information about hand sanitizers has been surfacing via social media. The truth is that alcohol-based hand sanitizers play a key role in keeping us healthy by reducing the spread of illness-causing germs and are recommended by leading health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and Health Canada.

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Myth Busting: Hand Sanitizer Truth
Debunking Even More of the Most Common Hand Sanitizer Myths

2/16/2015

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Did you know that not all germs are the same? Learn more as we debunk this and other myths about hand sanitizers.

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Myth Busting: Hand Sanitizer Truth
Debunking Some of the Most Common Hand Sanitizer Myths

1/21/2015

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Did you know that all hand sanitizers are not the same? It's true. Formulation matters. Learn about this hand sanitizer truth and others.

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Spread of MERS Reminds Us of Importance of Hand Hygiene
Spread of MERS Reminds Us of Importance of Hand Hygiene

5/20/2014

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Public health experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are closely monitoring the increase in cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

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It Takes Just 5 Moments to Change the World

5/5/2014

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

As far as the World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned, hand hygiene is literally a “global lifesaving action.” That’s according to the Web presentation, “Clean Your Hands: Stop the Spread of Drug Resistant Germs,” by Professor Didier Pittet.

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