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.

Srini Venkatesh

Chief Science Officer & Vice President, GOJO Industries

Srini is Chief Science Officer at GOJO Industries in Akron, OH. He leads Research & Development of Formulations and Dispensing Systems, New Technologies Evaluation, Regulatory Affairs and Product Safety, Quality, Product Acceleration Management and Public Health Advancements. Srini is actively engaged in enabling commercialization of innovative skin care and surface disinfection products for saving lives and making lives better through well-being solutions. Previously, he spent ten years at Bausch and Lomb developing ophthalmic products and ten years at Bristol-Myers Squibb discovering and developing drugs in multiple therapeutic areas. Srini earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Minnesota, and holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Hand Hygiene
How Can You Keep Your Hands Healthy During the Winter Months?

2/19/2019

By Srini Venkatesh

Chief Science Officer & Vice President, GOJO Industries

During the winter months it is important to keep your hands healthy. The skin on your hands is an excellent protective barrier and nature has designed it to be the first line of defense against infection causing germs. The outermost layer on the skin, the stratum corneum, fends off the germs and keeps the skin hydrated. Since cold air carries less water vapor, your hands can get chapped and the protective function of the skin may be compromised. So what can you do to keep your skin from drying out in the cold weather?

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Good hand hygiene for contact lens wearers
Good Hand Hygiene Habits for Contact Lens Wearers

8/8/2018

By Srini Venkatesh

Chief Science Officer & Vice President, GOJO Industries

Many Americans suffer from vision problems. Advancements in medical science have allowed us to correct these issues using eye glasses, contact lenses, and laser eye surgery. While contact lenses provide many benefits, improper handling and cleaning of contact lenses can lead to eye infections. The best way to help reduce this risk, whether you wear hard (rigid gas permeable) or soft lenses, is to practice good hand hygiene habits and clean and disinfect your lenses and supplies.

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