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.

National Handwashing Awareness Week 2018
Handwashing Awareness Should be Practiced Every Week

12/4/2018

By Rachel Collins

Director, Education and Outreach, American Cleaning Institute

National Handwashing Awareness Week (December 2-8, 2018) is an opportunity to increase awareness on the importance of handwashing to prevent diseases and save lives. This week and all year round, everyone can do their part to increase hand hygiene awareness.

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Hand Hygiene Tips for Holiday Gatherings
Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

11/20/2018

By Samantha Williams

Director of Public Relations, GOJO Industries

Where did 2018 go? As we get ready to gather with friends and family this holiday season, it’s important to do all we can to stay healthy, so we don’t miss out on any of the excitement this time of the year brings.

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Bringing Global Awareness to Antibiotic Resistance and Importance of Hygiene
Know the Facts About Antibiotics

11/12/2018

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

In observance of Antibiotic Awareness Week taking place from November 12-18, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will raise awareness and understanding to the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use among the public, health workers, and policy makers.

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Canadian Patient Safety Week 2018
Infection Prevention Measures Are Critical for Keeping Patients Safe

10/29/2018

By Tonette Hershman

Senior Marketing Manager, GOJO Canada

Maintaining safety precautions and preventing infections for patients in hospitals and healthcare facilities everywhere is of critical importance. In the United States, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that one in every 25 patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection on any given day and that these infections will cause death in one in nine of these patients. Similarly, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) has found that 220,000 people are afflicted with healthcare-associated infections in Canada every year, and 8,000 to 12,000 of those individuals will die as a result of acquiring a healthcare-associated infection.

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It’s That Time of Year Again – Time to Fight the Flu
New Study Shows Use of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers in Child Care Centers Significantly Reduced Infections and Antibiotic Prescriptions

10/19/2018

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Young children receive lots of care, nurturing, and learning from their child care centers. Unfortunately, they are often exposed to many germs and acquire illnesses when they attend these centers as well.

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