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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 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.

GOJO Wooster Solar Array
Wooster Solar Project: Reflections One Year Later

2/20/2020

By Tom Marting

Facilities, Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability Director, GOJO Industries

It’s been a year since we flipped the switch and started generating solar power for the fulfillment operations at GOJO Wooster Campus. By the end of 2019, we generated more than 725 megawatt-hours and surpassed our 2020 renewable energy goal a year early.

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Update on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China

1/24/2020

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that they are closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Chinese authorities identified the new coronavirus, which has resulted in hundreds of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside Wuhan, with additional cases being identified in a growing number of countries internationally. The first case in the United States was announced on January 21, 2020.

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Prevent foodborne illness
A New Era of Smarter Food Safety: An Expert Opinion

1/7/2020

By Chip Manuel, Ph.D.

Food Safety Science Advisor

I was recently able to participate in the FDA’s public meeting with food industry thought leaders on how to usher in a new era of smarter food safety. As the FDA plans a strategic blueprint outlining steps to protect public health and improve the global food supply chain, I wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts on the meeting. As someone who was able to observe this monumental event, I believe it is crucial that those unable to attend could still understand what was discussed – and hopefully feel inspired to change the way they approach food safety in 2020.

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Employee using hand sanitizer after leaving the restroom
What to Expect While We're Inspecting

12/19/2019

By Suzanne Krippel

Program Manager for the Food Protection Unit at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health

As a 25-year veteran of public health, I have experienced several iterations of the Ohio Uniform Food Safety Code. Based on the FDA Model Food Code, state regulations change due to newly-discovered scientific evidence and are influenced by the input of industry, regulators, and academia.

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ONVATION Smart Restroom Management System
Don’t Let Restrooms Run on Empty

12/12/2019

By April Bertram

Senior Business Development Director

Imagine if drivers didn’t know their cars needed gas until their tanks were empty. Vehicles would litter roadsides. Emergency gas delivery services would be everywhere. Drivers would stop at gas stations constantly to fill up, just in case.

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