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.

Managing Norovirus Outbreaks in Foodservice Establishments


By Chip Manuel, Ph.D.

Food Safety Science Advisor, GOJO Industries

While restaurants continue to enforce their stringent cleaning protocols and other preventative measures during this pandemic, as cold weather settles in, they also face the traditional norovirus season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most norovirus outbreaks occur from November through April.

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PURELL Hand Sanitizer on holiday dining table
Holiday Celebrations Call for Clean Hands and Surfaces


By Kristen Green

Clinical Scientist, GOJO Industries

As colder weather arrives, we’re all spending more time indoors. Since we’ve already spent so much extra time at home this year, we’ve already cleaned out our closets, dusted off our bookshelves, and maybe even tackled that scary storage area in your basement. As winter approaches and we turn our focus to our holiday traditions, we shouldn’t forget some steps to keep germs – tiny bacteria that can make you sick – out of your home and off your holiday dining table.

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Healthcare worker using PURELL hand sanitizer at patient bedside
Thank You, Healthcare Workers


By Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

This year we may not have been able to participate in some of our usual traditions, but one we can celebrate is saying thank you to the people in our lives who have impacted us. As we look back, we all recognize it has been a year unlike any other. It’s been eight months since the WHO declared a pandemic. Those eight months may have seemed like eight years for many.

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PURELL hand sanitizer
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Shows Our Commitment to Products That are Safe, Effective, and Good for You


By Dylan Beach

Sustainability Manager, GOJO Industries

This year, the basic principle of good hand hygiene that we learned as children has become ingrained in all of us in ways it never was before. With global demand for hand hygiene products higher than ever before, these products must be not only safe, effective, and good for you, but also good for the environment. This is core to our GOJO Purpose of Saving Lives and Making Lives Better Through Well-Being Solutions.

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Girl washing hands
Share Habits, Not Germs with Three Simple Steps


By Susan Polan, Ph.D.

Associate Executive Director for Public Affairs and Advocacy, American Public Health Association

As October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind all of you about some simple public health measures that protect not just you, not just your family, but also your friends, your colleagues, strangers you encounter in the grocery store or in the line to vote. We have all been hearing about these simple measures for years but much more regularly and from many different sources since March when the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

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