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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 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.

Kids use PURELL Hand Sanitizer dispenser in school lobby while teacher looks on
Where to Place Hygiene Products in Schools

9/15/2020

By Morgan Paris

Market Development Manager, GOJO Industries

This year back to school season hasn't been like it was in the past. Additional precautions are in place to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff since there are many shared spaces, equipment, and supplies in schools.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Classroom Clean

9/1/2020

By Mary Czaplicki

Research Scientist, GOJO Industries

As schools reopen, now is the time to think about how best to keep our school buildings and classrooms clean and sanitized. Below are some tips school administrators, teachers, and building maintenance staffs can follow to maintain a safe environment and reduce the risk of exposure for their students.

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4 Tips to Inspire Your Spring-Cleaning

4/28/2020

By Kristen Green

Clinical Scientist, GOJO Industries

Spring is in the air. The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and lawn mowers are being tuned up for another busy season. You may also be working on your spring-cleaning list, as many Americans are spending time at home social distancing, home-schooling, or remote working during this unprecedented pandemic. This year you may be approaching these tasks with a different attitude for a thorough deep clean – targeting germs that live on surfaces in your home. Follow our four suggestions for the most effective and efficient spring cleaning.

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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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What Do Sanitarians Look for During a Health Inspection?

10/29/2019

By Suzanne Krippel

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

Two of the most critical aspects of food protection are frequent, thorough handwashing and clean and sanitary surfaces. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified proper handwashing and clean and sanitary surfaces as two of the five most important risk factors related to food protection. And, oftentimes, the vast majority of foodborne illness investigations that are conducted could have been prevented by proper handwashing. So, as a sanitarian, what do I look for once I walk into a facility?

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