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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.

Handwashing in restroom with PURELL CXR
Relentless Innovation Leads to Water Savings

5/27/2020

By Dylan Beach

Sustainability Manager, GOJO Industries

Over the past several months, there has been more attention than ever placed on the role of handwashing in our everyday lives. Americans are washing their hands more frequently and for longer. Given the elevated handwashing taking place during this pandemic, we would like to highlight recent GOJO innovations that help reduce water usage while handwashing.

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PURELL ES6 hand sanitizer dispenser being used at airport baggage claim
3 Reasons Why Ethyl Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers are More Effective

5/13/2020

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Nearly all PURELL® hand sanitizing products are ethyl alcohol-based for one very simple reason: alcohol is the most proven effective germ-killing agent for use on skin. So it’s no wonder that when the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges frequent handwashing, the internationally-respected health organization adds that, “If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.”1,2

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PURELL Foodservice Surface Sanitizer in kitchen
GOJO Continues to Add Production Capacity to Support the Frontlines and the Reopening of Businesses and Public Places

5/6/2020

By Carey Jaros

President & CEO, GOJO Industries

GOJO became aware of the developing illness outbreak in China last December and immediately began increasing production at its manufacturing facilities. In March, in line with direction from government officials, the company prioritized shipping PURELL® products to the frontlines of the pandemic: hospitals, first responders, and critical infrastructure providers, including grocery stores and the military.

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PURELL CXR handwashing in restroom
#WashYourHands: It Could Help Save Lives

5/5/2020

By Marla Dalton, CAE, PE, IOM

Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

If everyone routinely and thoroughly washed their hands, an estimated one million deaths each year could be prevented around the world. At a time when scientists and public health authorities across the globe are working to develop new diagnostic tests, vaccines, and treatments to control the current pandemic, it is particularly important today, on World Hand Hygiene Day, to remember that the simple act of proper handwashing can help save lives.

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Nurse using PURELL SMARTLINK Integrated Monitoring Solution
Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Formulation Matters for Safety and Efficacy

5/1/2020

By David R. Macinga, Ph.D.

Product Development & Regulatory Affairs Vice President, GOJO Industries

During a public health emergency like this, when hand hygiene is a primary tool in keeping the public healthy, our first priority is getting safe and effective hand hygiene products to those who need them most. This includes hand sanitizer.

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