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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.

Washing hands with PURELL Brand HEALTHY SOAP with PURELL Hand Sanitizer dispenser next to soap
When to Use Soap vs. Hand Sanitizer

8/11/2020

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Hand hygiene has been a primary tool in keeping the public healthy during this pandemic. Americans are washing their hands more frequently and for longer. Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to remove germs from your hands, but the overuse of some soaps and water can lead to dry and damaged skin. It’s important to not only keep your skin clean, but also healthy. So, when should you wash your hands and when should you sanitize them?

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Office building with Onvation™ Smart Restroom Management System
A New Design for the Post-Pandemic Healthy Smart Office Building

8/4/2020

By April Bertram

Senior Business Development Director, GOJO Industries

During this pandemic, office buildings sit empty of workers, but work is still going on inside – building owners have been busy frantically updating interiors preparing for the eventual return of workers, updating elevators to make them touch-free, taking a critical look at office air flow, evaluating building cleaning procedures, and employee hand hygiene protocols. The pandemic has made people rethink previous norms of what an average workday looks like.

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PURELL Hand Sanitizer ES4 dispenser
Formulation Counts: Not All Hand Sanitizer is the Same

7/28/2020

By Chuck Crawford, Ph.D.

Chief Innovation Officer, GOJO Industries

This pandemic has transformed how we think about hand hygiene – both our handwashing and hand sanitizing practices. In 1988, our Family Enterprise, GOJO, invented PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, creating a new way for employees, patrons, students, teachers, and everyone else to clean their hands away from the sink to help reduce germs that can cause illness.

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PURELL Hand Sanitizer in use
Debunking 7 Common Myths About Hand Sanitizer

7/14/2020

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers play a role in reducing germs on your hands that may cause illness. In fact, practicing good hand hygiene – handwashing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when hands are not visibly soiled – is one of the most effective ways to kill germs that may cause disease.

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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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