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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.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Office Healthy This Flu Season

1/17/2020

By Thom Wojtkun

National Account Director, Commercial Real Estate

We have entered peak flu season so you may be seeing more and more employees showing up to work congested, sniffly, and coughing. The impact that the flu has on the health of people in the workplace is significant. The CDC estimates $7 billion lost in productivity and sick days, every year, due to the flu.1 But there are many ways to prevent the spread of illness in the workplace and stay healthy, this winter germ season.

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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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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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Stomach Flu? It Could Be Norovirus

12/9/2019

By Kristen Green

Clinical Scientist

You were up all night vomiting, and still feel nauseous, your stomach hurts, and you can’t leave the vicinity of your bathroom because of the diarrhea. You figure you have the “stomach flu,” but what if I told you there is no such thing as the “stomach flu?"

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