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.

Hand Hygiene
How Can You Keep Your Hands Healthy During the Winter Months?

2/19/2019

By Srini Venkatesh

Chief Science Officer & Vice President, GOJO Industries

During the winter months it is important to keep your hands healthy. The skin on your hands is an excellent protective barrier and nature has designed it to be the first line of defense against infection causing germs. The outermost layer on the skin, the stratum corneum, fends off the germs and keeps the skin hydrated. Since cold air carries less water vapor, your hands can get chapped and the protective function of the skin may be compromised. So what can you do to keep your skin from drying out in the cold weather?

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Winter Illness Outbreak Cold and Flu
Know the Difference Between a Cold or the Flu

1/24/2019

By Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

During these winter months, it seems that we all know someone who is sick.

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GOJO Wooster Solar Array
GOJO Wooster Campus – Powered by Renewable Energy

1/22/2019

By Tom Marting

Facilities and Resource Management Director, GOJO Industries

GOJO has achieved one of its 2020 Sustainable Value Strategies and Goals – two years early.

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Winter Illness Outbreak Cold and Flu
It’s That Time of Year Again to #FightFlu

1/15/2019

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

While the holiday season has ended, there is another season that should be top of mind for all of us – flu season.

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Teaching Proper Hand Hygiene to Kids in K-12 Classrooms

1/8/2019

By Amanda Kaye

Market Development Director

Between all the math, science, social studies and language arts, it can be hard to find time to teach kids one of life’s most important lessons for staying healthy throughout the school year: hand hygiene. In a study that followed 120 middle and high school students, 58% of female students washed their hands after using the bathroom, compared with 48% of male students. On top of that, female students only used soap 28% of the time, while male students used soap a shocking 8% of the time.

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