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.

Dave Shumaker

Microbiology Scientist, GOJO Industries

Dave Shumaker, B.S., is a Microbiology Scientist with GOJO Industries. He is responsible for hand hygiene research, evaluation of novel antimicrobial technologies as well as industrial and cosmetic microbiology. Dave received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Microbiology at Ohio University.
Could an Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Be As Effective as Soap and Water in Reducing Bacteria on Farmworker
Could an Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Be As Effective as Soap and Water in Reducing Bacteria on Farmworkers’ Hands?

1/19/2016

By Dave Shumaker

Microbiology Scientist, GOJO Industries

Today, we hear more and more about foodborne illness outbreaks that are associated with the produce we eat. In fact, from 1999 to 2008, contaminated produce was responsible for at least 23 percent of all foodborne illnesses reported in the United States. And while the contamination of the produce might occur during different points in the handling process, some of these outbreaks have been thought to be caused by infected farmworkers, and possibly, inadequate hand hygiene.

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A Focus on Food Safety
A Focus on Food Safety

4/7/2015

By Dave Shumaker

Microbiology Scientist, GOJO Industries

Today is World Health Day, and the World Health Organization is asking one question, "How safe is your food?" Learn more about the important role hand hygiene plays in food safety.

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How to Avoid the Risk of Air Travel Germs This Summer
How to Avoid the Risk of Air Travel Germs This Summer

7/8/2014

By Dave Shumaker

Microbiology Scientist, GOJO Industries

It’s that time of year again! The kids are out of school, so the family vacation can’t be far behind.  If you plan on flying, take a few easy precautions to protect everyone’s health.

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The Food Safety Modernization Act
The Food Safety Modernization Act Will Protect the Health of Americans

6/3/2014

By Dave Shumaker

Microbiology Scientist, GOJO Industries

In shifting the focus of regulation from responding to food contamination outbreaks to preventing them at the source, the FSMA Produce Safety Proposed Rule is a critical component of FSMA, the most advanced set of changes in food safety laws since the Great Depression.

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Hand Hygiene Tips for Holiday Gatherings
Hand Hygiene Tips for Holiday Gatherings

12/23/2013

By Dave Shumaker

Microbiology Scientist, GOJO Industries

As you gather with friends, family and co-workers this holiday season, it’s important to do all you can to stay healthy so you can start 2014 off on a good note!

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