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.

Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

James W. Arbogast, Ph.D., joined GOJO in 2002 and currently serves as Vice President of Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements. Prior to his appointment to his current role in 2014, Dr. Arbogast held a variety of technical leadership roles in Skin Care Science, Product Development and New Technology with the company. Before joining GOJO, he gained experience in the consumer products industry with Clorox and Dial.

Dr. Arbogast has been directly involved in the formulation and national launch of hundreds of products in the laundry, air freshening, hair care, skin care, and hand hygiene markets. Under his leadership, the Skin Care Science team has conducted numerous field outcome studies with hand hygiene products to determine their real-world effect on skin condition and infection related rates. Additionally, there have been many contributions to advancing the science of hand hygiene around microbiology, clinical studies, analytical chemistry, drug stability and new product development.

Dr. Arbogast has made presentations at major scientific conferences and has authored multiple articles and patents. Dr. Arbogast, who earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles, has more than 20 years of experience in consumer product development with more than the last 14 years focused on skin care. He resides in Bath, Ohio, with his wife and three children.
It’s That Time of Year Again – Time to Fight the Flu
It’s That Time of Year Again – Time to Fight the Flu

11/15/2016

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

It’s the middle of fall. And while some are starting to think of the upcoming holiday season, there is another season that should be top of mind for all of us – flu season.

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CDC Antibiotics Week Lets All Get Smart About Antibiotics
Let's All Get Smart About Antibiotics

11/16/2015

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Today marks the start of the eighth annual Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with a broadening coalition of international and national partners, including GOJO, will observe the Get Smart About Antibiotics Week to raise awareness regarding the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of dramatically reduced antibiotic use.

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Antibiotic Stewardship Clostrodium Difficile
Demonstrating the Need for Antibiotic Stewardship

8/18/2015

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

The challenges posed by antibiotic resistance are ever-present. Earlier this year, we pledged our commitment to antibiotic stewardship at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship. During the course of this year and beyond, we will share with you information that demonstrates why there is a need for antibiotic stewardship to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics in the United States.

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Myth Busting: Hand Sanitizer Truth
The Truth About Hand Sanitizers

6/17/2015

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Recently, false and misleading information about hand sanitizers has been surfacing via social media. The truth is that alcohol-based hand sanitizers play a key role in keeping us healthy by reducing the spread of illness-causing germs and are recommended by leading health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and Health Canada.

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SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands – Join GOJO in Supporting the WHO’s Annual Global Campaign

4/16/2015

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Why is May 5th such an important day for global hand hygiene? Learn more about the WHO's annual global campaign.

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