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.
Antibiotic Stewardship Clostrodium Difficile
Making Healthcare Safer - Stopping the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance

8/7/2015

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its latest issue of Vitalsigns, which focuses on a call to action to stop the spread of antibiotic resistance. This issue focuses on the need for collaboration among healthcare facilities, as well as state and local health departments, to join together in a coordinated approach that, based on CDC modeling projects, could prevent 619,000 antibiotic-resistant and C. difficile infections and save 37,000 lives over five years.

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World Health Organization Private Organizations for Patient Safety
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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Healthcare Worker PURELL LTX
It Takes Just 5 Moments to Change the World

5/5/2014

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

As far as the World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned, hand hygiene is literally a “global lifesaving action.” That’s according to the Web presentation, “Clean Your Hands: Stop the Spread of Drug Resistant Germs,” by Professor Didier Pittet.

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New Book, Clean Hands Save Lives, Details the Life-Saving Potential of Alcohol-Based Handrubs
New Book, Clean Hands Save Lives, Details the Life-Saving Potential of Alcohol-Based Handrubs

4/29/2014

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

One very simple procedure—the use of alcohol-based handrubs (ABHR), also known as hand sanitizers—is saving some 8 million lives a year around the world. That’s according to Thierry Crouzat, author of Clean Hands Save Lives, which has been released by the French publisher Thaulk.

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World Health Organization Private Organizations for Patient Safety
Join the WHO in Reducing HAIs and Safeguarding Patient Health and Safety

4/15/2014

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

May 5, 2014 marks the day that hospitals around the globe join with the World Health Organization to raise awareness for the SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign.

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