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 Mann

Founder and Executive Director of the Handwashing for Life Institute and The Handwashing Leadership Forum

Jim Mann is the founder and Executive Director of the Handwashing For Life® Institute and The Handwashing Leadership Forum®. His work to reduce the risk of foodborne and person-to-person illness spans a career from deli and cafeteria experience to work as a product development chemist. He formulated leading brands in skin care, surface disinfection, pest control, foodservice and healthcare sanitizing systems. His work has been as global as the war on virus and bacteria, working on six continents while living in three. Jim’s latest addition to the industry’s Best Practices is the “Hands-On System”. This integrated process control for hand hygiene is enjoying documented success in foodservice, healthcare and schools across the USA, Canada, South Africa and the UK. Jim was honored as a recipient of NSF’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tailgating With The Uninvited

10/8/2014

By Jim Mann

Founder and Executive Director of the Handwashing for Life Institute and The Handwashing Leadership Forum

Football season is in full swing, and that means one thing for many of us - tailgating. And along with the burgers and brats, make sure to have an alcohol-based hand sanitizer on hand.

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Thanksgiving's Top 10 Tips for Healthy Hands and Overall Wellness

11/26/2013

By Jim Mann

Founder and Executive Director of the Handwashing for Life Institute and The Handwashing Leadership Forum

As joyous as Thanksgiving is, it's also a special feast day for bacteria and virus.  Staying well can make the difference between a memory of magic or misery.  Good hand hygiene can do more for protecting holiday health than an over-cooked turkey.

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