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.

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What You Need to Know About Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease


By Mark Rundle

Market Development Manager, GOJO Industries

It’s a contagious disease, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) usually affects infants and children under 5 years old. Yet, recent outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease at Florida State University and at schools in Northern New Jersey have many schools and universities looking for ways to help reduce the risk of an outbreak at their campus.

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PURELL Product Placement Guide K-12 Schools
The PURELL™ Product Placement Guide for K-12 Schools


By Mark Rundle

Market Development Manager, GOJO Industries

Where and how K-12 schools can place PURELL™ products for maximum efficacy in promoting hand hygiene and preventing the spread of germs and illness

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Child Eating
A Family That Sanitizes Together, Stays Healthy Together


By Jason Tetro

Independent Researcher in Microbiology and Immunology, Columnist & Author of "The Germ Code" & "The Germ Files"

When I was young, it was standard practice to wash my hands before dinner. But there was one exception to this rule. When the family went out for dinner at the local drive-in burger restaurant, handwashing wasn’t even on the radar. After all, not only did we not eat at home, but we also ate in the car! Who had time for a sink?

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Partnership for Food Safety Education
September is Food Safety Month - Get the Facts


By Shelley Feist

Executive Director, Partnership for Food Safety Education

Every year since 2009, the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education has addressed food safety myths that people commonly hold and share with others. Over time, more than two dozen myths have been debunked with the FACTS that consumers need to know to help reduce their risk of foodborne illness. 

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Moving from Good to Great Hand Hygiene Pays Off


By Megan J. DiGiorgio, MSN, RN, CIC

Clinical Specialist, GOJO Industries

Is there a point of diminishing returns when it comes to hand hygiene? A newly published study conducted at University of North Carolina Hospitals recently helped us answer that very question and reported what many of us already suspected: more compliance with hand hygiene actually yields better results in terms of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) reduction. What’s impressive about this study is that the healthcare facility where it was conducted already had what is considered “high” compliance rates (82.6%).So, how did they accomplish this?

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