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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How Much Does the Skin Microbiome Change Over Time?

7/14/2016

By Julia Oh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Like a forest, plain or desert, our skin has different ecologies. We have oily sites like our face and torso, dry sites like our hands and forearms, and moist sites like our feet and armpits. And all over our skin, we have tremendous numbers of microbes—bacteria, fungi and viruses that make up what is called the skin microbiome.

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Your Top 7 Questions About PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Answered
Your Top 7 Questions About PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer Answered

7/12/2016

By Samantha Williams

Director of Public Relations, GOJO Industries

Hand hygiene, which includes washing your hands with soap and water and using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, like PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, is one of the most important measures we can all take to reduce the spread of germs that can cause illness. Yet, oftentimes, questions may arise around using alcohol-based hand sanitizers. With that in mind, we have taken the most common questions and answered them for you.

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GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog Recap: January - March 2016
The GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog Recap - April-June 2016

7/7/2016

By Kelly McGlumphy

Public Relations Manager, GOJO Industries

Summer is in full swing, and the GOJO Hand Hygiene Blog is the perfect addition to your summer reading list. Throughout the past three months, we have shared with you exciting news including the launch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Clean Hands Count Campaign and a landmark study that proves the PURELL™ Advanced Workforce Solution helps reduce health insurance claims and generates hard cost savings. In case you missed it, here are the Top 10 posts from the second quarter of 2016. 

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FDA Releases Proposed Rule for Consumer Leave-On Antiseptic Products
FDA Announces its Proposed Rule for Hand Sanitizing Products Used in Everyday Settings – What Does This Mean?

6/30/2016

By Jim Arbogast, Ph.D.

Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements Vice President, GOJO Industries

On June 29, 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its proposed rule for consumer hand sanitizers and asked manufacturers to provide the latest science for the active ingredients used in these products. This call for new data relates to the FDA’s standard protocol as it revisits this consumer product category for the first time in over 20 years. But what does this mean for those of us who use hand sanitizing products?

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Hand Hygiene Is the Best Way to Prevent the Spread of HAIs

6/22/2016

By Pamela T. Wagner, MSN, RN

Clinical Application Specialist, GOJO

Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) have many negative effects on hospitals and patients—causing thousands of preventable deaths every year and draining valuable resources from the nation’s healthcare system. HAI prevention is typically approached with a bundle of solutions—and hand hygiene is one of the critical components.

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