Why Did the FDA Ban 19 specific active ingredients, including Triclosan in Consumer Soap?

We all wash our hands throughout the day, and most of us have finally caught on to the fact that frequent hand washing is one of the best ways to protect our health. So, it’s logical to think that if handwashing helps keep us healthy, then adding antibacterial additives such as triclosan to soap – which has been proven to help kill germs and bacteria – will protect us all the more. Right? Well, this is not totally true and [...]

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Reduce Germs this Summer with a Proper Handwashing Routine

Summer vacation is already well underway, and with it comes exciting activities, family vacations, summer camp, sports, swimming… you name it! While the heat brings lots of fun and a much needed rest from the school year’s everyday routine, it is very important not to neglect hand hygiene. It might seem like the chances of catching the flu or transferring germs are lower during the summer, but that is not the case. Reminding children about the importance of handwashing [...]

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Protecting yourself against the Flu

Protecting your facility against the flu requires implementation of the right cleaning and disinfection procedures as well as clear and effective training programs. Healthy employees are conducive to a healthier and more productive work environment. While employees frequent your facility, make sure to communicate with employees about the importance of flu vaccines and daily steps to help reduce chances of contracting the virus. Naturally, extra precautions should be implemented for children under six months as well as the elderly [...]

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IT’S GLOBAL HAND WASHING DAY! WASH YOUR HANDS!

It’s in your hands Take into account the many things you do in a day including blowing your nose, playing with the dog, talking on the telephone, typing on the computer, touching the doorknobs; bring your hands into contact with germs. For this reason, frequent hand washing is the single most important thing you can do to prevent yourself from getting sick as well as from spreading germs to other surfaces and to other people. Consider the following facts and figures: 2 [...]

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7 ways to stay healthy during the flu season

The flu season always causes stress and anxiety as everyone tries to power through the busy work period and avoid the years’ circulating viruses. It’s worth taking some important precautions as the cold weather sets in to make sure your facility works at optimal productivity levels and everyone within it is safe and healthy. Here are 7 ways that you can make sure the flu season doesn’t bring you down this year! 1. Always remember to wash your hands. Implement signage [...]

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The Importance of Hand Care

We hear it at the beginning and end of every season: “everyone at work is sick!” and we always cringe as we say it, hoping that by some miracle, we won’t be stricken with this years’ bug. Fortunately, there is more than just hope to get us through these dark, Kleenex-filled times. Taking the steps to ensure your employees are healthy can be as simple as emphasizing the importance of hand care in your facility. In fact, hand care [...]

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FLU SEASON IS HERE!

H3N2 is the flu strain of the year, meeting its predicted expectations of causing infection rates to rise. In fact, by the end of 2014, 166 outbreaks were reported in 8 provinces, 122 of which were in long term care facilities. This has caused overcrowding for some emergency rooms. With numbers still on the rise, what can we do to prevent contracting the contagious virus while health officials cope with this new strain? Simple preventative measures such as practicing [...]

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