How to help employees feel safe returning to work

Planning a return to the office? How to help employees feel safe

A return to “normal” life in North America is slowly coming into focus as the rate of COVID-19 infections drops. Bars and restaurants are reopening, schools are holding in-person classes, and businesses are welcoming employees back to the office. However, changing habits and expectations around safety and cleanliness will have an impact on many aspects […]

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The science behind hand hygiene in restaurants

Many customers are still afraid to come back to restaurants during COVID-19. 57% say they’re concerned they will touch surfaces someone else has touched.1 And they’re right, they will. But that worry can be minimized, especially if restaurants have a robust, science-based hand hygiene program and communicate it to patrons. This overview will give you the […]

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Three critical reasons to teach handwashing early

“Go wash your hands!” For many people, that refrain is an all-too-familiar echo of childhood. Research on hand hygiene, however, finds that it is actually not familiar enough, or at least not having the intended effect. While simple handwashing can remove 90% of contaminants that can cause serious illnesses like diarrhea and pneumonia, only 66% […]

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Food safety

Four steps to better food safety (and better food processing profits)

Food recalls are up dramatically, with a four-fold increase in just the last few years. This situation not only threatens public health, it also undermines the financial health of affected corporations. The average food recall in the U.S. costs food processors $10 million in direct costs, while long-term financial impacts can be even greater, due […]

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Industrial Hygiene Goes High Tech with the IoT

The terms “hygiene” and “the Internet of Things” (IoT) may seem worlds apart – unless your world is industrial hygiene management. In that case, you may feel overwhelmed trying to sort out the hype from the helpful information. Here’s a quick introduction to the current practice and future potential of IoT in the management of […]

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Do Better Bathrooms Boost Productivity?

Most of the office design trends that get attention are, well … trendy. Open offices. “Desktopian” visions of height-variable workstations, treadmill desks, or no desks at all. Dedicated collaboration spaces and structures. And supposedly more natural approaches like “biophilic” design. Many, if not most, of these office trends of late tilt toward attracting and retaining […]

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