Welcome to The Wash, your trusted resource for the latest and greatest in public health and hygiene, where we will tackle topics like hand hygiene, best practices in footwear sanitization, creating an employee hygiene program and more!
All around us exist harmful pathogens that cause illness and infection, and they are most commonly spread by human hands and feet. No matter how stringent your hand washing procedures and SSOPs are, humans are prone to variability and error, resulting in poor hand hygiene and increased risk of spreading pathogens. That’s why Meritech invented CleanTech®: automatic handwashing technology that guarantees proper hygiene to reduce the spread of infection and harmful pathogens.
So how does CleanTech® guarantee improved hand hygiene? The secret is in the automation! The below infographic illustrates the differences between a traditional manually-conducted hand wash and an automated one conducted in a CleanTech® system.
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Welcome to The Wash, your trusted resource for the latest and greatest in public health and hygiene, where we will tackle topics like hand hygiene, best practices in footwear sanitization, creating an employee hygiene program, and more!
An effective shoe sanitizing program is critical in preventing employee work shoes from contaminating food production zones and ultimately finished food products. In this blog, we'll explore why standard practices for shoe sanitation in food safety don't work and what you can do to implement a footwear hygiene program that keeps pathogens from entering your food production zones.
Choosing the Best Work Boots to Use with Boot Scrubbers
Protection, comfort and durability are typically the main considerations when first evaluating a footwear solution for your food production facility. However, many companies forget to consider boot design as a crucial factor when implementing a successful footwear hygiene program for food safety. In this blog post, we'll review what types of footwear are best to use with boot scrubbers and which work boots to avoid in order to reduce the spread of pathogens in your food production facility.
Clean room classification is one of the most complex – yet essential – parts of designing and building a clean room. There are many important questions that need to be asked when planning for, designing and setting up your clean room. In this blog we explain how hygiene automation equipment can reduce or eliminate the risk of cross-contamination and bioburden while meeting clean room design requirements.
Meritech’s newest addition to their line of fully automated footwear sanitizing systems, the Sole Clean Dry Step, is a fully automated footwear sanitizing system designed for dry and semi-dry production facilities.
Meritech’s newest addition to their line of fully automated hand and footwear sanitizing systems, the ProTech XV, is a bi-directional walk-through system designed to handle large groups of employees entering and exiting production areas.
Everyone understands the importance of good hand hygiene, but the reality is that out in the real world… most people don’t understand the power of hand hygiene to reduce the spread of disease.
Most food production and packaging professionals understand the importance of good hand hygiene, but how many understand the potential pitfalls of even the most strictly enforced SOP’s?