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If you're considering taking a cruise...

April 6,2016 | by Paul Barnhill

Handwashing, Personnel Hygiene

If you're one of 22 million people setting sail on a cruise ship vacation this year, you should listen up! Even though cruise lines have taken steps recently to raise the bar on their health and sanitation practices onboard, germs always find a way in the picture when you're living in such close conditions with other travelers and crew. The last thing you want during treasured vacation time is getting sick with a case of GI or foodborne illness. Especially keep in mind that alcohol gels and wipes do NOT kill Norovirus, the leading culprit of cruiseline outbreaks. Here are a few things to think about before you take a sip of that piña colada….

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Handwashing Habits: 3 Basics of Employee Hygiene R-R-R

March 15,2016 | by Paul Barnhill

Handwashing, Personnel Hygiene

This is the first post in a series we're doing on ways your company can improve hand hygiene habits across your company, from employees on the production line to managers.

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Boot Cleanability & Hygiene

March 8,2016 | by Paul Barnhill

Personnel Hygiene, Uncategorized

Protection, comfort, and durability, are usually the main considerations when evaluating a footwear solution for your production facility, but many companies forget to consider boot design as a factor in food safety and cleanability.

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How safe are your suppliers?

November 3,2015 | by Paul Barnhill

Personnel Hygiene, Uncategorized

Are they helping to protect your brand?

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Food Safety Audits & Next Steps

March 6,2015 | by Paul Barnhill

Handwashing, Personnel Hygiene

Food Safety Audits - What To Do Next?

When an internal food safety audit reveals holes in your safety and sanitation processes, take heart. Considering the frequency of foodborne illness outbreaks, product recalls and food poisoning lawsuits, identifying potential problems before they occur is a good thing. Fixing small issues prevents them from ballooning into major incidents involving alienated vendors and customers, damaged brand reputation, and regulatory violations.

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Tips to Fend-Off Germs of Coughing Coworkers in the Office

January 20,2015 | by Paul Barnhill

Handwashing, Personnel Hygiene

It’s the height of flu season, and just trying to avoid coughing co-workers in the office or plant facility may not be enough to stave off a case of the flu. Bad bugs can spread very quickly through the workplace.

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Convenient Isn't Always Effective

December 4,2014 | by Paul Barnhill

Personnel Hygiene

The Unhealthy Habit

There are few items more ubiquitous than the little bottle of hand sanitizer clipped to a purse or student backpack, the big jug of it in the workplace or classroom, and even dispensers in medical offices or supermarkets. However, the dangers of hand sanitizers are not well known, even to the people who depend on them to help stop transmission of some of the most dangerous pathogens known to the medical profession.

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Responsible Management and Keeping Your Team Safe

October 16,2014 | by Paul Barnhill

Personnel Hygiene

With the explosive growth in the spread of Norovirus and other pathogens, the role of the team lead or manager in the food chain supply and logistics field has expanded to cover personnel hygiene. From the plant operations manager to the manager at the corner market or sandwich shop, keeping your team healthy by training them in hygienic practices not only protects your team from foodborne illness, but also protects the general public, too.

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