The first of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Patient Safety Challenges was Clean Care is Safer Care, which was launched in 2005. It targeted reducing health care-associated infections (HCAIs). HCAI is the most frequent harmful event in health-care delivery and occurs worldwide in both developed and developing countries.
A national hand washing survey reveals more Americans are simply rinsing their hands with water instead of soaping up after using a public restroom. 70 percent admit they’ve skipped the important cleansing step. Two years ago when the question was asked only 54 percent confessed to just rinsing with water.
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Executive Director Fred Fortman and Industrial Safety & Hygiene News magazine Publisher Randy Green yesterday announced the continuation of ISHN as Safety 2014 and 2015 Exposition sponsor. ISHN has been the exclusive Exposition sponsor for 11 consecutive years, since 2002.
Touch-free and manual dispensers can use the same refill
March 5, 2013
Having complemented its manually operated STOKO® Refresh 4 in 1 hand hygiene dispenser with an automatic touch-free model, STOKO® continues to bring innovation to the away-from-home skin care/hand hygiene market by offering an industry first: a choice of touch-free or manual dispensers that can share the same cartridge refills.
The American Council of Government Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®) is pleased to announce new members for its 2013 Board of Directors and its 2013 Nominating Committee. In accordance with a recent amendment to the ACGIH Bylaws, ACGIH’s membership elected three (3) members to serve effective immediately as Directors on the Board of Directors.
With its 75th anniversary approaching in 2014, the American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has launched its Thought Leaders Project to highlight the contributions of industrial hygienists who protect worker health around the world.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has released the updated Consultants Listing, a searchable print and online directory of its consultant members. Consumers can search for industrial hygienists and other occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals by state and specialty.
As part of its ongoing efforts to educate workers and employers about hazards associated with cleanup work in the aftermath of weather calamities, OSHA has issued a new fact sheet highlighting the need for employers to provide their workers with appropriate personal protective equipment and the training to properly use that equipment.