Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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Break the chain of infection: find out how at CHSA webinar
The pandemic has changed the view of cleaning and hygiene forever. Understanding how to break the chain of infection has never been more important.
The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's webinar - '8 Moments of Targeted Hygiene' - will help contract cleaners and facilities managers break the chain.
Speakers Professor Sally Bloomfield, chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH) and Dr John Hines, global research, development and engineering (RD&E) director for CHSA member SC Johnson Professional are experts when it comes to breaking the chain of infection. They were amongst the team of experts who developed the white paper 'Eight Moments of Targeted Hygiene'. In the paper they identify the eight key moments of high risk for spreading infection in workplaces and public facilities.
Lorcan Mekitarian, chair of the CHSA, will introduce the webinar. "Infections, including Covid-19, are mostly spread by people interacting directly by touch or airborne routes, or indirectly via surfaces touched by others or infected foods and food surfaces," he explains. "We want to help people break this chain by spreading the word about the key moments and providing practical information on how best to approach them."
Dr Hines received his doctorate in Physical Chemistry at Oxford University before joining Unilever Research. He has held his current position since 2010 and is focused on the development and implementation of better professional hygiene solutions for healthcare, education, food and many other institutional settings.
As well as her role at the IFH, Professor Bloomfield is a consultant in hygiene & infectious disease prevention and Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK. She is an acknowledged expert on home hygiene, with more than 30 years' experience in hygiene research and education. In 1995, she was awarded the Rudolf Schulke Hygiene Prize for her outstanding contribution in the field of hygiene and preventive medicine.
Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021
Duration: 90 minutes
Venue: Via Zoom
The eight key moments to be included in the webinar are:
1. Entry and exit from a facility of venue
2. Using the toilet
3. Before and after touching common surfaces
4. Before preparing food
5. Before eating food, especially with fingers
6. Before and after moving from a workstation
7. After coughing sneezing and nose blowing
8. After handling and disposal of refuse
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