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  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 2, 2018 – SC Johnson began its return to the professional market in 2015 with the acquisition of Deb Group. Today, SC Johnson brings Deb Group into an expanded SC Johnson Professional® business that serves as a total solutions provider for industrial and institutional users. The company’s purpose is to deliver innovative products and solutions with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience.

    SC Johnson Professional® is a leading provider of expert skin care, cleaning and hygiene solutions for industrial and institutional users, and builds on a strong company legacy in the professional market dating back to the 1930s.                     

    SC Johnson Professional® incorporates the Deb range of specialist occupational skin care products along with the well-known and highly trusted SC Johnson cleaning and hygiene brands enhanced for professional use. With deep category expertise, the expanded SC Johnson Professional® business provides products ranging from skin care, floor care, surface care and healthcare, as well as solutions for air care, storage and pest control.

    “SC Johnson Professional® is bringing innovative, quality products and services to professional markets built on a deep understanding of customer needs and a vision to ‘re-think the professional experience’ with the user in mind,” said Luis Zunzunegui, Vice President – SC Johnson Professional®. “We look forward to continued expansion of the SC Johnson Professional® portfolio in the coming years as we grow to meet the needs of customers in markets around the world.”

    Mobile Dispensing System Nominated for Innovation Award

    The SC Johnson Professional® TruShot™ Disinfectant Mobile Dispensing System has been nominated for the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award in the Dispensers category. The TruShot™ system provides properly diluted disinfectant cleaning chemistries on demand, at the pull of the trigger. The durable dispenser has been tested to last up to 250,000 trigger pulls, and the on-board, 10-ounce water reservoir fills at any water source, increasing productivity by reducing re-supply trips to the closet. 

    Voting is now open HERE for the SC Johnson Professional® TruShot™ Disinfectant Mobile Dispensing System innovation. ISSA members can vote once per day per category.

    Visitors are invited to meet with the SC Johnson Professional® team at its booth (#5819) in Dallas, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, to experience the latest innovations and talk about future expansion plans and opportunities for collaboration.

    About SC Johnson Professional®

    SC Johnson Professional® is part of SC Johnson, a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. The company has a long history in the professional market, in which it started operating in the 1930s.

    SC Johnson Professional® provides expert skin care, cleaning and hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. This incorporates the Deb range of specialist occupational skin care products along with well-known SC Johnson brands and innovative professional cleaning and hygiene products.

    The SC Johnson Professional® purpose is to bring innovative, quality products and services to professional markets with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience. This is built on a deep understanding of customer needs and a vision for “rethinking the professional experience” with the user in mind.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sept. 24, 2018 – SC Johnson Professional today launches its AgroBac™ Pure FOAM, a new antibacterial foam soap formulated specifically for use in food handling and processing environments. The perfume-free and dye-free product is NSF E2 rated, Triclosan-free, killing up to 99.999 percent of many types of common germs within 30 seconds.

    “Ideal for use in settings that require high standards of hand hygiene, like food service and food manufacturing, AgroBac Pure FOAM offers users an effective, reliable and triclosan-free product to avoid cross-contamination,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of Marketing, Skin Care, SC Johnson Professional. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year roughly one in six Americans (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases[1]. The spread of germs from the hands of food workers to food is a common cause of foodborne illness outbreaks. According to the CDC, it accounts for 89 percent of outbreaks in which food was contaminated by food workers[2].”

    With skin-friendly pH value and high-quality foam, AgroBac Pure FOAM provides a silky-smooth skin cleanser and sanitizer in one. The new product does not taint food when used as an antimicrobial hand wash and is available in a range of sealed cartridge sizes. The foam technology is a highly economical choice, providing over 30 percent more washes compared to standard lotion soap. The foaming wash also saves up to 45 percent on water consumption compared to lotion soap.[3]

    Convenient, quick and easy to use, AgroBac Pure FOAM dispenses foam instantly onto hands, reducing time required to create lather and rinsing away quickly without leaving a residue. It also contains skin conditioner, which makes skin feel smooth and firm after use and helps prevent dry skin.

    For more information on AgroBac Pure FOAM and SC Johnson Professional’s full skincare portfolio of products for the Food industry, visit www.debgroup.com/us/food.

     

    About SC Johnson Professional

    SC Johnson Professional® is part of SC Johnson®, a family company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control, and shoe care, as well as professional products. The company has a long history in the professional market, in which it started operating in the 1930’s.

    SC Johnson Professional® provides expert skin care, cleaning & hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. This incorporates the Deb range of specialist occupational skin care products along with well-known SC Johnson® brands and innovative professional cleaning & hygiene products.

    The SC Johnson Professional® purpose is to bring innovative, quality products and services to professional markets with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience. This is built on a deep understanding of customer needs and a vision for ‘rethinking the professional experience’ with the user in mind.

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    [3] “How a simple change in the washroom can significantly reduce water consumption and associated costs,” Durrant and McKay, 2011

  • Happy Hands Contest

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sept. 12, 2018 –  Calling all artists: Registration for SC Johnson Professional’s annual Happy Hands dispenser design contest is now open. The contest promotes the importance of hand washing at school by encouraging K-12 students to use their creative skills and imagination to design a custom soap/sanitizer dispenser. Schools can enter the contest online at www.debhappyhands.com now through November 1, 2018.

    After last year’s record-breaking flu season that affected hundreds of children, it’s so important to focus on hand hygiene in schools,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of Marketing, SC Johnson Professional. “The Happy Hands contest allows students to exercise their artistic side while still learning on the importance of having clean, healthy hands. We received so many incredible submissions last year and can’t wait to see the talent this year’s contest will bring.”

    The Happy Hands dispenser design contest is open to all students in grades kindergarten through 12. The first 50 school representatives to submit 15 or more student designs will receive a prize basket that includes a variety of SC Johnson Professional products to keep classrooms clean and organized, including Ziploc® Bags, Windex® Cleaner, Deb InstantFOAM® Complete Hand Sanitizer and much more.

    Submissions will be evaluated for visual appeal, overall hand hygiene design, creativity, and unique design element. Finalists in the elementary and middle/high school categories will be announced on February 1, 2019, and the public can then vote for their favorite designs. The design with the most votes in each category will be announced in April 2019 and will receive the top prize – a $300 gift card, a $750 donation to the school and up to 500 manual soap/sanitizer dispensers featuring the winning design.

    “We are so pleased that we were able to collaborate with SC Johnson Professional and share the exciting news that one of our visually impaired students won the Happy Hands contest,” said Susan Thomas, Director of Communications at Utah School for the Deaf and the Blind, a winning school in the 2017/2018 Happy Hands contest. “This contest gave us a chance to not only showcase our gifted students but make hand washing a fun activity for everyone.”

    After registering for the contest, schools will receive all the necessary rules, coloring templates and free hand washing educational materials for their students. Schools can register at www.debhappyhands.com.

    For more information on the Happy Hands Contest, please contact marketingusa@debgroup.com.

     

    About SC Johnson Professional

    SC Johnson Professional® is part of SC Johnson®, a family company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. The company has a long history in the professional market, in which it started operating in the 1930’s. 

    SC Johnson Professional® provides expert skin care, cleaning & hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. This incorporates the Deb range of specialist occupational skin care products along with well-known SC Johnson® brands and innovative professional cleaning & hygiene products.  

    The SC Johnson Professional® purpose is to bring innovative, quality products and services to professional markets with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience. This is built on a deep understanding of customer needs and a vision for ‘rethinking the professional experience’ with the user in mind. 

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. — July 16, 2018 – Deb Group, an SC Johnson company, was recognized by the Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) during its Alliance™ Member-Supplier Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Deb Group was presented with the group’s Navigator Award for SMA Qualified Suppliers Achieving the Largest Percent Growth with SMA Member Distributors. SMA’s Navigator Recognition program acknowledges top performances in a number of important quantitative performance categories for the preceding year by both SMA Member Distributors and the Group’s Qualified Suppliers.  

    “Delivering outstanding service to our customers is at the heart of everything we do,” said Mike Flagg, Chief Executive, SC Johnson Professional North America. “We’re proud to be recognized by SMA for the fourth year running and remain committed to upholding these standards of excellence.”

    Additionally, Deb Group was recognized as the SMA Qualified Supplier Achievement in Product Innovation for launching its Solopol® GFX™, the world’s only heavy-duty foam hand cleanser with grit, and the revolutionary TruShot™ and TruFill™ Dispensing Systems from SC Johnson Professional® within the last year.

    Navigator recognition is presented to Suppliers based on feedback and results from SMA’s annual survey of Member Distributors. The Navigator recognition award was presented by Dick McGann, president, Strategic Market Alliance during the annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 18-20, 2018.

    “Achieving Navigator recognition is not something the associates of SMA take lightly,” said McGann. “This acknowledgment conveys our deeply-felt appreciation and respect for the efforts made by all of our supplier partners and member companies in service together to our mutual customers.”

     

    About Deb Group
    Headquartered in the UK with North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Deb Group provides tailored skin care programs for a wide range of industries and organizations that value their employee and customer well-being.

    The organization encompasses 23 companies operating in 19 countries, with Deb products used over 150 million times every day. The Deb product lines include Travabon®, Stokoderm®, Refresh™, Estesol®, Solopol®, Kresto®, Deb InstantFOAM®, Stokolan® and KrestoGT™.

    Deb Group is part of SC Johnson, a privately held, family company and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products, and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. To learn more, visit www.debgroup.com.

     

    About Strategic Market Alliance

    Strategic Market Alliance is an interdependent member-owned cooperative serving as a catalyst for optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of all stakeholders within our sphere of influence. Comprised of North America's leading janitorial, sanitation and foodservice distributors, SMA's mission is to create value-based business solutions that result in mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships between suppliers, member distributor owners and our mutual customers.

     

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  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. — July 10, 2018 – Deb Group has launched its new updated Pick and Mix dispenser design website. Visitors to the site can now customize different types of skin care dispensers: 1 Liter Manual, 2 Liter Manual and Touch Free. After choosing a dispenser model, users can customize the dispenser, selecting different color options for the dispenser backplate, button and cover as well adding chrome accents on the cover. The site also now allows users to immediately upload a logo or image and insert text.

    “We’re thrilled to provide new ways for customers to customize and create their perfect dispenser. Whether a dispenser features a school mascot, business logo or elegant design, our dispensers provide reliable hand care solutions that can match the décor of any facility,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of Marketing, Deb Group. “With the largest customizable print area of any skin care dispenser, Deb encourages creativity through the Pick and Mix website to help embrace the importance of hand hygiene.”

    The updated Pick and Mix website features a gallery of custom dispensers, offering new users examples and inspiration. After mixing and matching different dispensers, choosing from a rainbow of color options and exploring branding opportunities, users can save their designs, as well as create a login and password to return to the site to make any changes. They can also download a JPEG of their customized design without going through the final stages of the process. Once the custom dispenser is finalized, users can proceed by submitting their design to start the custom dispenser ordering process.

    To learn more, and design your own custom dispenser, watch the video tutorial and visit www.debpickandmix.com.

     

    About Deb Group
    Headquartered in the UK with North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Deb Group provides tailored skin care programs for a wide range of industries and organizations that value their employee and customer well-being.

    The organization encompasses 23 companies operating in 19 countries, with Deb products used over 150 million times every day. The Deb product lines include Travabon®, Stokoderm®, Refresh™, Estesol®, Solopol®, Kresto®, Deb InstantFOAM®, Stokolan® and KrestoGT™.

    Deb Group is part of SC Johnson, a privately held, family company and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products, and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. To learn more, visit www.debgroup.com.

     

     

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HEALTHCARE SKIN CARE

  • Ready to Tackle Cold and Flu Season?

    2/5/2019 2:00:00 PM +00:00

    The world would like to think that hospital staff never contracts an illness, and rather than spreading germs, display wellness 24/7. However, that is simply “snot” the case. Healthcare professionals get seasonal cold and flu viruses just like everyone else. The difference is, healthcare professionals come into contact with and care for critically ill patients on a daily basis – some of which contracting a simple cold or flu could mean death – proving even further that the health of hospital workers is crucial to ensuring the health and wellness of patients.  

  • Acing Hand Hygiene Compliance

    1/22/2019 3:05:49 PM +00:00

    Imagine this scenario: Your patient, in for a routine procedure, dies 10 days post-op because of a mistake you made. That mistake? You didn’t follow hand hygiene protocol and touched the patient after closing the privacy curtain without first washing your hands. This resulted in the transmission of the antibiotic-resistant infection MRSA.

     

    This is an unfortunate reality for an estimated 200,000 patients every year in Canada; 8,000 of which die as a result of their infections. The numbers are even higher in the U.S. with an estimated 687,000 hospital-associated infections (HAIs) and 72,000 deaths per year.

  • The Joint Commission Survey: Are You Ready?

    1/8/2019 2:00:00 PM +00:00

    As we approach the one year anniversary of the Joint Commission’s decision to place an increased focus on hand hygiene behavior among healthcare staff, what have you done to better prepare your facility for its next audit?

  • Most Popular Posts of 2018

    12/11/2018 2:00:00 PM +00:00

    Another year is quickly coming to an end and we would like to to thank all our subscribers and occasional readers by sharing with you our most popular articles on hand hygiene and infection prevention from 2018. We will be taking a break over the holidays and returning in the new year!

    In case you missed them here are the Top 5 articles from the DebMed Blog in 2018 ...

  • Let’s Break it Down: C. diff 101

    11/27/2018 2:00:00 PM +00:00

    You may have heard of Clostridium difficile, but do you really know what it is? You know it’s bad, you know it’s prevalent in healthcare settings, but do you know what causes it, how it’s spread or what you can do to keep your facility and its occupants safe? You should.

    In honor of Clostridium difficile Awareness Month, we’re breaking down this common healthcare-associated infection (HAI) to educate those in the healthcare sector and beyond.