The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the risk of infectious diseases and the need for a practical, targeted approach to hygiene; one that can work in combination with social distancing and facial coverings to break the chain of infection.
There is a misconception that commonly touched surfaces are the points of highest risk. However, it is the behavior of people touching those surfaces without practicing hand hygiene that is the real issue.
To prevent frequent re-contamination, we need to combine cleaning & disinfecting those surfaces with effective hand hygiene at the high-risk moments when hands can become contaminated.
8 MOMENTS FOR
Touching common surfaces.
After coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose.
Returning to and leaving your workspace.
Getting food prepared.
Touchpoints in the restroom.
Entering and exiting the building.
Disposing of waste
1.SC Johnson Professional has worked with Professor Elizabeth Scott, Professor Sally Bloomfield and the International Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH) to develop the “8 Moments of Hygiene for Public Spaces”. Professor Bloomfield is a Consultant in Hygiene and Infectious Disease Prevention, Chairman and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of IFH and Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Professor Bloomfield is an acknowledged expert on home hygiene, with more than 30 years’ experience in hygiene research and education. Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Scott is an Associate Dean and Professor in the College of Natural, Behavioral and Health Sciences at Simmons University. She received her Master’s and her PhD from King’s College, London University and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the IFH. She is an applied microbiologist with expertise in hygiene and infection control issues in home and community settings.
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