Did you know that up to 30% of the population is especially sensitive to fragrances? Scents can be an asthma trigger resulting in headaches, nausea and other symptoms. People have different tolerance levels to scented products, but typically children and women and those with asthma, allergies or environmental sensitivities are generally at more risk.
So what can we do? Avoid wearing scented personal care products such as perfume, cologne, aftershave, scented lotions, creams, hairspray, mousse or gel, scented deodorant or antiperspirant. Also, use fragrance-free skin care products including cleansers and creams in your home and workplace.
A scent-free policy is one example of a workplace-wide initiative meant to minimize allergic reactions. As employers do have a duty to accommodate, it is crucial they recognize concerns amongst their staff and have a process in place to overcome any issues.
To learn more about creating a scent-free policy for your workplace, please check out the full LinkedIN article here.
Good news. More hotels are swapping out those small shampoo bottles for bulk dispensers in an attempt to cut costs and help the environment. There is, however, one significant problem with bulk dispensers – bacterial contamination. Unfortunately, refillable bulk dispensers can leave you with 25X more bacteria after use.
Learn more about the advantages of sealed soap and shampoo dispensing systems in this new blog article.
Each year the ‘SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands’ campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in healthcare and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement globally.
This year the World Health Organization is promoting Hand Hygiene Awareness Day on the 5th of May with a focus on ‘Preventing sepsis in health care’.
Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by dysregulated host response to infection.
and is reported to affect more than 30 million people worldwide every year.
Learn more about Global Hand Hygiene Day on May 5th and download the educational resources.