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Washing your hands is something you’ve probably known how to do for practically your entire life, but have you ever stopped to think about the process? Or have you ever wondered if the types of products used really matter? Hot water or cold? Antimicrobial soap or regular? Paper towels or air? This resource will help to demystify the process and allow you to make better decisions about the products and protocols you use to wash your hands in the future.
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Climate change is one of the biggest public health crises we're facing. But what does that mean for your business and how can you adapt?
Explore 10 sustainability trends impacting businesses globally and opportunities for change – from adopting a circular economy mindset to changing investor attitudes.
Industrial manufacturers worldwide share concerns about the challenges affecting the global economy and their businesses, such as pricing, labor, supply chain and energy.
Most manufacturing production managers will likely agree that managing downtime is a top workday priority. When managed well, downtime can help boost efficiency, production and profitability. However, when mismanaged, downtime can strain production and create various downstream issues until a solution is found.
Paper towels are the most hygienic option for hand drying. Check out why single-use towels offer the most effective and most hygienic hand washing solution compared to jet air dryers.
Dirt can sometimes hide in the most obvious places. Collaboration and teamwork are the norm in today’s modern offices, but as co-workers meet in crowded conference rooms and huddle over computers exchanging ideas, they’re also sharing something else, germs.
Even before the pandemic, unsanitary restroom conditions were bothersome and often included smelly odors, splattered surfaces, and no toilet paper or soap. The goal is often to get in and get out as quickly and with as little contact as possible. As visitation restrictions loosen and foot traffic increases in hospitals and healthcare facilities, the odds are stacking up for increased healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs). In fact, according to the National Library of Medicine, multiple research studies have found that poor cleaning of surfaces within health care facilities is a major source of HAIs because of the transmission of microorganisms, like MRSA
When it comes to wiping a surface – whether it’s a counter or machine part – there’s a perception that using a rag or shop towel multiple times is less wasteful than using a disposable wipe.
Based on a recent study, the Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) of reusable cleanroom apparel degrades significantly after the garment has gone through wash and irradiation cycles. This poses a real yet invisible contamination risk to aseptic manufacturing environments.
The world of manufacturing is tough on PPE. That’s why KleenGuard’s® Nemesis™ protective eyewear comes in a wide variety of styles for varying light conditions, head sizes and magnification needs.
Keeping the operator’s dirt and germs out of the sterile cleanroom environment is the main objective of the sterile cleanroom suit. It’s critical for cleanroom operators to select cleanroom suits that provide the highest levels of inherent sterility that can be maintained during the gowning process.
Preventing the spread of germs during cold and flu season is important in keeping workers, students and healthcare professionals healthy. It’s also very expensive, the estimated average total economic burden of influenza to the U.S. healthcare system and society is $11.2 billion.
The balance between safety and productivity is important. This video shows how KleenGuard® G29 chemical glove with Dual-Dex technology performs better than a competitor’s glove when it comes to chemical resistance.
Does your PPE power your productivity? In this video we put athletes through a physical workout to test their productivity while wearing PPE. KleenGuard apparel with reflex design is 7.5 times less likely to tear. Human-centric engineering and comfort is what separates KleenGuard protective clothing from other PPE.
Think your coverall is tough? Watch this video to see how we test our KleenGuard® A45 coverall with reflex design to make sure they’re durable, and flexible enough to protect workers.
As part of Kimberly-Clark Professional’s response to COVID-19, we quickly formed a crisis response team tasked with managing the business through the pandemic and communicating changes to the company. Tracy Doucet was appointed to lead this team.
KleenGuard’s approach to human-centric design starts with the end-user in mind. This video explains how they choose to not only deliver products that are safe, but products that deliver improved performance and productivity.
Wearing the wrong gloves can increase contamination as well as compromise the quality of your work. This video demonstrates how Kimtech® Purple Nitrile™ gloves helps protect the science and the scientist.
When it comes to reducing contamination in the cleanroom you need apparel that can stand up to the challenge. Kimtech’s® sterile single-use cleanroom apparel offers seamless protection when and where it counts every time, guaranteed.
Students of all ages need to be healthy and focused so that they can perform their best in school. However, it’s hard for them to be their best in environments that promote the spread of germs.
Having healthy employees improves both productivity and the bottom line. Find out ways to prevent the spread of germs and improve the hygiene of one of the most used places in the office, the restroom.
The science is clear: single-use paper towels are a more effective and hygienic way to dry your hands after washing. Check out how the two compare.
Restrooms can make or break your building’s impression overall. Having clean, well-stocked restrooms is essential to the satisfaction of your tenants and guests. Find out what might be preventing you from maintaining restroom cleanliness and what solutions Kimberly-Clark Professional can provide.
As the COVID-19 spike driven by the Omicron variant began to diminish in the hard winter of 2022, states across the U.S. started easing up on pandemic control policies. Governors from California to New Jersey announced the end of mask mandates and other restrictions. The public returned to public spaces.
How much do you know about handwashing? These easy-to-follow 12-steps will teach you all you need to make sure your hands are clean.
Follow these 8 easy steps to make proper hand sanitizing a habit.
Have you considered your hand hygiene throughout your day? With nearly 95% of adults not washing long enough to thoroughly clean the bacteria and germs from their hands, being aware of the many surfaces and objects that are touched in a day can encourage better hygienic behavior among customers and employees.
Paper towels are the most hygienic option for hand drying, based on the speed, the degree of dryness, the overall effective removal of bacteria, and the prevention of cross-contamination. The Mayo Clinic and World Health Organization discuss the hygienic efficacy of different methods of hand drying and why paper towels might be more effective in keeping your hands clean.
Placing hand sanitizer and signage in retail, grocery and foodservice common areas is a step in the right direction. But studies show it simply isn’t enough to make a real impact. Targeting “hot spots” with hand and surface hygiene protocol, is a key step toward reducing the spread of germs.
Office surfaces and objects that are touched by lots of people throughout the day should be cleaned and disinfected daily in order to help break the chain of germ transmission. This article explains how targeting “hot spots” with hand and surface hygiene, is a key step toward reducing the spread of germs.
Creating a more hygienic health care facility doesn’t stop at the restroom. Targeting “hot spots” with hand and surface hygiene, is a key step toward reducing the spread of germs.
None of us predicted the abrupt transition to virtual work in 2020. Perhaps even fewer people would have guessed that the great telework experiment would prove overwhelmingly successful.
We’re doing all we can to provide a clean environment for you. And if we work together by practicing good hygiene throughout the day, we can make a big difference. Putting these everyday workplace hygiene tips into practice will help create a cleaner and more hygienic workplace environment for us all.
A Q&A with Juliet Hollyhurst, business operations leader at Kimberly-Clark Professional
Maintaining clean surface areas at home and in your workplace are important for everyone’s hygiene and well-being. The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about hand and surface cleaning guidelines.
Cleaning is important and so are the tools you use. Find out which chemicals are compatible with WypAll® and Kimtech™ base sheet materials.
As office tenants return to in-person work, facility professionals are sure to receive an influx of questions. Keeping this in mind, we got in touch with our colleagues in Australia to learn about their previous office re-entry experience, what they enjoyed and where they see room for improvement.
Keeping hygiene front and center is important. These six tips will keep your staff hygiene focused every day as you make plans to implement new cleaning and disinfecting protocols and health screening procedures, you also need to think about what comes next.
We are now two and a half years into the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the fall flu season is coming soon. Thankfully, through the Internet of Things (IoT), we have access to smart technology that can help businesses prepare for a variety of health crises. Smart hygiene is of particular interest. This has been an emerging growth area since the onset of the pandemic, and now with a hyper-focus on the smart restroom, which can play a key role in mitigating business disruptions. This technology is designed to be intelligent, flexible, and easy to install across all types of facilities with no upfront capital investment needed. From start to finish, smart restrooms take just a few weeks to implement and have many benefits.
As people return to work, it’s important to reassure them about the cleanliness and hygiene of your facility. Before you reopen, consider the following 10-steps to demonstrate your commitment to maintaining a clean and hygienic environment.
Nothing compares to WypAll® wipes when it comes to tough cleaning jobs. The following videos show how WypAll wipes out-clean and out-perform rags and shop towels in strength, water absorption, oil absorption and contamination reduction.
Safety at work is important when it comes to improving productivity and efficiency. Keeping your employees engaged gives them ownership and makes them more accountable when it comes to being safe in the workplace.
Nothing compares to WypAll® wipes when it comes to tough cleaning jobs. The following video shows how WypAll wipes out-clean and out-perform rags and shop towels when it comes to absorbing water.
Nothing compares to WypAll® wipes when it comes to tough cleaning jobs. The following video shows how WypAll wipes out-clean and out-perform rags and shop towels when it comes to reducing contamination.