CHSA Webinar Break the Chain

 

The coronavirus 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 (CHSA) webinar – ‘8 Moments of Targeted Hygiene’ – aims to help contract cleaners and facilities managers break the chain. Please click here to view the webinar.

The speakers include 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.

Dr. Hines and Professor Bloomfield were amongst the team of experts who developed the white paper ‘8 Moments of Targeted Hygiene’. In the paper they identify the 8 key moments of high risk for spreading infection in workplaces and public facilities.

Lorcan Mekitarian, chair of the CHSA, introduces the webinar. He explained: “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. 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. John Hines is global Research, Development and Engineering (RD&E) Director for SC Johnson Professional. He received his doctorate in Physical Chemistry at Oxford University before joining Unilever Research. John 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.

Professor Sally F Bloomfield is a consultant in Hygiene and Infectious Disease Prevention, Chairman and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of IFH; Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and 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, Professor Bloomfield was awarded the Rudolf Schulke Hygiene Prize for her outstanding contribution in the field of hygiene and preventive medicine.

The 8 key moments included in the webinar are:

—  Entry and exit from a facility of venue.
—  Using the toilet.
—  Before and after touching common surfaces
—  Before preparing food.
—  Before eating food, especially with fingers.
—  Before and after moving from a workstation.
—  After coughing sneezing and nose blowing.
—  After handling and disposal of refuse.

 
About System Hygiene & the CHSA
 
System Hygiene is a CHSA Accredited Distributor. Members of the Accreditation Scheme for Distributors offer for sale only those products accredited within the CHSA's  Accreditation Schemes for Manufacturers of cleaning and hygiene chemicals, paper-based and woven products, plastic-based products and cotton-based products, or those that conform to the relevant standard. We also guarantee that products not covered by a CHSA Accreditation Scheme for Manufacturers conform to the clear and rigorous commitments of the CHSA Code of Practice.
 
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Source: CHSA: Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association