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Kimberly-Clark Names Top Environmental Services Technician
August 21, 2017

Kimberly-Clark Professional, in collaboration with the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), has named Valerie Macey the recipient of the 2017 Heart of Healthcare Award. Now in its... Read more


OSHA to Host Meeting on Voluntary Protection Programs
August 15, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a public meeting on the future of the agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs... Read more


Norovirus Outbreak Hits Cruise Ship
August 14, 2017

Health officials in Brisbane, Australia, have confirmed an outbreak of norovirus aboard a Princess Cruises cruise ship. More than 90 passengers aboard the MV Sun Princess were stricken with the... Read more


Norovirus Outbreak Sickens Hundreds in Ohio
August 11, 2017

More than 250 cases of norovirus in the last week have been linked to a restaurant in Maumee, OH. Officials from the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department have traced 240 instances of the... Read more


Lawsuit Filed Over Norovirus Outbreak
July 31, 2017

A lawsuit has been filed against Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. over a recent norovirus outbreak at its Sterling, VA, restaurant. Last week, more than 100 customers reported symptoms of the... Read more


Source Found in Latest Chipotle Norovirus Outbreak
July 26, 2017

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has traced the source of a recent norovirus outbreak at its Sterling, VA, restaurant to a sick employee. Earlier this month, dozens of customers reported symptoms of... Read more


Cyclospora Outbreak Reported in Texas
July 19, 2017

A cyclospora outbreak has sickened at least 68 people in Texas, according to a health advisory issued by the Texas State Department of Health Services. Cyclospora is a parasite that infects the... Read more


Study: Better Cleaning Leads to Less C. Diff Infections
July 19, 2017

After increasing steadily from 2000 to 2011, the rate of C. diff infections in health care facilities has decreased. Analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Infection CDC) found that C.... Read more


Suspected Norovirus Outbreak Hits Virginia Chipotle
July 18, 2017

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. temporarily closed its Sterling, VA, restaurant earlier this week due to a potential norovirus outbreak. Chipotle ordered the shutdown of the restaurant after more... Read more


Study: Disinfectants Lose Efficacy When Instructions Ignored
July 18, 2017

Disinfectants were significantly less effective at eliminating bacteria when used at a lower concentration and contact time than advised on the label, according to a study conducted by... Read more


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