Hygiene is achieved by some cleaning processes
Hygiene is a series of practices performed in our everyday lives, homes and at work, to preserve health and prevent the spread of diseases. In the manufacturing of food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and other products, it often plays a role of a critical component for quality assurance.
Many people equate it with cleanliness, which can cause confusion. In general, the term hygiene refers to practices that prevent spread of disease-causing organisms. Cleaning processes, like for example handwashing, on the other hand remove infectious microbes, as well as dirt and soil, and are the means to achieve it.
The human body easily collects germs and diseases, and causes them to multiply. Having improper hygiene is not only disadvantageous to oneself, but it may also negatively affect those around you. Good personal hygiene should be a part of our daily routine, as it keeps us away from the many possible germs.
Types of hygiene practices
Even though each person’s idea of what they actually mean differs, good personal hygiene practices certainly play an important role in keeping us strong and healthy.
The most important one is surely a proper hand hygiene. It is crucial to thoroughly wash them before we handle food, eat, after we handle garbage, sneeze, touch an animal, change a baby’s diaper, help someone to clean themselves, or clean a cut or wound.
A good toilet hygiene means we wash our hands after using the restroom. We scrub them with soap for 20 to 30 seconds, making sure to reach the areas between our fingers, on the back of our hands and under our nails. After, we rinse them with warm water and dry with a clean towel. If we don’t have running water or soap, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer will also work.
We must take regular showers, especially when we come from the outside, and dry ourselves thoroughly. We should also wash our hair at least twice a week. Shampooing removes skin build up and protects against oily residues that can irritate our skin.
The showering comes hand in hand with wearing clean clothes. It would be all for nothing without ditching the dirty clothes, placing them in the laundry.
Tidying our nails consists of trimming them regularly, to keep them short and clean. It helps to prevent spreading germs into our mouth and other body openings.
We should brush our teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes, and floss between them daily. These two steps can help prevent tooth decay and eliminate pockets where bacteria and germs can build up.
If we are not feeling well, we should take steps to keep from spreading germs to others. This includes covering our mouth and nose when sneezing, wiping down shared surfaces with an antibacterial wipe, and not sharing any utensils or electronics. Also, immediately throw away any soiled tissues.
In food processing industry there is always a high risk of contamination, but with use of suitable hygiene technologies, it is significantly lowered. Achieving good hygiene practices and exceeding sanitation guidelines is only possible with an excellent cleaning technology.
The industrial hygiene equipment, stations and hygiene systems designed by Nieros maintain a clean and sterile work environment and cover our sanitary needs, at every stage of the production process. Their cleaning machines are constructed in high-quality stainless steel, highly efficient, sustainable, cost-effective, user-friendly and easy to maintain. They keep our work equipment perfectly clean, while, in the same time, establishing proper hygiene practices for the personnel entering the production area.
One of the most useful hygiene technologies made by Nieros is surely a hygiene station stand, which is a must have in all industries with strict sanitation standards. Some models offer solutions only for sanitation of the hands or the footwear, while others do both at the same time. They offer a technological solution for quick and effective sanitation on production entry and exit points.