Deb Group White Paper Offers Tips for Hand Hygiene on Cruise Ships

Deb Group, the world’s leading away-from-home skin care company, released a white paper titled, “The Role of Waterless Hand Sanitizer as part of an Effective Hand Hygiene Strategy for Passenger Cruise Ships, and Selection of Suitable Products,” which discusses tactics for implementing a holistic hand hygiene strategy for the cruise ship environment.

“Hand hygiene is generally regarded as the most important element of an effective infection prevention strategy,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice President of Marketing, Deb North America. “In addition to hand washing, waterless hand sanitizers can play a vital role in improving infection prevention aboard cruise ships. Cruise lines should select hand sanitizers that meet a wide range of global efficacy standards and that meet the needs of all users including staff and passengers.”

The white paper addresses the importance of hand hygiene in passenger and public washrooms, as well as in healthcare and food handling areas. It also discusses key criterion for selecting a waterless hand sanitizer, including antimicrobial efficacy, skin compatibility and user preference. Additionally, the white paper contains key antimicrobial efficacy testing methods as indicated by the World Health Organization’s hand hygiene guidelines.

Deb InstantFOAM® Complete alcohol hand sanitizer is a highly suitable product for application on cruise ships. It meets a very wide range of global efficacy standards and has a substantial portfolio of verified claims (available upon request). In addition, it has an outstanding history of user preference due to its foam format and skin after-feel.

For information about implementing a hand hygiene program, download the Deb Group white paper here.

About Deb Group

Headquartered in the UK and with North American headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Deb Group provides dedicated skin care programs for a wide range of industries and organizations that value their employee and customer well-being.

In 2014, Deb Group acquired Stoko Professional Skin Care to become the world's largest specialist occupational skin care company. The combined organization encompasses 23 companies operating in 19 countries, with Deb products used over 150 million times every day. The Deb product lines include Travabon®, Stokoderm®, Refresh, Estesol®, Solopol®, Kresto®, Deb InstantFOAM®, Stokolan® and KrestoGT.

In 2015, Deb Group was acquired by SC Johnson, a privately held, family company and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household cleaning products, and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. To learn more, visit
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