The FDA Bans Triclosan from Healthcare Antiseptics

In December 2017, the FDA issued a final rule in regards to triclosan and 23 other active ingredients in healthcare antiseptic products. They have given companies a year to remove antiseptics containing triclosan from their facilities.

Triclosan was originally added to products like healthcare antiseptics to reduce bacterial contamination. Currently, the FDA has no evidence that products containing triclosan are any more effective than products without it. Because of this, triclosan adds more risk than benefit to consumers.

Though studies are ongoing, some research has shown that triclosan has been associated with health risks and may contribute to antibiotic resistance. According to the FDA, companies have not been able to provide sufficient data regarding the safety and effectiveness of triclosan.

For healthcare facilities, this means taking a second look at your hand hygiene program and products. The Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program is an FDA-compliant hand hygiene program. Symmetry hand washes and sanitizers are effective and triclosan-free. They are also gentle on the hands of healthcare workers who sanitize multiple times a day. Symmetry provides a variety of product options, including Green Seal™ certified products and fragrance-free products. The complete Symmetry Hand Hygiene Program can be customized to fit the needs of your facility.

For more information on how to improve your hand hygiene program or about the FDA’s triclosan ban, contact your local Buckeye representative.

California State University, Fullerton Business Career Expo

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Dress to impress in business or business casual attire. Bring several copies of your critiqued resume to distribute to recruiters.

LOCATION:
Titan Student Union Pavilions

DATE:
Thursday, March 8th, 2018

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California State University Long Beach 2018 Hospitality Career Expo

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

A job fair provides an opportunity for students to meet with a large number of employers, in one setting, who are specifically seeking CSULB students for the purpose of employment.

LOCATION:
University Student Union Ballrooms

DATE:
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

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Make Hand Hygiene a Priority during Flu Season

The 2017-2018 flu season has been one of the worst in recent history and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity continues to rise. Influenza-like illness (ILI) activity has reached 7.7%, the highest level of ILI since the “swine flu” pandemic of 2009. Hospitalization rates are also the highest they’ve been since the CDC began tracking them.

The CDC recommends vaccination as the first line of defense against the flu and as the flu continues to spread across the U.S., it’s important to remember that it is often spread from person to person by coughing, sneezing, or touching.

According to the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO), hand hygiene is one of the most important steps in preventing illness and stopping the spread of germs to others.

Germs can live on your hands for up to three hours. In schools and healthcare facilities where illnesses like the flu can spread quickly without attention to proper hand hygiene practices, implementing the right hand hygiene program can have a huge impact during flu season and year-round.

The Symmetry® Hand Hygiene Program provides free hand hygiene program analysis to help you gain a better understanding of the issues affecting the health and safety of employees, patients, or students in your facility. Symmetry considers products and tools alongside your facility’s specific hand hygiene needs to create a completely customized program.

Contact your local Buckeye representative to learn more about how your facility can tackle the flu and other hand hygiene issues with Symmetry.

Northern Arizona University College W. A. Franke College of Business Career Exploration Day

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

The W. A. Franke College of Business students and Alumni of all academic years are encouraged to attend the Fall 2017, Career Exploration Day. The FCB Career Exploration Day is an opportunity for students to meet with our employers to begin networking, explore career options, and apply for internship and full-time employment opportunities.

LOCATION:
W. A. Franke College of Business

DATE:
Friday, March 2nd, 2018

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FUSE Career Fair

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Students and Alumni are invited to attend the FUSE Career Fair in Spokane, WA free of charge. More than 100 companies from around the region attend this fair to offer a diverse range of internships and full-time professional jobs.

LOCATION:
Spokane Convention Center

DATE:
Thursday, March 1st, 2018

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East Carolina University Spring Career Fair

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

The Spring Career Fair will be a great opportunity for you to network and to present yourself as a possible candidate for job or internship opportunities. Meeting employers at these types of events is like having a pre-screening interview, so you want to prepare in advance.

LOCATION:
Greenville Convention Center

DATE:
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

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Missouri State Career Expo 2018

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Students of all majors and all class levels from Missouri State University, Drury University, Evangel University, Southwest Baptist University, and College of the Ozarks are encouraged to attend this all-inclusive career fair.

LOCATION:
Springfield EXPO Center

DATE:
Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

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