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

Free white paper includes strategies for implementing holistic hand

, 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

“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


Christina Alvarez
Mulberry Marketing Communications