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The Culture of Food Safety | Handwashing

Handwashing is the most important part of personal hygiene and is an important part of an operation’s food safety culture.
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When it comes to personal hygiene, handwashing is one of the most important steps in preventing the spread of pathogens and cross-contamination. It's also one of the easiest steps! Food handlers must wash their hands before preparing food or working with clean equipment and utensils. They must also wash their hands before putting on single-use gloves.

Learn more about proper handwashing here

Delos™ and M Moser Form Alliance to Promote Healthy Building Design

Press Release

NEW YORK, September 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Delos™, a wellness real estate and technology firm, today announces a strategic alliance with M Moser Associates, a leading practitioner of human-focused building design, to accelerate the integration of health and wellness into the built environment. The relationship will leverage the existing knowledge and resources of both parties to create a global leader in innovative research surrounding the impact of the indoor environment on occupants’ health and well-being.

The International WELL Building Institute™ Launches the WELL Community Standard™ to Promote Human Health and Wellness on a District Scale

New Pilot Program to Set a New Global Benchmark for Healthy Communities
Press Release

NEW YORK, September 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™) opens registration for the WELL Community Standard™ pilot, a companion to the pioneering WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™). Grounded in evidence-based research and developed through consultation with leading physicians, scientists and public health professionals, as well as city planners, engineers and architects, the WELL Community Standard is a district-scale rating system centered exclusively on human health and wellness.

Climax Molybdenum Stowmarket, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Wins International Award for Health and Safety

Press Release

The Climax Stowmarket plant in the United Kingdom is one of the world’s premier production and conversion facilities for ferromolybdenum. Climax Molybdenum Stowmarket has been awarded its fourth consecutive RoSPA Gold Achievement Award for excellence in safety performance, management systems and culture.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, or RoSPA, grants internationally recognized safety awards based on the organization’s individual occupational health and safety performance assessed against the RoSPA judging criteria.

WELL Story: Light at Arup

by Melanie Koch
Article

Arup’s Boston office recently achieved WELL Certification at the Gold Level. Throughout the fit-out, they leveraged their in-house team of building experts to manage everything from acoustics and lighting design to structural engineering and commissioning. We spoke to Jake Wayne, leader of the lighting group in Arup’s Boston office about the lighting team’s role and what it's like to both implement and experience WELL's Light Concept.

Top 5 Takeaways from the Light #WELLography

by Gayathri Unnikrishnan
Article

We could not be more excited to share the Light WELLography™ after the Great American Eclipse, which took place on Monday. In case you weren’t in the path of totality or didn’t have a fantastically homemade contraption for viewing the moon’s path across the sun, fear not, the Light WELLography will get you up to speed on everything you need to know about light and how it impacts you.

Here are our top takeaways from the Light WELLography:

1. Varying frequencies across the light spectrum impact the body in different ways. 

Elite Paint Receives First Lead Safe Paint® Certification in Bangladesh

Press Release

DHAKA, Bangladesh & EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ --  Elite Paint is the first paint company in Bangladesh to achieve Lead Safe Paint® certification. Yesterday, the news was announced publicly through a press briefing organized by Elite Paint and  Chemical Industries in the Begum Sufia Kamal Public Library, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

WELL Scales Across Every Dimension

By Rick Fedrizzi
Article

Healthy people through better buildings: That’s our daily focus here at the International WELL Building Institute.

With your help and support, we’re proud to anchor a shared community that has been hard at work. Together, we’re building on the vast global infrastructure of green buildings and communities, and sharpening the focus of that work on the people who use them for habitat, commerce, knowledge and fun.

Top 5 Takeaways from the Mind #WELLography

by Emily Winer
Article

Technology may be advancing every day, but nothing compares to the high-speed power of the human brain. We are a long way from creating a single piece of technology that can control your breath and heartbeat 24/7, keep your body humming along while you are deep in sleep, allow you to simultaneously answer email while watching Netflix, help you stay balanced during yoga class, navigate the NYC subway without ever pulling out a map, and experience the pure joy of a beautiful summer day.

WELL Story: Fitness at MNP Tower

by Madeleine Evans
Blog

Walking past the Vancouver waterfront, you may notice a striking building. This past year, MNP Tower achieved both LEED and WELL certification at the gold level. To achieve certification, the building owner, Oxford Properties, has implemented an array of innovative strategies to help improve the health and wellness of people who work at and visit MNP Tower. What we find particularly unique about MNP Tower is how the building embraces WELL’s Fitness concept.

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