Jim Mann PGP Expert

Jim Mann

Surface and hand contamination reduction expert Founder and Executive Director, Handwashing For Life® Institute and The Handwashing Leadership Forum® Libertyville, Illinois

Surface and hand contamination reduction expert Founder and Executive Director, Handwashing For Life® Institute and The Handwashing Leadership Forum® Libertyville, Illinois Jim Mann is the founder and Executive Director of the Handwashing For Life® Institute and The Handwashing Leadership Forum®. His work to reduce the risk of food borne and person-to-person illness spans a career from deli and cafeteria experience to work as a product development chemist. He formulated leading brands in skin care, surface disinfection, pest control, foodservice and healthcare sanitizing systems. His work has been as global as the war on virus and bacteria, working on six continents while living in three. Jim’s latest addition to the industry’s Best Practices is the "Hands-On System". This integrated process control for hand hygiene and high-touch surface cleanliness is enjoying documented success in foodservice, healthcare and schools across the USA, Canada, South Africa and the UK. Handwashing For Life sees standards and measurement as the primary drivers of staff behaviors. ServeReady® Hands and TouchReady® Surfaces were created as prime measurements of success. Jim was honored as a recipient of NSF's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.