Have you considered your hand hygiene throughout your day? With nearly 95% of adults not washing long enough to thoroughly clean the bacteria and germs from their hands, being aware of the many surfaces and objects that are touched in a day can encourage better hygienic behavior among customers and employees.
Common Objects and Surfaces Touched Throughout the Day
- Car Steering Wheel
- Handles on Public Transit
- Elevator Buttons
- ID Badge
- Surface on Your Mobile
- Desktop Stationary
- Computer Keyboard
- Wallet and Contents
- Supermarket Cart
- Gym Equipment
These easy-to-follow 12-steps will teach you all you need to make sure your hands are clean.
12 Steps for Proper Hand Washing
Total time: 60 seconds
- Wet hands with water.
- Apply enough soap to cover all hand surfaces.
- Rub hands palm to palm.
- Right palm over left dorsum with interlaced fingers and vice versa.
- Palm to palm with fingers interlaced.
- Backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked.
- Rotational rubbing of left thumb clasped in right palm and vice versa.
- Rotational rubbing, backwards and forwards with clasped fingers of right hand in left palm and vice versa.
- Rinse hands with water.
- Dry thoroughly with a single-use towel.
- Use towel to turn off faucet.
- Your hands are now safe.
Clean your hands regularly
Wash your hands with soap and water, then dry them thoroughly
Use alcohol-based hand rub if you don’t have immediate access to soap and water.
Courtesy of Kimberly-Clark Professional