Why is hand washing important?
Remove dirt and germs
Prevent the spread of disease
It’s required, by law, in all service industries (food,
retail, schools, etc.)
When should you wash your
Before you eat
After using the restroom
After sneezing, blowing your nose or coughing in your
Before handling food
After any activity that will make your hands dirty
Step 1: Wet Your Hands
Warm water is best if it is available
Step 5: Dry Hands
Pat hands dry with paper towel
Now that your hands are clean…
Be sure to turn off the water with the paper towel so
you don’t contaminate your hands again.
If you have to pull a door open to leave a restroom, use
the paper towel on the door handle.
Throw your paper towel away.
What if no soap and water are
You can use a hand sanitizer or alcohol rub.
The most effective sanitizers have 75 to 95% alcohol.
Everyone Appreciates Clean Hands
Just follow these simple steps for clean hands
Your co-workers, friends, and family will appreciate it
You are on your way to a healthier work place and a
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