By Christina Peterson Gianunzio
Why is hand washing important?
 Remove dirt and germs
 Prevent the spread of disease
 It’s required, by law, in all ser...
When should you wash your
hands?
 Before you eat
 After using the restroom
 After sneezing, blowing your nose or coughi...
Step 1: Wet Your Hands
 Warm water is best if it is available
Step 2: Get Soap
 Any kind of soap will work
Step 3: Scrub Hands for 20 seconds
 1-1000, 2-1000, 3-1000,…….
 If working with children, have them sing the ABC’s
Step 4: Rinse Hands for 10 seconds
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 ag...
What if no soap and water are
available?
 You can use a hand sanitizer or alcohol rub.
 The most effective sanitizers ha...
Everyone Appreciates Clean Hands
 Just follow these simple steps for clean hands
 Your co-workers, friends, and family w...
Sources
 Alcohol Rub. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
Accessed October 5, 2008.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_sanit...
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Proper hand washing

  1. 1. By Christina Peterson Gianunzio
  2. 2. 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.)
  3. 3. When should you wash your hands?  Before you eat  After using the restroom  After sneezing, blowing your nose or coughing in your hands  Before handling food  After any activity that will make your hands dirty
  4. 4. Step 1: Wet Your Hands  Warm water is best if it is available
  5. 5. Step 2: Get Soap  Any kind of soap will work
  6. 6. Step 3: Scrub Hands for 20 seconds  1-1000, 2-1000, 3-1000,…….  If working with children, have them sing the ABC’s
  7. 7. Step 4: Rinse Hands for 10 seconds
  8. 8. Step 5: Dry Hands  Pat hands dry with paper towel
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. What if no soap and water are available?  You can use a hand sanitizer or alcohol rub.  The most effective sanitizers have 75 to 95% alcohol.
  11. 11. 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 healthier you!
  12. 12. Sources  Alcohol Rub. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Accessed October 5, 2008. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_sanitizer  Fight Germs and Wash Hands Properly. The Lung Association. Accessed October 5, 2008. http://www.lung.ca/protect-protegez/germs- microbes_e.php

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