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How Important Is Hand-Washing in the Workplace?

'Have U Washed Your Hands 2 Day%3F'Did you know that 1 out of 3 people do not wash their hands after using a public rest room?

According to a survey conducted by the American Society for Microbiology and shared by Penn College’s Human Resources Office observations reveal that substantially fewer people actually wash up than claimed in a telephone survey to do so.

Employees can help decrease the spread of germs and disease within the workplace by following these simple hand-washing techniques:

  • Thoroughly wash the hands and exposed portions of the arms
  • Use warm water and lather up with soap
  • Vigorously rub the fingers, hands and arms for at least 20 seconds
  • Scrub the areas around and under the fingernails and between the fingers
  • Rinse with clean water and dry with paper towels

More information is available online at the number of public-health Web sites, as well as here.

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