Yes, yes, we know. We get it. Wash your hands. We’ve all seen it. We’ve all heard it. But there are still so many people that may wash their hands, but aren’t washing enough or thoroughly. So we’ve compiled a hand washing poster with proper handwashing techniques since many people out there simply don’t know how to wash their hands.
But now, more than ever; proper hand washing is crucial to your health and the health of others. It’s one of the main things you can do to prevent the spread of germs, and diseases like Covid-19. So don’t skip on the handwashing, it could literally save your life.
But handwashing goes so much further than just washing your hands. You have to make sure that you are doing it for an adequate amount of time and you are covering all areas. So many people don’t spend enough time lathering and scrubbing or just miss key areas on their hands all together.
To start, it is recommended by the CDC to wash your hands for at least 20 minutes to kill most of the germs and bacteria. There are key areas on your palm, fingertips, nails, knuckles, the tops of the hands that need to be washed. Don’t forget to interlace your fingers to wash in between. Rinse and dry completely before applying hand sanitizer or wearing gloves.
It is recommended to wash your hands after touching common items or high-touch surfaces. If you work with people or food, hand touching is must before touching anything that someone else may use or touch. Encourage your friends, family, and coworkers to wash their hands regularly. You can also request better handwashing resources at your workplace. Hand Sanitizer is a good replacement if you are unable to wash your hands at the time.
Good habits take practice, the only way we’ll beat this thing is together!