A Guide to Proper Handwashing Techniques

  1. REMOVE rings, bracelets, and watch. WET hands and wrists in warm running water.
  2. APPLY liquid soap or clean bar soap. LATHER well.
  3. RUB hands vigorously for at least 10-15 seconds
  4. SCRUB fingertips, in between fingers, the back of hands and wrists.
  5. RINSE hands and wrists under running water.
  6. DRY hands well with clean cloth or paper towel

IF WASHING HANDS IN A PUBLIC RESTROOM, RINSE HANDS AND LEAVE THE TAP RUNNING. USE TOWEL TO TURN OFF FAUCET AFTER DRYING HANDS. 

DISINFECTING WITH HAND SANITIZER

  1. APPLY sanitizer to open palm.
  2. RUB hands together, palm to palm. Spread evenly.
  3. Make sure to rub finger-tips, in between fingers, back of hands and wrists.
  4. Keep rubbing until hands are dry.

YOU SHOULD WASH YOUR HANDS

BEFORE AND AFTER

  • Eating
  • Preparing food

AFTER

  • Using the washroom
  • Handling garbage
  • Being around sick people
  • Hauling cable
  • Touching animals, toxic chemicals, or anything that has been on the ground

REMEMBER to COUGH and SNEEZE

INTO THE CORNER OF YOUR ARM…NOT YOUR HANDS.

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