Hand Hygiene at Work

Hand hygiene is an easy, affordable, and effective way to prevent the spread of germs and keep employees healthy. Promoting clean hands within your workforce—whether your employees work in a classroom, in a retail store, in an office, at home, or any other setting—can improve the health of your employees, customers, workplace, and even your community.

Hand Hygiene Benefits Everyone’s Health

Woman using hand sanitizer gel

Germs can spread quickly. Hand hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent employees from getting sick and spreading germs to others in the workplace. Sick employees are less productive even when they come to work, and they can spread their illness to others. Promoting clean hands in the workplace can also result in employees using fewer sick days.

Employees who make hand hygiene part of their routine also prevent spreading illness to their families at home and set an example for their loved ones to follow. Employees with healthy family members spend less time away from work taking care of their sick loved ones.


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