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Every Day Is A Good Day To Wash Your Hands

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/6/17 9:00 AM / by Morgan Bedford posted in Hand Washing

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Believe it or not, handwashing saves lives. Since 2008, Global Handwashing Day has been celebrated annually on October 15 worldwide, encouraging children, teachers, and families to get involved, support a culture of handwashing with soap, and raise awareness about the benefits.
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Hand Washing Is Not Equally Available For All

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/10/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Hand Washing, Hand Hygiene

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Handwashing prevents childhood illness, but most families in low-income countries lack soap at home.

Inequity is evident globally, with less than 1 percent of households in Ethiopia and 96.4 percent in Serbia having access to soap and water for handwashing, study finds

Washing with soap and water is second nature for many. But in many other places around the world, handwashing with soap is rare.

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4 Problems Employees Face With Hand Hygiene Compliance

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/27/17 8:30 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Hand Washing

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Washing our hands is one of the simplest tasks we can complete on a daily basis. There seems to be much bigger fish to fry when we are on the job or at home. What many do not realize is that there can be very minute hindrances to complete compliance with hand hygiene that causes problems in any field. Here are four problems that exist that need to be rectified if this is happening in your facility.

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Are You Cleaning Your Hands The Right Way?

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/2/16 4:24 PM / by Jill Tilton posted in Hand Washing, WHO, CDC, Hand Sanitizer

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Probably not!

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you have been washing your hands wrong for your entire life. Hard to believe, but it’s true. Think back to when you were taught how to wash your hands. Go ahead we’ll wait…

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