Hand Washing and Flu Season
Do you have proper hand washing techniques? Keeping hands clean is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs, bacteria and to protect yourself from becoming infected with the flu. A study conducted by Michigan State University indicated that about 5 percent of people properly washed their hands long enough to eliminate infection-causing germs. Here are a few tip that you can follow to make sure that you have the proper hand washing techniques.
- Pre-wet your hands with clean water, turn off, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together. Make sure to lather the backside of your hands, in between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
- Rinse your hands under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry.
Hand sanitizers can also be used if soap and water are not available. Hand sanitizers are most effective when hands are not visibly dirty. Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces can also help reduce the spread of germs and bacteria.
For a listing of Multi-Clean hand soaps or sanitizers, please visit Multi-Clean’s Skin Care webpage.
For a listing of Multi-Clean liquid disinfectants or disinfecting wipes, please visit Multi-Clean’s Disinfectant webpage.