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Hand Hygiene 1-2-3 Wash, Dry and Sanitize

Washing your hands properly is one of the best things you can do to help prevent and control the spread of many illnesses – and good hand hygiene is a key contributor to helping us all stay healthy. The CDC believes that handwashing is so important that they refer to it as a “do-it-yourself vaccine”!

Maintaining a healthy restroom experience is essential in combatting the spread of germs. As a facility manager, it’s vital to maintain a clean and healthy building environment using premium products, uninterrupted stock levels, and labor-saving solutions that include IOT smart technology.

These Simple Steps Go A Long Way Towards Staying Healthy.

WASH Wash hands with soap and clean water
DRY Dry hands with clean paper hand towels
SANITIZE Apply hand sanitizer


These Simple Steps Go A Long Way Towards Staying Healthy.

  1. Wash hands with soap and clean water
  2. Dry hands with clean paper hand towels
  3. Apply hand sanitizer

Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. It is best to wash your hands with soap and clean running water for 20 seconds.

Dry hands thoroughly, since wet hands can pick up and transfer more germs than dry hands. Avoid contact with contaminated surfaces such as sink, faucet handles, towel dispenser cranks or levers that can result in cross-contamination.

Alcohol-based instant hand sanitizer should be viewed as an addition to hand washing and drying. Hands must be clean and free of grease and grime for instant hand sanitizer to work properly. Instant hand sanitizer can be used if there is no visible soil to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

When Should You Wash Your Hands?

  • Before preparing or eating food
  • After going to the restroom
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has gone to the restroom
  • Before and after tending to someone who is sick
  • After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
  • After handling an animal or animal waste
  • After handling garbage
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound 

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Step 1: Choose a hand soap system that’s right for you. One out of every four refillable bulk soap dispensers is contaminated with unsafe levels of bacteria, leaving hands with twenty-five times more bacteria than before. As opposed to traditional bulk refill systems, touch-free sanitary sealed soap refill systems reduce cross-contamination and keep hands clean and healthy

Step 2: Touch-free hand towel dispensers are a critical aspect of maintaining a healthy restroom experience and vital in combatting the spread of germs and improving building occupant wellness. No-touch towel dispensers offer a number of features that will improve health, reduce waste and save you time and money. Having paper towels automatically dispense at the wave of a hand reduces the number of common touchpoints in a restroom, and adjustable paper length decreases excess product waste. Paper dispenser/receptacle combos can be placed near doors where the paper towel can also be used to open a door handle and then be immediately thrown away.

Step 3: Installing touch-free hand sanitizer dispensers immediately adjacent to the restroom door allows building occupants to instantly sanitize their hands to avoid “sharing” germs from touching anything else directly after washing their hands, especially if they need to touch a door handle to exit the restroom. PURELL® ES Hand Sanitizer Dispensers, America’s most trusted hand hygiene products that deliver the hand sanitizing products people feel confident about using. The PURELL ES4 manual dispensers offer familiar and worry-free performance, while the PURELL ES6 is a reliable touch-free option. And when you choose the PURELL ES8 dispensers, you’re also getting a revolutionary touch-free dispenser design that addresses the two most common service issues – empty dispensers and worn-out batteries.

WAXIE is ready to help build your custom Hand Hygiene System to fit your facility needs, fill out the form to get started!