SAFETY TIP TUESDAY- NCESD

Provided by the North Central ESD Workers Compensation Trust

HOW OFTEN DO YOU WASH YOUR HANDS DURING THE DAY?

Is it often enough to stay healthy? Washing your hands is one of the most effective things you can do to stay healthy and stop the spread of disease, including the common cold and flu.

When should you wash your hands?

* Before, during, and after preparing food.

* Before eating.

* Before and after taking care of someone who is sick or treating a wound.

* After:

  • Using the toilet, changing a diaper or helping a child in the restroom.
  • Blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Handling garbage.
  • Touching animals/pets, their food/treats, and animal waste.

HOW SHOULD YOU WASH YOUR HANDS?

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold).
  • Apply soap and thoroughly lather your hands. Don’t forget the back of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song, from beginning to end, twice.
  • Rinse your hands under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands with a clean towel or air dry them.
  • Turn off the water using the towel.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL HAND WASHING AWARENESS WEEK

December 7 – 13, 2014

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