How It Works: Cleaning Hands with Hand Sanitizer

27 Oct.,2022


Hand Sanitizer

Hand Sanitizer

Download PDF version formatted for print: How It Works: Cleaning Hands with Waterless Hand Sanitizer (PDF)

Components to cleaning hands with waterless hand sanitizers (also known as handrubs), the proper technique, and how hand sanitizers work.

“Hand Washing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection”


Hand Hygiene Print Materials
Signs, posters, brochures, manuals, curricula, and other hand hygiene materials that you can print and use.

Don't Forget to Wash Poster
This simple poster (available in two color options) shows six simple steps to washing hands.

Note:If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer. Wash your hands with soap and water when your hands are visibly soiled.

Food handlers in restaurants, schools, delis and grocery stores must wash their hands with soap and water before applying hand sanitizers. [Minn Rules Chap. 4626.0070 - 4626.0085] See Hand Hygiene for Food Handlers for more information.

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