Hand Hygiene Throughout the Day

Have you considered your hand hygiene throughout your day? With nearly 95% of adults not washing long enough to thoroughly clean the bacteria and germs from their hands, being aware of the many surfaces and objects that are touched in a day can encourage better hygienic behavior among customers and employees.

Common Objects and Surfaces Touched Throughout the Day

  • Car Steering Wheel
  • Handles on Public Transit
  • Elevator Buttons
  • ID Badge
  • Surface on Your Mobile
  • Desktop Stationary
  • Computer Keyboard
  • Wallet and Contents
  • Supermarket Cart
  • Gym Equipment

These easy-to-follow 12-steps will teach you all you need to make sure your hands are clean.


12 Steps for Proper Hand Washing
Total time: 60 seconds

  1. Wet hands with water.
  2. Apply enough soap to cover all hand surfaces.
  3. Rub hands palm to palm.
  4. Right palm over left dorsum with interlaced fingers and vice versa.
  5. Palm to palm with fingers interlaced.
  6. Backs of fingers to opposing palms with fingers interlocked.
  7. Rotational rubbing of left thumb clasped in right palm and vice versa.
  8. Rotational rubbing, backwards and forwards with clasped fingers of right hand in left palm and vice versa.
  9. Rinse hands with water.
  10. Dry thoroughly with a single-use towel.
  11. Use towel to turn off faucet.
  12. Your hands are now safe.

Additional Tips:

Clean your hands regularly

Wash your hands with soap and water, then dry them thoroughly

Use alcohol-based hand rub if you don’t have immediate access to soap and water.

Courtesy of Kimberly-Clark Professional