National Handwashing Awareness Week is from December 1 – 7! The purpose of this observance is to educate the public on the importance of good hand hygiene and proper cleansing techniques. Keeping your hands clean is one of the best things you can do for your personal health, the health of others, and the health of your business. Washing your hands regularly helps prevent the spread of bacteria, germs and viruses.
Handwashing has always been crucial, but it has taken on more importance since the onset of COVID-19. As young as 2 years old, we are taught how to wash our hands, but it never hurts to refresh on best practices. Here are the 5 steps to get clean hands according to the CDC:
Maybe your go-to 20 second song is the standard “Happy Birthday” or your favorite throwback (i.e. The Backstreet Boys’ “I Want it That Way”). Perhaps you came up with your own tune like preschool director Annely Carver’s “Corona Rap”). If you are in need of a handwashing playlist, here are 20 songs with a chorus that is a minimum of 20 seconds.
Key instances for when you should be washing your hands, according to the CDC:
With workflow automation tools like Squadle’s customizable digital checklists, your business can hold staff accountable with specific hand washing reminders that alert staff to wash their hands. Handwashing is not only imperative on a personal level but also from a business standpoint, especially in the food industry. Prevent the spread of sickness at your restaurant, grocery, or c-store by encouraging proper handwashing among employees and guests. Squadle created an aesthetically pleasing yet informative handwashing poster–free for you to download and post around your business. Click here to download your free printable poster today!
In Squadle’s Ultimate Guide to Digital Food Safety, you can learn more about how to prioritize food safety and efficiency.