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Building an Effective Hand Hygiene Program

The top 3 tips to develop an effective hand hygiene program


Proper hand hygiene plays a critical role in limiting the spread of viruses and bacteria. With facilities beginning to reopen, having the right hand hygiene products and systems can help employees and customers feel safe in your facility. Here are our top three tips to help get your facility re-open ready:


1. Identify High-Touch Points

High-touch points are surfaces or shared objects that are used or touched frequently, such as meeting room tables, door handles and shared equipment. Placing hand sanitizer dispensers and surface disinfectants near these areas can help decrease the spread of germs and bacteria.


2. Educate Employees on Proper Hand Hygiene Practices

Did you know up to 95% of people wash their hands incorrectly or not at all? Set your facility up for success by equipping your employees with the knowledge and tools needed to keep their hands clean and healthy. Remind your customers and employees to practice proper hand hygiene with our Healthy Workplace Communications Kit! Download yours today for step-by-step instructions on how to wash and sanitize hands effectively.


3. Stock Trusted Products

Keeping trusted and effective hand hygiene products stocked is essential to developing a successful hand hygiene program. PURELL® hand soap and sanitizing products kill bacteria while being soft on hands to keep skin healthy and reduce the spread of germs and bacteria.

When surveyed, eight out of 10 key decision-makers said they trust the PURELL® brand.1  For more information about how PURELL® can help you reopen with confidence, check out these product recommendations.*


*Please contact us if you require a more accessible version of this document and we would be happy to provide it.


1. PURELL Brand Research 2020 #006-090, Hall and Partners, January 2021.



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