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Hand washing Toolbox Talk

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This meeting covers CDC and OSHA guidelines for proper hand washing techniques.

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Hand washing Toolbox Talk
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1. Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread because of infrequent or improper hand washing, as per the CDC cleaning hands in a thorough manner will help prevent the spread of germs.

2. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap and apply soap.

3. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.

4. Scrub your handsfor at least 20 seconds.

5. Rinse your hands well under running water. Do not use a basin of water to rinse your hands.

6. Dry you hands using a clean towel or air day them.

7. Remember to wash hands before during, after preparing food and before eating food. Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomitting or diaherra. Before and after treating a cut or wound. After using the toilet, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing or after touching waste.

8. In the event you do not have access to running water and soap use an alcohol based solution (up to 70%) to sanitize hands.

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