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The Importance of Proper Hand Hygiene: Hand Sanitizing
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
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The Importance of Proper Hand Hygiene: Hand Sanitizing

On any given day in your business, employees and customers touch numerous surfaces accumulating germs on their hands. When they enter a building, they’re touching multiple door handles, pushing elevator buttons, shaking hands, etc. Additionally, they may cough or sneeze, adding to the collection of germs on their hands. We understand that soap and water aren’t always accessible, so sanitizing is the next best line of defense. 

Sanitizing your hands is a convenient and effective way to kill certain germs that have accumulated on your hands. According to a study conducted by the University of Michigan, four out of five germs that cause disease and illness are spread by our hands (Medicine, 2020). WOW! This demonstrates that while we can’t see germs, we are invisibly transferring sickness via our hands.

Having hand sanitizer around your business encourages healthy hand hygiene for both employees and customers alike. Neutron has options for hand sanitizers that can become part of your hand care regiment in the workplace. Our Clean Skin Waterless Alcohol Hand Sanitizers and NI Defense Alcohol Sanitary Wipes offer convenient sanitizing solutions to keep employees and customers healthy. 

Handwashing with soap and water or using hand sanitizer are effective ways to prevent the spread of illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control, CDC, the main difference between handwashing and hand sanitizing is that soap and water work together to remove all types of germs from hands, while sanitizer acts by killing certain germs on the skin (C.D.C., 2021). This means that sanitizer kills certain germs and is a great solution to minimize risk until you’re able to wash your hands.

 

Hand Sanitizer in the Food Service Industry

Restaurants and other foodservice establishments have specific hand hygiene guidelines that must be followed to minimize the spread of germs and diseases from employees to customers. During any given day, employees will be handling food even if it’s not their primary responsibility. Therefore, hand hygiene must be a top priority in the industry to ensure a healthy environment at all times.

Cross-contamination is a major concern when it comes to food products. Because of this, the industry has strict protocols that require employees to wash and sanitize their hands often. Food establishments should have several hand sanitizer stations placed strategically throughout their facility to promote proper hand hygiene. When employees follow these procedures, they are minimizing the risk of contamination.

 

What Have We Learned? -- Our Solution

It should not take a pandemic for us to have hand sanitizer strategically placed throughout our facilities. But if the pandemic has taught us anything, it is the importance of good hand hygiene to minimize the risk of spreading germs. In our everyday lives, there is room to improve proper hand hygiene. As a business, this is key to keeping your doors open. Depending on your industry or application, Neutron has convenient hand sanitizing solutions to keep this easy and top of mind. Choose from our Clean Skin Waterless Alcohol Hand Sanitizers or our NI Defense Alcohol Sanitary Wipes

Clean Skin Waterless Alcohol Hand Sanitizers

Our Clean Skin Waterless Alcohol Hand Sanitizers are a great option! This product kills 99.99% of common germs within 15 seconds and contains 62% ethyl alcohol. The CDC recommends using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to kill germs and pathogens. These sanitizers pack a powerful punch to germs without drying out your hands because they are formulated with aloe. Clean Skin Waterless Alcohol Hand Sanitizers are available in a 4oz personal use bottle and a foaming tabletop dispenser.

  • Clean Skin Foaming Waterless Alcohol Hand Sanitizer in a tabletop dispenser is great to place in high traffic areas such as lobbies, nurses’ stations, etc. Using a tabletop pump allows for a controlled amount to be distributed to each user and helps to eliminate the waste of the product. 

NI Defense Alcohol Sanitary Wipes

Neutron’s NI Defense Alcohol Sanitary Wipes are another fantastic option to use for sanitizing hands! These hand sanitizing wipes contain 70% isopropyl alcohol that kills harmful bacteria and germs to provide antiseptic cleansing quickly and easily. NI Defense Alcohol Wipes provide a mess-free way to sanitize your hands effectively. To use, rub the wipe between your hands for 30 seconds and let air dry. Place this container on your desk, in hallways, entryways, reception desks for employees and customers to conveniently grab and use.

Proper hand hygiene is important in the workplace to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. When you’re unable to wash your hands, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer is the best course of action. Having sanitizer strategically located throughout your business for employees and customers to use will promote proper hand hygiene. Neutron’s hand sanitizer options provide quick and convenient solutions to keep your business functioning like the well-oiled machine you designed. To ensure you have the proper hand care products available at your business, order directly on our website, or call 866-529-1559 to speak with a product expert.

 

 

 

 

Sources: 

 C. D. C. (2021, August 10). Hand Sanitizer Use Out and About. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/hand-sanitizer-use.html.

Medicine, M. (2020). Hand Hygiene. University of Michigan Health System. Retrieved November 22, 2021, from http://www.med.umich.edu/ice/info.html.