Hand Washing 101: Why Is Hand Hygiene Important to Office Cleaning?

Hand Washing 101: Why Is Hand Hygiene Important to Office Cleaning?In honor of the World Health Organization’s hand hygiene campaign, we are spreading the word that, in addition to office cleaning, handwashing is an important part of your commercial cleaning program. To promote good hand hygiene in your own office or facility, download a free handwashing poster below.

Why is hand washing so important to office cleaning? Good hand hygiene is the first line of defense against infection, germs, and disease in every setting, from your home and workplace to child care facilities and hospitals. In commercial cleaning, hand hygiene is an important part of maintaining a healthy workplace.

When people come into contact with germs, whether through hand-to-hand contact or contaminated surfaces, they can infect themselves simply by touching their eyes, nose, or mouth. They can also spread germs by touching other objects or shaking hands.

Because proper hand washing drastically reduces the number of germs on our hands, good hand hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of illnesses, from the common cold to more serious illnesses such as flu, meningitis, bronchiolitis, hepatitis A, and most types of infectious diarrhea.

In fact, handwashing is so critical to health that the World Health Organization has an annual hand hygiene campaign called SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands coming up on May 5th to raise global awareness of the importance of hand washing.

At Coverall, we know good hand hygiene is an integral part of office cleaning and creating a healthy workspace and establishing a hygienic barrier. Another way to reduce the spread of germs in your workplace is through a cleaning program that kills and removes germs, bacteria, mold spores, allergens, and a variety of other irritants, improving office cleanliness and air quality. The Coverall® Program provides a healthy clean while reducing the spread of illness-causing germs in offices, healthcare facilities, hospitals, day cares, and any number of other facilities.

In honor of the World Health Organization’s annual hand hygiene campaign, we are working to spread awareness that handwashing is an important part of your commercial cleaning program. To promote hand hygiene in your own office or facility, download a free handwashing poster here.

Find out more about the healthy clean the Coverall® Program can provide here.

Post Author: Coverall
Coverall is one of the largest franchisors of commercial cleaning business in the world with a global network of over 8,000 Franchised Business Owners servicing more than 40,000 customers.

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