Hand Washing

From handrails and doorknobs to phones and computers, there are a multitude of surfaces that we touch every single day. Think of your hands as the front line against the likes of dirt, germs, and bacteria. This is why it’s so important to wash them often—and well!

Simple Steps for Washing Your Hands

STEP 1

Wet your hands and wrists with clean, running water (warm or cold).

STEP 2

Turn off the tap, and apply hand soap.

STEP 3

Lather up by rubbing your hands together with the soap. Be sure to get the backs, wrists, between your fingers, and under your nails.

STEP 4

Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.

STEP 5

Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

STEP 6

Dry your hands using a clean towel or by air-drying them.

Hand Washing