Stop the spread of germs that make you and others sick: wash your hands
Handwashing How To Poster
Download printable full color poster with the 6 steps to clean hands.
- Why should I wash my hands?
- Proper hand hygiene may eliminate nearly half of all cases of foodborne illness and significantly reduce the spread of the common cold and flu.
- Hands are the most exposed part of the body to germs.
- Touching the eyes, mouth, nose or food can transfer the germs into the body.
- Washing with soap and water
- Wet hands with warm running water.
- Add soap.
- Wash hands by rubbing for 20 seconds.
- Wash all surfaces of hands and wrists.
- Rinse under warm running water.
- Dry vigorously with paper towel or clean cloth towel.
- Turn off faucet with towel and open door with towel.
- Cleaning with hand sanitizers
- Apply a dime sized ammount of handrub gel to the palm of one hand or use a alcohol-based handrub wipe.
- Rub hands together covering all surfaces of hands and fingers.
- Rub until handrub is absorbed.
- How can I stay healthy?
- Clean your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick, if possible.
- Get vaccinated!