Hand Washing

How often should I wash my hands?
Wash you hands as described below before you begin work and after performing any of these activities:
  • Changing disposable gloves
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Eating
  • Handling raw foods
  • Handling soiled items or scraping tableware
  • Handling trash
  • Smoking
  • Touching your hair, face or body
  • Using the toilet
Hand Washing Guide
The staff at your event needs to be thoroughly instructed on how to properly wash their hands. The following is a guide for you to use in this training.
  1. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Antibacterial lotions do not work on dirty hands, nor do they kill viruses.
  2. Rub your hands together as you wash. The friction helps loosen the germs.
  3. Rise with clean water to wash away the germs.
  4. Dry your hands with a paper towel. Cloth towels can spread germs from one person to the next.
  5. Turn off the water using a paper towel instead of your clean hands.