It is widely accepted that there is a correct technique to good hand washing and separate studies from around the world show that good hand hygiene practices can reduce illness, sickness absence and the associated costs by up to 40%.
However, numerous studies continue to demonstrate that the correct procedure of hand washing is not adhered to.
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Improper Hand Washing
Whether in an office, food manufacturing plant or healthcare, it is not always possible to protect the skin against various germs and bacteria in the workplace. Therefore, cleaning and taking care of the hands is an important part of reducing the risk of harmful germs from spreading.
However, for any organisation, implementing and maintaining appropriate hand hygiene practices is a daily challenge as there are inconsistent hand hygiene habits across the population: