Hand Hygiene
Useful Information from Those Who Know.

Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) agree that promoting – and practicing – good hand hygiene is an incredibly effective way to wash away or eliminate germs that may cause illness. Providing hand soap and sanitizer is an easy way to improve hand hygiene in your facility, and PURELL® products show you’re doing everything you can to protect guests, customers, and employees.

We've compiled these best practices to help you equip your facility with a hand hygiene program that’s effective and easy to follow. You’ll find what you need to get the most from your hand hygiene program.

Placement is Key

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently recommended that facilities place hand hygiene products at all entrances and exits. Taking it one step further with a well-placed bottle, stand, or dispenser will remind everyone to practice good hand hygiene and can significantly increase the likelihood that people will sanitize their hands.

For more ways to maximize your hand hygiene program, check out our Product Placement section.

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Create a Culture of Hand Hygiene

Along with proper placement of soap and sanitizer, it’s important to reinforce good hand hygiene practices throughout your facility. Sharing best practices, helpful tips on when and how often to wash and sanitize, and the proper techniques can help inspire staff and customers, and help you run a clean, high-quality facility.

Back to Basics

The CDC recommends handwashing with soap and water when hands are visibly soiled or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.


When to Wash and Sanitize

Placing soap and sanitizer in prominent locations will remind everyone to practice good hand hygiene. In addition, sharing best practices can also help inspire staff and customers to wash and sanitize at the right times.


Myth vs. Truth: Hand Hygiene Myths

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Tools to Use in Your Facility

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