As Foghorn Leghorn would say, “Now hold on, I say hold on a minute. You mean we should all wash our hands, and use a hand sanitizer before AND after we eat? Why son, I say why?”
According to an “infection preventionist” in Ohio (a new category of people like me who truly want better hand hygiene) we need to be cautious about what we handle and how we sanitize our hands before we touch things, and subsequently as well.
The science comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention near Atlanta.
Before we eat, we want our hands to be as germ-free as achievable, so why not afterward as well?
The same logic applies to doing other everyday things, like feeding an infant or elderly person, putting in or taking out contact lenses and even going to the restroom.
Yes, I wash my hands before I use a men’s room. I head for the sink first, then do my thing, and wash them again when done.
Washing hands and using an alcohol-free hand sanitizer like safeHands® makes a lot of sense after touching a garbage bag, changing a diaper or touching raw meat and poultry products.
I have a sick feeling there are still people who only cleanse their hands if they can SEE certain “materials” on their paws.
If you work at a restaurant and toil with food products like vegetables and meat, you (hopefully) clean your hands before AND after coming in contact.
If you touch coins or paper currency and don’t wash your hands and then touch food, you will make me speak up. Food workers, Lord HELP you if I see you in a restaurant lavatory and you don’t wash your hands before you leave. Read this little article and you’ll surely get what I mean.
As a customer, I have gotten food workers FIRED for touching garbage, and then touching food, having not even given a second thought about washing their hands.
These things must be discussed by food managers before any of their employees touch food.
The same thing applies to health care service employees at hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities or even a doctor’s office.
Write to me and tell me some of the things you’ve spotted at a food establishment, hospital or anywhere people touch things where they certainly should have cleaned their hands thoroughly before and after.
Email me here: BigJaySorensen@gmail.com. I’ll mention your story in my next blog.
Anyone who comes in contact with the public or even just family members should be vigilant about washing hands and using an alcohol-free hand sanitizer like safeHands® that kills 99.99 % of germs, just like those toxic skin-drying alcohol products that can also be combustible.
I even use safeHands® after I shake someone’s hand; I don’t know where your hand has been before you grabbed mine.
Plus, if you went through what I did (nearly dying several times) after contracting MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) at a hospital, you’d do the same.
If we can prevent just one person a day from contracting some kind of infectious disease, my mission will be a success; hand washing combined with using the non-toxic/non combustible formula that comes from safeHands®.
You can order safeHands here: http://www.safehands.com/shop/
Protect you and your family.
Spread the word, not the germs.