Think of how many things you touch in your everyday life. Your hands can pick up bacteria and viruses that can cause infections, such as colds and influenza. Doorknobs might quickly come to mind but also light switches, electronic devices, and remote controls, are all surfaces where you can pick up germs (bacteria and viruses). Germs can get into your eyes, mouth and nose and can make you sick.
Your hands play an important role in the spread of germs that cause illness. Washing your hands is the single most important way to keep yourself healthy. There are two methods to kill or remove germs on your hands:
Everyone can work together to prevent the spread of illness. In addition to washing your hands to prevent the spread of illness, you can:
Handwashing presentations are available for facilities and can be scheduled by contacting the duty inspector at 705-267-1181 or toll free at 800-461-1818. The inspection department can also be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.