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Suggested Pdf Resources

Handwashing Fact Sheet2.cdr
Clean Hands Save Lives! It is best to wash your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds.
WASH HANDS WHEN VISIBLY SOILED! OTHERWISE, USE
WASH HANDS WHEN VISIBLY SOILED! OTHERWISE, USE HANDRUB. How to Handwash?
THE HANDWASHING HANDBOOK
Handwashing with Soap: The Most Effective Vaccine Against Childhood Infections?
Global Handwashing Day 15 October
This Planner's Guide is designed to ensure that you have the materials you need to make Global Handwashing Day a success!
What's the simplest way to protect yourself from colds? flu? hepatitis

Suggested News Resources

State health inspections for Aug. 28
Paper towel dispenser empty at the handwash sink in the counter area. -- Ice observed in the handwash sink in the counter area, indicating uses other than handwashing.
Hand washing could improve school attendance
August 26, 2011 (WLS) -- ''Wash your hands'' has been mothers' battle cry for generations. A new study gives moms some added ammunition. Keeping a child's hands clean may help keep that child in school.
Food inspections
No soap and paper towels at handwashing sink in bathroom. Employee eating in food preparation area. Food items on preparation table at unapproved temperatures.
VIHA works to reduce poor hand-washing audit scores
Health authority officials are contributing to a provincial hand hygiene working group to develop guidelines and standards for hand washing. VIHA has compared its results to Ontario, which has a compliance rate of 77.
Richmond County food violations less dangerous
But Wishard was more concerned with the tiny hand-washing sink nestled next to the counter of mayonnaise and egg-based foods. He was conducting an informal food service inspection.

Suggested Web Resources

CDC - Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives
Jul 25, 2011 Education and information about handwashing and hand hygiene.
CDC Features - Wash Your Hands
Hand washing: Do's and don'ts - MayoClinic.com
Hand washing — Done properly, hand washing is a simple way to avoid getting sick.
Hand washing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hand Washing
Did you know that the most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands?

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