Why women win competitive handwashing events
Are women better hand washers? No. Do women have cleaner hands? Yes, provided they lose the hand-bling and the artificial nails.
Handwashing For Life has witnessed and judged thousands of handwashes under competitive conditions. The contest is known best as the Handwashing Olympics. GlitterBug UV lotion is applied to hands and washed off. A UV light illuminates missed spots and areas. The results are noted using the ProGrade scorecard.
A battle of the sexes is an entertaining application of the contest as it visually and personally engages the competitors. If you are a betting person, put your money on the woman. Why do women win? The answer starts the night before the contest as many women have a nighttime ritual of applying hand creams to restore lost moisture and avoid cracked skin.
Women have easier to clean hands by virtue of their skin condition. Visible and invisible contaminants are easily washed away. A crack-free hand offers pathogens no place to hide.
For people consistently scoring less than 80% on the ProGrade chart, try restoring skin moisture with a quality lotion and retest in one week. One of the best ways hands can be maintained in the easy-clean range is to incorporate a professional skin conditioner into the workplace routine. http://gojo.com/en/Product/8745-D1
The Easy-Clean Hands are more likely to be ServeReady®Hands.