Handwashing for Life

Overcoming Underwashing

Educate, Train & Motivate for Lasting Solution

 “What's in it for me?” is a question asked by the majority of food workers, in many individual languages. Before they can be held accountable as a foodservice professional, they need to know:

  • WHY they must wash their hands,

  • WHEN to wash their hands and

  • HOW to wash their hands...fast and effectively.

The Handwashingforlife website offers operators and food service workers an effective means of learning about the dangers of food borne illness, the importance of good hand hygiene and the why, when and how of hand washing best practices.

The motivation tool is education. Knowledge is the doorway to commitment. Add convenience and a performance tracking process and good hand washing becomes a realistic goal. A significant reduction in risk is achievable.

The Handwashingforlife® “Hands-On” Program is based on this theory. In 5 easy, sequential steps food service managers can insure they are gaining and creating the knowledge to take their operations to a lower risk environment. The HandsOn System

Leaders in training: Companies and individuals committed to improving their hand hygiene performance will find the Resource Center and Learning Center of this website rich in materials for their use. Visit Resources.

Leadership Company

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HandsOn™ System

HandsOn System

5 steps to convert underwashing to under control. Set and track your risk-based ServeReady® Hands and TouchReady® Surface standards.

SaniTwice® for Catered Events

SaniTwice for Catered Events

Uncompromised hand cleanliness for those serving food at venues without running water.

Teaching Videos

Teaching Videos

Globally recognized for their ease of use in any language. Available in DVD and MP4 file download.

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