For you to assume that your employees or fellow workers understand the necessity of hand washing and surface cleaning is a mistake. You have to teach them! People require instructions that include an organized effort to teach personal hygiene. Two-thirds of all food borne illness is transferred by the hands. Recent statistics show that millions of illnesses and thousands of deaths that are attributed to pathogens could be controlled by proper hygiene. The Center for Disease Control reports that at least 100,000 Americans alone die annually from hospital acquired infections, primarily staph, and that much of it could be prevented with proper handwashing by health care workers. You should not assume that your staff’s sanitary standards are the same as yours. Signs stating that “Employees Must Wash Their Hands Before Returning to Work” are simply not enough. Protect yourself, your employees, your clients, your reputation and livelihood.
Don’t trust your future to uninformed people with unwashed hands!