We’ve all know that hand washing is an effective and easy to apply technique that can prevent the spread of communicable disease. Now let’s see when should we actually wash our hands.
According to Rhode Island Health Department, which adapted it from Massachusetts Department of health, there are several occasion where we must wash our hands. Those occasions are:
- When arriving at work
- After using the bathroom
- After smoking
- After sneezing
- After touching your hair, face, clothing
- After eating or drinking
- After taking off or before putting on a new pair of gloves
- Before handling food, especially ready-to-eat foods like salads and sandwiches
- After handling garbage
- After handling dirty equipment, dishes, or utensils
- After touching raw meats, poultry and fish
- Anytime you change tasks – go from one thing to another
As a blogger, I want to add one more thing to the list myself. Please wash your hands before and after you blogging. You see, your keyboard or mouse is a potential place for germs to hide. It’s not a common thing for someone who uses computer to clean the keyboard/mouse after using it. So everytime you made a contact with the keyboard/mouse, you can transfer germs from your hands to the keyboard or have the germs transferred into your hands. Even worse if you are a blogger that do not use your own/personal computer, then there might be a chance for you to get germs from other people hands.
Handwashing is a single most effective way to prevent communicable disease. So do it!
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