How many times have you touched only one single paper towel on the roll? It’s not impossible. But a perforated paper towel roll in breakrooms or restrooms can lead to spreading germs. Also, a study found only 12 percent of people wash their hands before eating. So your lunch may not be safe after touching common surfaces in the breakroom. Encourage everyone to wash their hands often and have a proper hand drying system available. This blog explores three things you should know when evaluating the hygienic experience in your office.
Washing Hands Effectively Takes Time
Are you in a fast-paced office environment? Then slowing down in the restroom or breakroom to wash hands effectively may be unlikely. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends washing your hands through the duration of singing the happy birthday song twice. If one washes ineffectively, germs could spread to faucets, paper towel rolls, door handles, microwave buttons and more. Encouraging everyone to slow down to wash their hands and having a proper hand drying system available will help you have a more hygienic office environment.
High Fives and Hand Shakes Should Be Safe
In a workplace where people give high fives or shake hands, having a high amount of people with clean hands helps keep a hygienic office environment. Have you ever used an air hand dryer and still leave the restroom with damp hands? Using a touch free paper towel dispenser such as the Kimberly Clark MOD SlimRoll Touch Free Electronic system helps more people leave the restroom with dry hands instead of unwanted bacteria. A touch free enclosed dispenser is more sanitary versus exposed perforated paper towel rolls. Additionally, a touch free towel dispenser such as the Kimberly Clark MOD SlimRoll Touch Free Electronic system helps up to 300 people dry their hands which is three times more than folded paper towels.
Be Sustainable with EcoLogo
The preferred towels for the Kimberly Clark MOD SlimRoll Touch-Free Electronic system are EcoLogo certified designed for reduced environmental impact. The through-air-drying designed towels are absorbent. Structured for one towel to suffice and get the best hand-drying job done. Additionally, the one-at-a-time dispensing feature controls the number of towels dispensed. The Kimberly Clark MOD SlimRoll Touch-Free Electronic system is 99.9 percent jam-free and ensures staff does not miss an opportunity to dry their hands. This system helps minimize the risk of cross contamination and helps keep a hygienic office environment. Additionally, 100 percent of paper towels are compostable and towel packaging is recyclable. Remember taking the extra step to compost or recycle is impactful.
Keep a hygienic environment by encouraging people to wash their hands often. Then use a a touch free paper towel dispenser to help you be sustainable and hygienic. Learn more about our facility site surveys to get more recommendations for keeping your workplace healthy and safe.
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