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Hand washing is an essential safety procedure after handling food or chemicals to prevent the spread of bacteria and chemicals, and to protect employees from exposure to harmful substances. Here is a safety procedure that can help employees understand and follow proper hand washing procedures:

  1. Wet hands: Employees should wet their hands with warm water, ensuring that the water is at a comfortable temperature.
  2. Apply soap: Employees should apply soap to their hands, making sure to cover all areas, including the backs of their hands, between their fingers, and under their nails.
  3. Rub hands together: Employees should rub their hands together for at least 20 seconds, using friction to remove dirt, bacteria, and chemicals.
  4. Rinse hands: Employees should rinse their hands thoroughly under running water, making sure to remove all soap and residue.
  5. Dry hands: Employees should dry their hands thoroughly with a clean towel or air dryer, ensuring that their hands are completely dry.
  6. Use hand sanitizers: Employees can also use hand sanitizers when hand washing facilities are not available, making sure to use enough sanitizer to cover all areas of their hands.
  7. Wear gloves: Employees should wear gloves when handling food or chemicals, and should wash their hands before and after wearing gloves.
  8. Dispose of gloves: Employees should dispose of gloves after use, making sure to follow proper disposal procedures for contaminated gloves.
  9. Avoid touching face: Employees should avoid touching their face, mouth, or eyes after handling food or chemicals, to prevent the spread of bacteria or chemicals to their body.

By following this safety procedure, employees can ensure proper hand washing procedures are followed after handling food or chemicals, and prevent the spread of harmful bacteria and chemicals in the workplace. Wetting hands, applying soap, rubbing hands together, rinsing hands, drying hands, using hand sanitizers, wearing gloves, disposing of gloves, and avoiding touching the face are all important steps to ensure hand hygiene and promote safety in the workplace.


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