Handwashing and PPE in Review

In Review

  • PPE stands for Personal Protective Equipment.
  • PPE keeps you safe from getting germs and hazardous cleaning products and others safe from getting your germs.
  • Check with your local health department or office for current recommendations on what PPE to use.
  • Wash your hands using the following method: Wet, Lather, Scrub for 20 seconds, Rinse, Dry using a clean towel.
  • Gloves should be worn during cleaning and changed between dirty and clean tasks.
  • Gloves need to be removed following the specified procedure and disposed of in a plastic bag.
  • Masks, Eye Protection, Gowns and Booties are all part of PPE and should be worn while in the unit.
  • Use best practices at home to reduce the risk of bringing germs to work.