6 Steps of Proper Hand Washing

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Hand Washing is as fast as singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Discussed below are the Step by Step Hand Washing Procedure which can help protect your health and other people around you.

1. Wet

  • Remove any jewelry.  Wet hands first with warm water.

2. Soap

  • Always use soap.

3. Lather

  • Lather hands well including above the wrists.

4. Wash

  • Work soap over all surfaces thoroughly including wrists, palms, back of hands between fingers and under fingernails.  Rub hands together for at least 15 to 20 seconds.

5. Rinse

  • Rinse hands thoroughly under running water.  Do not touch the side of the sink.

6. Dry

  • Dry hands completely.  Use a towel to turn off the water.


*** Health Department Official also recommend everybody to sing the “Happy Birthday” Song as a guide on how long a person must wash his/her hands.  Always remember that Hand Washing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of sickness. ***

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