Importance of washing your hands during the work day

Handwashing is an essential element in protecting health against microorganisms that cause different diseases. However, many of the workers are not aware that during the work day they are exposed to various contaminants that can seriously damage their health, if the hands are not washed at the indicated times and in the correct way.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that during work breaks, where the hand protection element is removed (if applicable), workers should avoid contact with their hands to the eyes, nose and mouth, without previously having washed their hands because it can be harmful to health. Hand washing is an essential procedure for the prevention of occupational hazards arising from exposures to chemical agents in all industries and sectors and should be constantly reminded by the safety committees.

The World Health Organization (WHO) shows the following infographics of proper handwashing: