According to the US Green Building Council, the current cleaning prerequisite for LEED-EB calls for “development of strategies for promoting and improving hand hygiene, including both hand washing and the use of alcohol-based waterless hand sanitizers.” It is a natural fit to preparing for flu season, as well.
We found a resource from GOJO GREEN HYGIENE Solutions that complements the products we offer and the strategies we devise for your facility.
It is an easy-to-use “Impementation Guide” that provides a step-by-step procedure to implement a hand hygiene program in a facility. It provides:
Easily customizable forms to announce the facility’s hand hygiene strategy
A planning guide for pre-launch, launch and ongoing program support
A suggested memo to employees and building occupants about the hand hygiene program
A press release template
Several posters/flyers that can be personalized and printed on office printers.
Here’s a sample of one of the promotional pieces that can be customized:
Company Name Hand Hygiene Strategy for Building Name
Hand hygiene has a direct connection to the health and wellness of building occupants. It is well recognized that hands are the primary mode of transmission of many infectious diseases. Experts, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and World Health Organization (WHO), agree hand hygiene is one of the most important measures in preventing illness.
Most building environments share key factors that contribute to infection transmission, such as close workspaces, shared bathrooms, break rooms for eating, and cafeterias. Absenteeism caused by transmissible diseases such as influenza is a major contributor to lost productivity in the workplace and to most companies.
Your Company Name’s policy is to:
1) Encourage employees, building occupants and visitors to practice good hand hygiene.
2) Educate employees, building occupants and visitors regarding the importance of effective hand hygiene practices through multiple employee communication channels such as posters, newsletters and electronic communications.
3) Provide an ample supply of easily accessible hand hygiene products including GOJO® hand cleaners and PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer in all key building environments as follows:
Your Company Name provides GOJO Green Certified Foam Hand Cleaner and PURELL Instant Hand Sanitizer in SANITARY SEALED™ dispensing systems. Hand hygiene products packaged in SANITARY SEALED refills provide consistently clean and safe product, help prevent contamination, and use recyclable packaging.
An adequate number of soap dispensers are easily accessible from and in close proximity to functioning faucets providing tepid water. Dispensers are ADA compliant and meet building code requirements.
In common areas where soap and water are not available, Company Name provides PURELL Instant Hand Sanitizer in dispensing systems as well as bottles for easily accessible table top use.
Common areas include: lobbies, break rooms, meeting rooms, eating areas, elevators, reception areas, conference centers, fitness centers, occupational health, child care centers, escalators, and spaces where equipment is shared.
Your Company Name provides employees with PURELL Instant Hand Sanitizer for individual use.
Product is available at each employee’s workspace, as proximity is key to encouraging usage and minimizing the spread of most common germs that may cause illness.
Personal spaces include: desks, offices and work areas for visiting employees and guests