Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve all become more aware of how important proper hand hygiene – washing and/or disinfecting hands – is to stay healthy. According to the CDC, washing your hands frequently is one of the best ways to reduce the spread of germs and infections. On jobsites, hand hygiene is more important than ever before.
How can you make it easy for your workers to wash their hands throughout the day? Portable handwashing stations with a regular service schedule from your portable sanitation provider is the answer.
How often should workers be washing their hands?
Anyone on-site should wash their hands frequently throughout the day. Health experts recommend handwashing before handling food, after coughing or sneezing, after using the bathroom, and before touching any common surfaces or shared equipment.
Where should I place handwashing stations?
You should offer convenient access to hand hygiene stations throughout the job site. Make sure you have enough stations to avoid creating long lines at break times or creating choke points that would not allow for social distancing. Consider placing portable handwashing stations at the following locations:
- Outside restrooms
- Near break areas and meal areas
- At entry/egress points of site
- At entries to any buildings or job trailers
Why should I rent a hand hygiene station instead of building my own?
When you partner with a portable sanitation provider for your handwashing stations, you don’t have to worry about the fresh water source or how to safely dispose of wastewater. Plus, your service provider will be responsible for keeping the stations stocked with supplies like soap and water. You can even flex the number of handwashing stations to match the workers on-site as you ramp projects up or down.
By keeping our hands clean, we can all do our part to limit the spread of viruses.
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