Keep hand sanitizers accessible

By: February 11th, 2010 Email This Post Print This Post

Often hand sanitizers are placed throughout the lab. In one facility I once found a pile of empty boxes blocking access to one of them. People will only use the sanitizers if they are convenient and accessible.

The sanitizer dispensers should be located about 5 ft. off the floor in a convenient location and accessible to those who need to use them.

Make sure your dispensers are high enough so they are not within a child’s reach. There have been articles published about children licking or eating hand sanitizer, which contains alcohol and can cause accidental intoxication or alcohol poisoning. (Don’t worry though, excessive use on your hands won’t raise your blood-alcohol level.)

Don’t forget, soap and water is a long-standing and reliable alternative. Remember to wash your hands with soap and water even if you use hand sanitizers throughout the day.

You can download a free “Hand Hygiene Technique with Alcohol-based Formulation” poster on the Tools page, which demonstrates the appropriate use of hand sanitizer.


By Hand Sanitizer on September 13th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

great info about Hand Sanitizer accessiblity.


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