Washing your hands properly helps you save time, water, energy and helps prevent the spread of disease. Absences due to illness are also reduced.
With High Speed Hand Washing and some practice, groups of 20 to 30 adults to preschoolers can get their hands washed in 5 minutes or less!
In the workplace, High Speed Hand Washing is perfect for beginning a shift or after breaks. Lesson plans are in English or Spanish. Posters are in English, Spanish and bilingual, color or grayscale. A workplace training video is currently being produced. It will be posted on this site soon.
In school programs, students practice good food safety habits with proper hand washing before lunch or snacks. Plans, posters, videos and supplemental activites are available in English and some in Spanish.
Lessons for the High Speed Hand Washing technique can be adapted for a wide variety of audiences. Storybooks are used with young audiences for literature-based learning. Skits and games engage young audiences through adults with age-related food safety messages.
High Speed Hand Washing activities provide academic benchmark opportunities that help students achieve important goals. Grade level adaptations and benchmarks will be posted on this site soon.
For more information about general food safety and hygiene or about implementing High Speed Hand Washing with your workplace or students, contact Glenda Hyde, Lauren Kraemer or use the OSU Extension Service's Ask an Expert service to submit a question online.