SC Johnson Professional Releases Handwashing How-To Video

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Video features effective handwashing techniques ahead of Global Handwashing Day

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Oct. 11, 2019 –  SC Johnson Professional®, a total solutions provider for industrial, institutional and healthcare users, has released a handwashing how-to video to celebrate Global Handwashing Day, Oct. 15. The 59-second video features step-by-step instructions on proper techniques for effective handwashing.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handwashing education can help communities stay healthy by:

  • Reducing the number of people who get sick with diarrhea by 23-40 percent[i], [ii], [iii]
  • Reducing diarrheal illness in people with weakened immune systems by 58 percent[iv]
  • Reducing respiratory illnesses, like colds, in the general population by 16-21 percent[v], [vi] 
  • Reducing absenteeism due to gastrointestinal illness in schoolchildren by 29-57 percent[vii] 

Created in 2008, Global Handwashing Day was created to ‘increase awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.

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About SC Johnson Professional

SC Johnson Professional® is part of SC Johnson, a family company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. The company has a long history in the professional market, in which it started operating in the 1930’s. 

SC Johnson Professional® provides expert skin care, cleaning & hygiene solutions for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. This incorporates the Deb and DebMed range of specialist skin care products along with well-known SC Johnson brands and innovative professional cleaning & hygiene products.  

The SC Johnson Professional® purpose is to bring innovative, quality products and services to professional markets with outstanding performance that respect the environment, create efficiencies, reduce inventories, simplify training and provide a positive user experience.