SC Johnson Professional® Offers Handwashing Tips for Global Handwashing Day

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Oct. 13, 2021 – SC Johnson Professional offers tips to help workers improve their handwashing effectiveness in honor of Global Handwashing Day. Global Handwashing Day, which takes place on October 15, is a day dedicated to increasing the awareness of, and understanding about, the importance of handwashing.

“We are dedicated to helping organizations enhance their hand hygiene programs through our trusted products and educational resources,” said Mike Flagg, head of SC Johnson Professional's North American business. “By following best practices, and using the right products at the right time, organizations can help break the chain of infection.”

Three simple tips to promote and enhance handwashing in the workplace include:

  1. Wash and dry correctly – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.[1] Drying hands after every wash with a clean towel or disposable paper towel is important to avoid germs latching onto wet hands. After drying, use a disposable paper towel to grab the restroom door handle to avoid transmitting germs onto clean hands.


  1. Choose products wiselySelect a soap with a mild preservative to reduce the risk of skin irritation. Look for products that have been dermatologist tested to verify they have low allergenic potential and are designed for people with sensitive skin. Hand soaps with skin moisturizer can help prevent dry skin and leave skin feeling smooth after each use.


  1. Don’t forget to moisturize – In addition to using a handwash containing skin conditioners that are designed to moisturize while cleansing, apply moisturizer after frequent handwashing. Choose lotions with enriched skin conditioning formulas that contain emollients, conditioners and moisturizers to help the skin retain moisture and flexibility, protect against cracking and improve the feel of skin.

SC Johnson Professional offers a comprehensive range of skin care and hand hygiene products for commercial, industrial, food and healthcare settings. Its skin care products include hand soaps, hand sanitizers, pre-work skin defense creams and restorative creams ideal for numerous environments.

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