The new Greeter!!
One of the changes the COVID has triggered is a New Greeter program…
It might be a stand-alone dispenser or may be accompanied by a person. Please be kind. The person is doing their job trying to keep everyone safe and following the rules. The use of Hand Sanitizer is mandated by the Government as a way to reduce transmission of the coronavirus.
Some answers to the questions posed to our new Greeter:
When should hand sanitizer be used?
Alcohol-based hand sanitizer (ABHS) containing at least 60% alcohol can be used for hand hygiene if soap and water is not available. However, if hands are visibly soiled, hand wipes should be used to remove any such soil or organic material; this should then be followed by the use of ABHS.May 30, 2020
AHS answers to your questions:
Hand Sanitizer – What you need to know 1 alberta.ca/BizConnect Email: BizConnect@gov.ab.ca ©2020 Government of Alberta | Published: June 23, 2020
Hand hygiene refers to removing or killing microorganisms (germs) on the hands that have been picked up from contact with an infected person, contaminated surfaces or the environment. When performed correctly, hand hygiene is the most effective way to prevent the spread of communicable diseases and infections. Hand hygiene is performed either by using soap and running warm water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
When to use hand sanitizer?
Use when soap and running water is not available. When hands are NOT visibly dirty. Upon entering and exiting a public place (e.g. mall, grocery store, playground). After touching a multi-use shared object (e.g. elevator button, pin pad).
How to use hand sanitizer?
Depending on the size of your hands, the amount of hand sanitizer needed may vary. Use enough product to cover hands and vigorously rub over hands until all surfaces are completely dry (about 20 seconds). Do not rinse or wipe off the hand sanitizer before it is dry. Always follow the label directions on hand sanitizer products.
Is hand sanitizer bad for skin?
Hand sanitizer is generally well tolerated. When used on healthy skin hand sanitizer should rarely cause skin problems. To reduce the risk of skin irritation do not wash hand with soap and water immediately before or immediately after using hand sanitizer and do not put on gloves until hands are dry following the use of hand sanitizer. For ongoing skin problems, speak with your doctor or work with your employer to determine if there are acceptable substitutes and appropriate lotions.
So the next time you enter a business, don’t forget to look for the New Greeter!
They come in all shapes and sizes, may be alone or with a person, but will be by the door somewhere!.