Handwashing for Life

Overcoming Underwashing
Home / Blog

Informative Articles on Handwashing

Bureaucracy buries additions to public health

A handwashing-without-water protocol has perplexed the ...


Crushed Red restaurants have identified a new customer relations builder in their handwash monitoring program.

The public is quite surprised and impressed when...

Foodservice operators in most cases are rightfully proud of their customer care. After all, they likely see their operation as a finely tuned network of policies and procedures focused on their customers. It is a human behavior to love what we create. This fosters further operational enthusiasm but can dangerously conceal important realities and diminish objectivity. This creates a condition...

Originally published in the 11-20-17 edition of Food Safety News. Republished with permission.

...

Collaborative handwashing assessment

Sixty-two healthcare culinary professionals volunteered to share their opinion of handwashing at their...

Thanksgiving, the eater's favorite holiday. Ours always starts on Wednesday with a little pre-prep and gathering last minute supplies.

As joyous the occasion, it’s also a special feast day for ...

Chemical irritants removed

Fast-paced foodservice work results in frequent hand ...

Data-driven continuous improvement for restaurants and hospitals

Hospitals have a great standard for handwashing as does FSMA. It’s Continuous Improvement. Mark Twain agrees, noting that “Continuous...

New concept positions handwashing as a brand-builder

Crushed Red’s founder, Chris LaRocca, understood...

Verified handwashing adds to the dining experience.

This interview with the owner of a 7 unit chain is a compelling challenge to the industry and an opportunity to see handwashing as a...

The "Readily Available" principle

Immersion into the topic of hand hygiene to reduce operational risk has surfaced yet another incentive to improve handwashing process...

Engaging Culture to Change Handwashing Behavior Poster

Behavior verification motivates compliance

The 5 steps of the HandsOn System are converted to action with a process that opens with collaborative Risk...

True to form, the Chicago NRA Show once again proved to not be a food safety or healthcare event. But it’s in my neighborhood and I always find...

Dr. Lee-Ann Jaykus was presented the prestigious NSF Leadership Award for Innovation by Handwashing For Life Institute's Executive Director, Jim Mann, at a ceremony conducted at the 2017...

HandwashingforLife® Interview with Dr. Gary Ades

Departmental collaboration: “What’s in it for me?"

Investing to lower operator risk of foodborne outbreaks and recalls is simplified with data. 

In the case of enhancing handwashing...

QualifEYE takes rookies from probation to professional 

The newly available QualifEYE Handwash Learning System is designed for new foodservice employees in both restaurants and healthcare facilities. 

Its creation was inspired by the principle of apprenticeship and the need for new foodservice workers to be safe hand...

Peppermill Casino Chooses Handwashing For Life’s New Pledge & Verify Framework

Handwashing and temperature ...

Handwashing Imbalance Chart

Electronic monitoring fills the gap of complacency

The diligent foodservice operators are the majority but their years of collectively working without handwashing standards has left a scar of complacency...

Risk-based Handwashing Pyramid

Facing the culture trap

Handwashing behaviors are primarily driven by a firm’s assessment of risk. 

The Operations department starts near the top of this pyramid, looking first to...

Risk-Based Handwashing

Process control answers the rising risk

Years of poor ...

Pages

HandsOn™ System

HandsOn System

5 steps to convert underwashing to under control. Set and track your risk-based ServeReady® Hands and TouchReady® Surface standards.

SaniTwice® for Catered Events

SaniTwice for Catered Events

Uncompromised hand cleanliness for those serving food at venues without running water.

Teaching Videos

Teaching Videos

Globally recognized for their ease of use in any language. Available in DVD and MP4 file download.