Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, handwashing was rarely discussed. Now It has been brought to the forefront of our minds almost daily. We know proper handwashing is still the best way to prevent the spread of germs, viruses, and other illnesses. Yet today when we surveyed people at multiple locations, we discovered the following:
- The average handwashing is 10 seconds (in 2020 – 6 seconds)
- 79% of women washed their hands with soap
- 7% of women did not wash their hands at all
- 50% of men used soap
- 15% of men did not wash their hands
For those willing to answer the question, “Why didn’t you wash your hands?” Most were indignant and answered, “I’m clean.” Well, for most of us, that is just not good enough. We all have to participate in the fight against the spreading of viruses, germs, and illnesses. Every day. They never take a break.
No matter how many times it is stated, the message doesn’t seem to resonate. Regularly washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is an effective way to protect ourselves from germs and bacteria on our hands. Researchers found that 95% of people don’t wash their hands correctly. Today, our findings reveal the average amount of time people wash their hands is 10 seconds.
So what is the answer? What will help handwashing become a normal part of our daily hygiene routine? We believe SafeWash20 is the answer. Why? Because this device assists you in proper handwashing for a full, safe 20 seconds. “Oh, I can sing Happy Birthday and know I have washed my hands safely.” Really? How fast did you sing? Did you sing it once or twice? Not sure? Again, Safewash20 is your answer!
Safewash20 is motion activated countdown timer that does the counting for you. You simply wet your hands, put soap on your hands then wave. When the timer begins, start washing, the back of your hands, between your fingers, and under your fingernails. When the timer ends, use clean water to rinse off the soap and dry. You have successfully completed proper hand hygiene.
You can be confident that you are doing your part to keep your community safe, it does make a difference.