The Importance of Hand Sanitizer

According to health care specialists, proper hand hygiene is one of the most effective ways of avoiding the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses that may cause sickness. When soap and water are not available, hand sanitizers are effective in eliminating most common disease causing germs within seconds. Many of the common, and not so common, viruses are transmitted from the hand to the ears, eyes and nose. One Step™ has been used and recommended by nurses and other care givers for close to a decade to help prevent the spread of such viruses. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Hand Hygiene Guidelines 2002, a properly formulated hand sanitizer is actually better tolerated than soap-and-water hand washing as it won’t dry or irritate the skin.

Since many infectious illnesses are spread by the hands, effective hand hygiene with One Step Hand Sanitizer can prevent illness. Killing germs during hand washing is effective only if you scrub thoroughly with soap and water for at least 30 to 60 seconds while paying close attention to your fingertips and fingernails. One Step is recommended to supplement routine hand washing as it kills 99.9% of most common germs that may cause illness. Hand hygiene is recognized by the CDC as the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection.

How Can I Protect Myself?

For those of us in the workplace, in hospitals, schools or working with the public on a daily basis, proper hand hygiene is very important. That is why additional and effective measures to fight germs are necessary to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. One Step Hand Sanitizer is available in a variety of sizes and dispensing formats to ensure that you can disinfect your hands any time, any place. Keeping a small 60ml bottle of One Step in your pocket or purse is peace-of-mind for people who can’t curtail their daily encounters with the public. If you travel, pack the 60ml travel size bottle and wipes. They are compact and won’t take up much room in your luggage. If you work in a health care facility, in a restaurant, retail store or any other service industry, use the 1L One Step Professional Size for you and other staff. At home or on your desk at the office, use the 236ml pump dispenser. For extra care, use One Step before eating meals on the run, after sneezing, before and after changing a baby’s diaper, after grocery shopping, after taking public transportation or any time soap and water are not available. If you suffer from dry, chapped hands in the winter, try new One Step Alcohol Free Foaming Hand Sanitizer. It's gentle on hands and won't dry out your skin. Good hand hygiene is easy – Refresh and Disinfect all in One Step!

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