27 per cent of employees forego full hand washing

Published on Thursday, 21 June 2012 10:20
Posted by Vicki Mitchem

Some 27 per cent of people in career development forego a full hand washing and drying routine when they need to use the bathroom, according to a Global Hygiene Council survey.

These workers said that the reason for this state of affairs was that they were too hurried during the working day.

Meanwhile, over 50 per cent of the sample of British people generally revealed that it was rare that they gave hands a wash prior to having something to eat.

Everyone is very busy and has quicker-paced lives compared to two decades ago, commented the Global Hygiene Council's Professor John Oxford.

"However there is no excuse as to why people are neglecting basic tasks like washing hands with soap after visiting the toilet," he added.

Last year a representative of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology gave an interview on the subject of stress and jobs.

"Research indicates that coping through recovery during non-work time [such as] holidays, weekends and evenings plays a crucial role in protecting employees against the adverse effects of exposure to job stressors," they advised.
Source: © CMI 2012

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