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Good workplace hand hygiene has benefits for both organisations and their employees. If appropriately promoted and supported, good hand hygiene can lower the risk of workers catching and transmitting infections, it can reduce absence from illness and it can signal a management commitment to employee well-being. The following guidelines are intended for organisations, their employees and anyone with a responsibility for public health.

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Image of gloved hand cleaning a sanitising gel dispenser. Links to page about hand hygiene messaging
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This research-led website considers issues and challenges relating to hand hygiene in the workplace. It is informed by researchers and designers based at the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds, and by research partners from industry and the public sector. It is a constantly developing resource, designed to provide comprehensive information that can facilitate important environment-related decisions such as:

  • where to locate hand sanitisers in workplaces;
  • what messages should accompany them;
  • how new technologies may help to encourage hand hygiene;
  • accessing hygiene facilities on the move.

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