Hand Washing

A Person Washes Their Hands in a Sink

Information and educational materials for proper hand washing.


A "Safe Hands" Hand Wash Program for Retail Food Operations

Hospitality Institute of Technology and Management.

Handwashing programs for retail food operations in effort to prevent foodborne illnesses. Guidelines for effective handwashing procedures.

Evaluation of Risk Related to Microbiological Contamination of Ready-to-eat Food by Food Preparation Workers and the Effectiveness of Intervention to Minmize Those Risks 1975-1998 (PDF | 176 KB)

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Summary of information related to food contamination by food workers and the major interventions that reduce contamination of ready-to-eat food by food workers.

Hand Washing

Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Bureau of Consumer Health.

Intended to increase public health awareness by stressing the importance of effective handwashing. Goal is to prevent infectious disease transmission through teaching proper handwashing procedures.


Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Office of Health and Human Services.

Handwashing materials for the general public, foodhandlers and health care professionals to help promote the prevention of infectious diseases. Available in multiple languages.

Wash Your Hands

DHHS. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hand hygiene prevents foodborne illness and is a key practice to preventing illness and infection from occurring. Understanding proper handwashing procedures is explained in effort to protect persons from exposure to foodborne and other sources of infections.