Did you know that hand hygiene is one of the most important preventive measures we can all take to prevent the spread of illness-causing germs? And with winter-germ season quickly approaching, convenience-store retailers should make sure practicing good hand hygiene is as easy as possible for their customers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol when soap and water are not readily available. Formulation matters when selecting an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It is important to offer your customers one that is effective, gentle on the skin and aesthetically pleasing.
To help make sure practicing good hand hygiene is as easy as possible this winter-germ season, here are a few best practices retailers can implement in their stores:
- Ensure all hand-soap dispensers are in good working order with sealed refills available.
- Make hand sanitizers easily accessible and available in areas where customers and employees need it most—at the gas pump, store entrance, foodservice areas and cash register.
- Place hand sanitizer dispensers near restroom exits to help prompt the 1 out of 4 people who don’t typically wash their hands after using the restroom.
- Offer portable, alcohol-based hand sanitizer for sale at your checkout counters for customers on the go.
Having a hand-hygiene program, which includes offering an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, like Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, both in your convenience store and at the gas pump, is one way in which you can show your customers you care about their health and well-being.
Make it a point to help customers and staff stay healthy in simple ways this winter. Click here for more tips from GOJO/Purell on how to stay healthy this winter-germ season.
This post is sponsored by GOJO Industries, the inventors of the PURELL brand