Spring has sprung, which means that the busy summer travel season is just around the corner. It’s that time of the year when your store sees customers coming in to use the restroom, purchase snacks and fill up their gas tanks before heading off to a picnic, the beach or their summer vacation. It’s also that time of the year when your store needs to be at its best, which makes it important for your employees to be healthy.
While we don’t often associate the summer months with people being sick, illness-causing germs can be spread at any time of the year. However, there are ways you can help your employees, as well as your customers, stay well all year long.
The Importance of Hand Hygiene
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that up to 80% of all infections are transmitted by the hands, which is why practicing good hand hygiene throughout the day is so important.
Having a hand hygiene program, which includes offering an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, like PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer, both in your store and at the fuel pump, is one way in which you can show your customers you care about their health and well-being. It also provides them with an easy and convenient option to clean their hands while on the go.
The CDC 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.
Clean and Disinfect Surfaces
Throughout the day, service counters and door handles, just to name a few, are touched by many people, which makes it easy for germs that can cause illness to easily be transferred from one person to the next. This is why it is important to clean and disinfect both hard and soft surfaces frequently. You may also want to consider a product that does not give off any harsh fumes that may irritate both your employees and customers. Also, always sanitize food-preparation surfaces with a sanitizer specifically formulated for those surfaces.
When looking for a surface disinfectant be sure to use one that quickly kills viruses, like norovirus and cold and flu. New PURELL® Professional Surface Disinfectant eliminates 99.99% of germs on surfaces, including cold and flu viruses and norovirus, in 30 seconds.
Help your staff and customers enjoy a healthy summer travel season. Learn more at www.GOJO.com.
This post is sponsored by GOJO/Purell