Hand washing is the best way to curb the spread of infectious diseases. Hanging posters in restrooms that remind building occupants to wash their hands is one way to promote proper hand hygiene. Installing the right products is another.

It’s important that cleaning staffs make sure restroom dispensers are always fully stocked with supplies. If soap or towels run out, restroom users are likely to skip washing their hands and exit the restroom.

Installing hand dryers, in place of or in addition to towel dispensers, ensures that occupants always have a way to dry their hands. Newer models dry hands in as little as 15 seconds, guaranteeing that hands are not damp when leaving the restroom. Damp hands spread more germs than dry ones.