Hygiene Dispensers: Germ-Free Hands In NY Schools Starts Here

Hygiene Dispensers: Germ-Free Hands In NY Schools Starts Here

The easiest way to promote good hand hygiene is to have dispensers strategically located throughout the office. 

It happens every year: students go back to school and with all the people in one building, they come home sick. This year, schools of all grade levels must take extra precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Students, teachers, professors and other faculty members spend each day within the same walls, touching surfaces over and over again—and that’s a sure fire way to contract infection.  

Washing hands and using hand sanitizer consistently on school grounds throughout the day is of the utmost importance. It should especially be done after: 

  • After nose-blowing, coughing or sneezing 
  • Before and after preparing food and eating 
  • After using the toilet  
  • When hands are visibly dirty or soiled 
  • When sharing equipment such as communal keyboards, computers and printers or handling trash

Here at ProfTech, we understand that getting students to voluntarily wash their hands is just about as easy as getting them to eat a healthy diet without complaint. Fortunately, there’s a convenient solution for both students and school faculty alike: Dispensers.  

Dispensers for sanitizer, antimicrobial soap, towels, tissues, etc…are the cost effective solution to help eliminate germs on your campus. When you place them in the correct locations, dispensers are the silent reminder to practice good hand hygiene.  

Bonus: Kindergarten teachers can use this step-by-step poster guide to teach their students how to properly wash their hands.  


Dispenser Placement Recommendations 

Entrances 

Place hand sanitizer at school, classroom and office entrances so everyone who enters comes in with a clean, germ-free slate.  

Classrooms 

At the classroom entrance there should be: 

  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Covered waste bins 

Throughout the classroom students should have access to: 

  • Facial tissues 
  • Wipes & surface sanitizing solutions to wipe down desks (this is especially important in schools where students change classrooms depending on the subject of study) 
three hand sanitizer diespensers

Library, Computer Labs & Offices 

In these high-traffic areas, sanitizing stations are the best way to go. A sanitizing station should include: 

  • Hand sanitizer (also place this at the entrance) 
  • Sanitizing wipes & cleaning solutions (to wipe down desks, chairs & other surfaces) 

Gymnasiums & Athletic Facilities 

At the entrance: 

  • Hand sanitizer (standing option is best) 

assorted hand sanitizer dispensers

Restrooms & Locker Rooms 

  • At sinks and washing areas, be sure to include dispensers for: 
  • Soap 
  • Paper hand towels (air driers are proven to blow germs into the air, while paper hand towels lowers the risk of spreading bacteria) 
  • Face tissue
  • Near the restroom/locker room entrance: 
  • Covered waste bins 

assorted hygiene products

Cafeterias & Kitchens 

At the entrance: 

  • Hand sanitizer 

Kitchen & Sink Stations: 

  • Antimicrobial/antibacterial soap 
  • Paper hand towels 
  • Hand sanitizer 
  • Cleaning wipes & other cleaning products 

Tables/Condiment Stations: 

  • One-at-a-time napkins (this way students can only take what they touch)

Teachers Lounge & Nurse’s Office 

At the entrance: 

  • Hand sanitizer 

Over the sink: 

  • Antimicrobial/antibacterial soap 
  • Paper hand towels 
  • Waste bin (under or near the sink) 

Table: 

  • Facial Tissue 
  • One-at-a-time napkins 

Other:  

  • Sanitizing wipes  

Although hygiene dispensers aren’t a foolproof strategy, implementing them in your educational institution is a giant step towards a healthier learning environment. We are dedicated to the protection of all students, and so we make procurement of these dispensers a piece of cake. Not sure which ones are best for your establishment? We can help! Just fill out the request form and we’ll get your school ready. 

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