Hand antiseptics are liquids or gels used to lower the number of pathogens on skin. They must comply with FDA standards. Only use antiseptics after you wash your hands. Never use them as a replacement to hand washing. Afterwards, hands should be allowed to dry before touching food or equipment.
Additionally, an employee’s hand should have short and clean nails. Cuts and wounds must be covered with clean bandages, gloves, or finger clots.
- Hand antiseptics do not replace handwashing
- Allow hands to dry after antiseptic
- Cover cuts and wounds properly