Are men or women better at following hand hygiene guidelines?


Infection Control Today report “According to a national survey released in time for the upcoming Labor Day holiday, women outperform men when it comes to hand hygiene in the workplace. Almost half of men report seeing others exit their workplace restroom without washing up; 46 percent of men say they frequently or occasionally see colleagues skip that important task, compared to 32 percent of women.

Beyond the workplace, handwashing among Americans also splits along gender lines. Nearly 75 percent of women say they always wash after using a public restroom versus 59 percent of men who claim they always do.

The insights are part of the 2015 Healthy Hand Washing Survey conducted by Bradley Corporation, a manufacturer of commercial plumbing fixtures, washroom accessories, partition cubicles, emergency fixtures and solid plastic lockers.”

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