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How to Use Hand Sanitizer Correctly

Guidelines for washing your hands with soap and water can be found all over. You know the drill: scrub for 20 seconds, get under the fingernails, and use a clean towel to pat dry. Washing your hands regularly is a must! Especially if you’ve spent time in public. This is the best way to get rid of all sorts of germs, including the coronavirus that causes CV-19. However, you may not always have access to soap and water. In these cases, hand sanitizer is the most convenient alternative. But for this method to be effective, it must be done correctly. Using hand sanitizer the right way involves the right type, amount, and application method of hand sanitizer. 

Choose the Right Hand Sanitizer

CV-19 has certainly made the more popular brand sanitizers difficult to find. We have also seen an increase in new sanitizer brands popping up! But before putting that bottle in your cart, make sure you read the product label. You should choose an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. The Food and Drug Administration has also advised against hand sanitizers that contain methanol, a substance that can be toxic when rubbed into skin. The FDA has provided a searchable database so you can make sure you are buying a legitimate product.

Use the Right Amount of Hand Sanitizer

Some dispensers do not provide enough hand sanitizer in one squeeze. Or personal sanitizer users may accidentally pour too little substance in their hands. As recommended by the World Health Organization, you should apply a “coin sized” amount of gel to your palm. Similar to soap, you need enough hand sanitizer to cover both sides of your hands and between your fingers.

Apply Hand Sanitizer Correctly

The gel should be thoroughly rubbed onto the back and front of your hands, including the thumbs and between the fingers. This should take around 20 seconds. When you’re done, your hands should be dry and you shouldn’t need to wipe or rinse off the gel.

Other Considerations

Make sure you store your hand sanitizer in a cool, dry location. Sanitizer should not be exposed to direct sunlight or heat. You should also pay attention to the expiration date, as the alcohol content drops the closer the expiration date approaches. Remember, you should never ingest hand sanitizer, and keep hand sanitizer out of the reach of children in addition to supervising their use.

Curious about how the Signitizer can help your clients use hand sanitizer correctly? Contact us today at 416-640-4477 or info@thesignitizer.com.

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How To Select Hand Sanitizer

To help prevent the spread of germs, the CDC recommends washing your hands with soap and water as much as possible. This reduces the amount of chemicals and germs on your hands, making it less likely that you will get sick. However, soap and running water may not always be accessible. If this is the case, using a hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol will achieve the same result! In this article we will go over how to select a hand sanitizer that is effective. 

What To Do

Alcohol based hand sanitizers come in many different shapes and sizes, as well as different ingredients. How can you choose the perfect one? Before shopping, refer to the FDA’s Hand Sanitizer Do Not Use List to learn which alcohol-based sanitizers are not recommended. Once at the store, start by reading the product label! Your alcohol based sanitizer should have a minimum of 60% alcohol. This will normally be listed as ethanol, ethyl alcohol, isopropanol, or 2-propanol. After choosing your sanitizer, be sure to follow the label directions for use.

What To Avoid

What should you avoid? Do not choose a sanitizer that contains less than 60% alcohol or is listed as “alcohol-free,” as this sanitizer will not be effective at reducing the spread of germs. You should also avoid sanitizers that come in questionable packaging, such as cartons or anything that resembles a food and beverage container. Some of these products contain food flavoring to add scent. When using your sanitizer, remember to avoid contact with your eyes and keep the product out of reach of young children. You should also avoid cleaning surfaces with sanitizer as it is not designed to do that. And never store the sanitizer in your car!

How To Use

Using the sanitizer is simple! Simply rub the gel over your hands and fingers until the skin feels dry. If you wipe it off before it has been absorbed, it may not work against germs. 


After selecting your sanitizer, display it for ease of use in your commercial business! The Signitizer is perfect for any business looking to be at the forefront of Public Health & Safety! Contact us today at 416-640-4477 or info@thesignitizer.com.

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How Does Hand Sanitizer Help Stop Spread of Germs?

We know how vital placing readily accessible hand sanitizer stations are. But you may be wondering how, exactly, hand sanitizer works. In this article, the experts at Signitizer will delve into the magic (aka science) of hand sanitizer! As well as how to use it for best results.

1. How Hand Sanitizer Works

Hand sanitizers that contain a minimum of 70% alcohol kill bacteria and viruses by breaking down their proteins and outer membranes. Both ethyl and isopropyl alcohols are effective at killing most bacterial and viral infections. One exception is the 

2. How To Use Hand Sanitizer

While washing your hands is still the golden standard for cleanliness, hand sanitizer is a great in-between-washes solution! Begin with one or two pumps in the palm of your hand. Just like soap, hand sanitizer must be rubbed into the skin for several seconds. To use it correctly, make sure you get in between all the fingers, under the nails, and continue to rub until your hands are dry.

3. How Often Should I Apply Hand Sanitizer?

These days, hand sanitizer is being applied multiple times throughout the day. This is generally a very safe practice. We recommend applying hand sanitizer after touching high-contact surfaces, such as door handles and countertops. In the days of Coronavirus, hand sanitizer can not be over-applied.

4. How Does The Signitizer Factor In?

Luckily the Signitizer makes it easy and convenient for people to sanitize their hands throughout the day! Not only does a visual sanitizing station offer peace of mind, but creates a better future by preventing disease. Our product is a 2-in-1 kiosk that combines an automatic hand sanitizer dispenser with an integrated Android tablet. This means you can offer hand sanitizer to employees or customers, display important communications like COVID-19 protocols, and even conduct surveys on the touchscreen tablet.

The Signitizer is perfect for any business looking to be at the forefront of Public Health & Safety! Interested in procuring a Signitizer for your business? Contact us today at 416-640-4477 or info@thesignitizer.com.

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The Best Location For Hand Sanitizer Stations at Your Business

From door handles to faucets, our hands touch a lot in a day – but did you know that nearly 80% of infections are transmitted by hands (CDC)? Strategically placing hand sanitizer throughout your business is a great option for lowering the risk of hand transmission, while also encouraging your employees and clients that their health is important to you. Let’s take a look at some of the high traffic areas that make the best locations for hand sanitizer stations.

ENTRANCES AND EXITS

Within a few hours, a single doorknob can spread a virus throughout the entire office. Keeping hand sanitizer within easy access to these areas, as well as regularly cleaning handles, buttons, and light switches, will help lessen the potential spread of germs.

BREAK ROOMS

Think of all the objects you come into contact with within this single room. Coffee pots, sink faucets, refrigerator doors, the microwave… Break rooms can be a breeding ground for bacteria, so it is vital to keep an accessible hand sanitizer, or two, available.

RESTROOMS

Hand sanitizer in the restroom is a great option for reducing the waste of paper towels as door handle barriers. It’s also a strategic location for those of us who may be in a rush out the door and forgot to wash our hands.

CONFERENCE AND MEETING ROOMS

Perhaps it’s time to go over the annual benefits, or you have a really important meeting with a huge client. Whatever the reason, conference and meeting rooms tend to get packed with people, oftentimes with a handshake to preface the meeting. Having multiple hand sanitizers available on the conference table will ensure pleasantries can be exchanged and germs can be contained.

CHECK-OUT COUNTER

With the exchange of money and high turnover of people, having hand sanitizer readily available at checkout will help prevent the spread of any germs.

It is also important to choose a hand sanitizer that is suitable for everyone and tackles as many threats as possible. Choose a 70% alcohol based hand sanitizer without dyes or perfumes to prevent skin irritations and effective.

By strategically placing your Signitizer hand sanitizer dispenser around your business, you will effectively sanitize while gently advertising your brand. If you are interested in ordering your Signitizer today, contact our team at 416-640-4477 or info@thesignitizer.com.