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Clean Hands Keep You Healthy

Updated: Apr 23


Washing your hands is easy, and it is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Studies have shown that hand washing can prevent 1 in 3 intestinal-related sicknesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu.


Follow these five steps every time:

1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.


2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your

hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.


3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.


4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.


5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.


If soap and water are not available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Contact DenSem Security at 303-961-1184 immediately if you see suspicious activity, witness a crime or feel threatened. Call 911 for emergencies, then call seminary security. Remember: “If you see something, say something!”


For more safety tips go to sl.densem.edu/campus-safety