by Meritech, on August 24, 2020 at 2:28 PM
Physical contact is an essential part of the human experience. From a warm handshake or sympathetic hug to handling our food and medicine, we interact most directly with our world and each other through touch. At Meritech, we help others achieve effective hygiene by helping them create a culture designed to improve hygiene behaviors at every level and by delivering our innovative fully automated hygiene technology.
However, physical contact exposes us to a significant threat we cannot see: the spread of infectious diseases. Microscopic pathogens, germs, and viruses are most commonly spread by human hands, and handwashing is the best defense against the spread of disease. But, what most of us do not realize is that we are often washing our hands incorrectly. In fact, in 2018, the USDA found that American consumers did not wash their hands correctly 97% of the time. These misperceptions can lead many to believe they are clean and safe when they may actually be increasing the risk of infection spread. The variable nature of manual handwashing behaviors makes CleanTech® automated handwashing station the ideal choice in proper hygiene.
In order to make the world a healthier and safer place, we must all acknowledge how critical hygiene is to our health and safety, and actively work to redefine our hygiene processes to make them vastly more effective. We believe that by expanding use of CleanTech® and making vastly improved hygiene events more accessible, we can reduce the risk of infection spread and create a healthier, safer world for us to connect freely.