Your mother was right - washing your hands IS important!

In fact, health professionals say that keeping your hands clean is the first line of defense against catching and transmitting diseases.  Hand sanitation is simple, but it's critical to do it right.

It's worth learning the proper hand washing technique, especially in jobs that require frequent contact with items or people who may present a risk of infection.

Once you've washed your hands, though, you need to dry them.  Here's a humorous TED video less than 5 minutes in length that shows you how to dry your hands completely with a single paper towel.

Think it can't be done?  Take a look:

However, sometimes proper hand washing and drying alone won't suffice in preventing the spread of disease. We recommend you check out our product collections to find the proper protective gloves that best fit your needs.

Written by Rob Brown