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Twelve years of formal and informal research have provided the Handwashing For Life Institute with a long list of reasons and excuses for low handwashing rates. Operators seldom know their specific frequency rate but generally feel it is well below what they would like.
This long list has been distilled into The 5 Handwashing Hurdles. An explanation of each is available here.
Please take a moment to share your opinion as to which hurdle or hurdles you think are most responsible for lower than desired foodservice handwashing rates.
The 12 questions, delivered in three short survey segments, were designed to raise awareness of some unaddressed sub-issues remaining from the 2012 Conference For Food Protection's Hand Hygiene Committee, charged with identifying alternate handwashing protocols. This qualitative study was independent of the CFP process but conducted in a timeframe to capture and maintain the momentum from the May, 2012 Indianapolis session and serve as a bridge to the 2014 Committee which will be formed later this month.
Respondents were all attendees of the 2012 CFP meeting and included industry, regulatory and academia.
The overarching goal of this study is to seek the 2014 CFP Hand Hygiene Committee's consideration of each recommendation. No direct response is anticipated. The final committee report will be presented at the 2014 session.Read more about Hand Hygiene Survey - Recommendations
This final segment concludes our independent survey, gathering perspectives for consideration by the 2014 CFP Hand Hygiene Committee which will be announced following this month's CFP board meeting. Thank you for your responses. Here are the results:Read more about Result Summary for Survey: Hand Hygiene Pre-Committee, Survey #3
An independent gathering of perspectives for consideration by the 2014 CFP Hand Hygiene Committee ...
The 2014 CFP Committee charge and composition will not be finalized until the CFP Board meets in August. The intent of this independent survey is to make use of the three months where no official committee exists.
Two rounds are down.The final 4 questions will be sent in mid July. Participant suggested questions are welcomed through July 6th.
Qualitative interpretations for Survey 2 ...
- Solid agreement. This question came from a survey participant with considerable regulatory experience. He felt that without the FDA's signing on to a log 2 pathogen reduction as a standard, the committee could still move forward by considering it "supportive qualitative guidance."
- Without some agreed reference point, finding alternatives would not be feasible.
- Participants appear unwilling to restrict the committee charge to soap and water variables, even though evidence suggests a strong regulatory bias.
- Convenience plays an important role in compliance. Solutions which take the worker away from the work station are of little interest to many. Some respondents, 28.3 %, likely feel that inconvenience can be overcome with manpower and/or training adjustments.
- Responses are fairly clear cut. In the context of hand hygiene, removal of pathogens is equal to killing them.
Hand Hygiene Pre-Committee
A special thanks to the 81 who responded. Please review round one results below.
There is a definite response pattern making these results generally easy to interpret.
Question 4 required attendance at a particular session, resulting in a high count for the "neutral" option. Read more about Result Summary for Survey: Hand Hygiene Pre-Committee
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