Recommended Supplies and Cleaning Equipment:
Clean, Neat Uniform
Polished Rubber Soled Shoes
Preparation: Cleanliness requires a bath daily and a
change to clean underclothing. Use a preparation to prevent body odor.
Shave daily. Give teeth and hair proper care every day. Be sure to
keep fingernails short and clean. Use cosmetics in moderation. Refrain
from heavy scents. If working in a health care facility, it is
suggested that minimal or no jewelry be worn to work.
Hand washing: In order to control cross-infection in
health care facilities, hands should be washed after performing duties
around a patient area, before continuing on to another area, before
and after eating and before and after going to the bathroom.
Proper Hand washing: Massage the cleaning agent,
preferably and antiseptic hand cleaner, around the fingers, the
knuckles and hands. Scrub nails with a brush. Keep hands at a level
lower than the elbows when washing to prevent dirty water from running
up the arms. Wash vigorously for 15 seconds. Tap water should be
running during the process. Dry with paper towel and properly dispose
of towel in waste basket. Apply lotion to hands at the end of the
Keep in mind that personal hygiene is important no
matter what job is being done. Not only to prevent the growth of
bacteria and other organisms on the skin, but as a courtesy to
co-workers and patients, students, customers and everybody you might
encounter during the work day. And donít forget to clean your
janitorial equipment as you would clean yourself.