Women outdo men in workplace hand hygiene, survey reports

Nearly half of men report seeing other men leave the workplace restroom without washing their hands, according to a new survey. Only about one-third of women attested to seeing the same thing.

The "2015 Healthy Hand Washing Survey," conducted by the Menomonee Falls, Wis.-based Bradley Corporation, queried 1,030 American adults and also reported that women outside of the workplace wash more often than men.

Nearly 75 percent of women say they always wash after using a public restroom compared to 59 percent of men. Other survey findings included that when a co-worker is sick, most men and women will wash their hands more frequently, and the majority of respondents believed that the condition of a workplace restroom is an indicator of how highly a company values its workforce.

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