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Glossary beginning with W

A glossary of technical terms related to handwashing. Select a letter above to begin.


Weekly WIN

The total handwashes for all employees for the week. See also My WIN.


World Health Organization, founded in 1948, WHO's mission is to set global standards of health and to aid governments in strengthening national health programs. WHO's activity in food safety issues include development of national food safety policies and infrastructures, food legislation and enforcement, food safety education, promotion of food technologies, surveillance of foodborne diseases and monitoring of chemical contaminants in food.


Wash Index Number, the total handwashes divided by the employee hours worked (originally described in the research associated with GOJO® Corporation's Signol™ product).

HandsOn™ System

HandsOn System

5 steps to convert underwashing to under control. Set and track your risk-based ServeReady® Hands and TouchReady® Surface standards.

SaniTwice® for Catered Events

SaniTwice for Catered Events

Uncompromised hand cleanliness for those serving food at venues without running water.

Teaching Videos

Teaching Videos

Globally recognized for their ease of use in any language. Available in DVD and MP4 file download.

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