Handwashing for Life

Overcoming Underwashing
Home / Resources / Tools / Posters


...don't change behavior. They can, however, be very effective as reminders for newly forming hand hygiene habits. From the navigation links you will find posters dealing with a specific goal. On each page is brief copy, an image of the poster and a link to a high-resolution PDF for printing.

Posters age quickly. Cycle them among key locations every three weeks. Posters can work if you do your part. Move them often. Consider mounting two different ones in the same frame and just turn it around or shuffle a stack stored in the same frame. Replace when soiled.

FedEx/Kinko's provides a great service for printing and laminating of posters. FedEx/Kinko's »

Frames are available at Staples, Office Depot and Office Max.

Pledge of Professionalism: Bilingual

Belonging to something is a meaningful behavioral driver, particularly for entry level foodservice workers. The Team Rally Pledge of Professionalism harnesses this motivational power by the individual professional participating in a group pledge, read aloud in their native tongue, signed together and posted in a highly visible location. As new employees are signed on, the manager/trainer can repeat this exercise with a minimum of three people. (If training one, recruit two of your best leaders from the staff as co-trainers and "witnesses".)

Foodservice workers must be good handwashers from Day One. This priority and personal accountability can be acieved quickly by

  1. showing the Handwashing For Life video, The Why, The When & The How, followed by
  2. executing the ProGrade training instrument and
  3. closing with adding their name/s to the Pledge.

This becomes a living poster, to be updated regularly.

The Bilingual Pledge of Professionalism

The Seven Deadly Don’ts

The Seven Deadly Don’ts PosterThis new poster is a reminder of just why some food workers and caregivers don't wash their hands. It is intended for managers as well as supervisors and staff as a reminder of several realities. While it is generally overstated, it deals with many real issues that remain understated and unresolved.

In a campaign to overcome underwashing you need a series of tools. We recommend this one as a companion to our Pledge of Professionalism. Consider having anyone breaking your handwashing code of compliance, sign this Creed of the Unworthy, Unwashed Unprofessional. A signature or two can give this poster new meaning.


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.

Get Handwashing News in Your Inbox!


* indicates required

View previous campaigns.