Thursday, October 25, 2012

Best Hand Hygiene Signs Ever!! - This time I really mean it!

OK, back on topic. The Allegheny County Health Department developed a series of hand hygiene signs based on literary classics way back in 1999 to stop a shigellosis outbreak.  The project, called Literary Classics: A New Kind of Reading Material for Public Restrooms won the prestigious J. Howard Beard Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials. The nine hand-hygiene signs were based on work by authors Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Judy Bloom, Mark Twain and others. All are available here in JPG or PDF. Amazing.

h/t Melissa Ward


  1. Word.

    I personally like the Mark Twain and Jane Austen "quotes" the best.

  2. Agree. Just didn't want to appear to condone "whipping across the buttocks" as written in the Mark Twain one.

  3. Love it! I used to love those Judy Blume books as a kid. Great sign.