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Note: Please note that all information provided is general, and is an aggregation of and attributed to the sources included below. Use your own judgment and regulatory guidance to make decisions around PPE usage in the workplace.

Last Updated: 9/14/20

Where should I place hand sanitizers?

Hand sanitizing stations should be installed at entrances and exits as well as all locations where workers or employees will be touching shared equipment, such as water coolers or check-out stations, at a minimum.

How should hand sanitizer be used?

According to the CDC, hand washing with clean water, hand soap, and towels is preferable to the use of hand sanitizers when possible; hand sanitizers do not work as well when hands are visibly greasy or dirty.

What should you look for when shopping for hand sanitizer?

As per the CDC, hand sanitizers should have a 60-95% alcohol concentration. Sanitizers that are not alcohol-based or with a lower alcohol concentration are not as effective.

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All guidance compiled from these public sources as of October 2, 2020. Please confirm guidance at the links provided below.

This PPE Information is intended to be used as a general guide for businesses. The PPE needs of your particular business and employees may vary significantly and each business is responsible for making its own decisions about those needs. All users should consult the links provided herein for the latest official health information, as the PPE Planning Tool summaries may not accurately reflect the current content of those official health links or the latest updates thereto. The State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (collectively, the “State”) is not responsible for the performance or accuracy of the PPE Planning Tool. By using the PPE Planning Tool, the user does hereby release any and all claims, causes of action, and demands against the State that are derived from its use.