COVID-19 Product Spotlight: Rubbermaid Hand Sanitizer Gel

The famous and beloved Rubbermaid now enters the market with hand sanitizer gel designed specifically to take care of 99.9% of germs.

And if you’re curious about its effectiveness, the hand sanitizer gel contains more than 60% (actually 62.5%) ethanol per the CDC’s recommendations.

The CDC recommends hand sanitizers with 60-95% ethanol in healthcare settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers have been found to be more effective than soap and water. And they don’t require a stop at a sink or bathroom, either.

Plus, alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also less irritating to your hands.

Rubbermaid’s hand sanitizer gel kills 99.9% of germs on contact. And all you have have to do is rub it in and let it dry. No washing or rinsing is needed.

Aloe and vitamin E are included for their skin-healing properties. That means you can use it many times per day and not experience any dryness or irritation on your skin. That encourages regular use.

Rubbermaid’s hand sanitizer gel is also dye and fragrance-free.

And finally, it comes in pump bottles, which ensures no mess and makes distribution easy.

Make Sure to Instruct Your Team on the Right Way to Use Hand Sanitizer

By far, the biggest problem with hand sanitation always involves the application of the product.

Most people just do a quick rub that lasts a few seconds. Well, that doesn’t necessarily distribute the product evenly enough to be effective. And so, even with the right hand sanitizer, you could still have significant risk of spreading COVID-19 anyway.

So, here’s how you should do it, per CDC guidelines:

  1. Take a generous amount of hand sanitizer – enough to cover all surfaces of your hands
  2. Rub it in until dry, which should take about 20 seconds
  3. Do not rinse or wipe off the hand sanitizer before it dries!

It’s pretty simple. And the above 3 steps are all there is to it.

But you have to make sure your team does it. Maybe place a sign right next to any hand sanitizing stations you have.

In our opinion, Rubbermaid makes awesomely effective hand sanitizer. And we’ll happily recommend it to you when it makes sense.