Confessions of a handwasher (Editor’s notes)

Even health-care workers aren't doing a good job at the sink
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/09/2008

I couldn’t find reliable numbers on it, but I’m pegging the number at 93 per cent. And that’s a pretty conservative estimate.

That’s the per cent of washrooms across the country with a critical design flaw which, more often than not, comes in the form of a door.

Technology has done some wonderful things for germophobes. Most modern bathrooms are equipped with sensors that let you turn on the tap, soap up your hands and dry them without having to touch a single surface. That’s why the door is so flummoxing.