Georgia-Pacific Professional Promotes Good Hand Hygiene in Honor of National Clean Hands Week

Sep 22, 2009, 15:14 ET from Georgia-Pacific Professional

ATLANTA, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of National Clean Hands Week, Sept. 20 through 26, Georgia-Pacific Professional is making a poster available online to promote good hand hygiene practices among elementary school children. The poster and accompanying hand washing and drying handout features Germ-Jitsu Mo, Georgia-Pacific Professional's VP of Hygiene and Chairman of Cool, who teaches students how to help kick germs out of the classroom. The poster is available at

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports hand washing as one of the most preventive measures against the spread of disease, and Georgia-Pacific Professional is committed to doing its part to help educate the public about proper hand washing practices. The offering of the Mo Germ-Jitsu Poster and hand washing and drying handout is one way Georgia-Pacific Professional is taking action.

"Proper hand washing and drying with a paper towel are the foundations of successful infection control practices," says Craig Yardley, VP and General Manager - towel category, Georgia-Pacific Professional. "As a leading provider of hand hygiene products, we feel it is part of our responsibility to promote good hand washing and drying practices, and we are proud to be taking this initiative at such a critical time in disease prevention."

Consumers can learn more about the hand hygiene campaign as well as download a copy of the hand-washing poster by visiting The Web site offers wellness tools focusing on health and hand washing, including proper hand washing techniques, tips on frequency and ways to help prevent skin damage.


Georgia-Pacific Professional is a provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels, tissues, soaps, air fresheners, wipers, cups, cutlery and napkins. Two business groups operate under the Georgia-Pacific Professional business. The Washroom and Wiper Solutions group provides the full range of products to market segments including office buildings, healthcare, manufacturing, and lodging facilities. The Food Services Solutions group focuses on such segments as restaurants, coffee shops, and convenience stores. The Georgia-Pacific Professional business features such well-known product brands as enMotion(R), Compact(R), Dixie(R), EasyNap(R), SmartStock(R) and Brawny Industrial(tm). For more information on Georgia-Pacific Professional, please call 1-866-HELLO GP (435-5647) or visit us at

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