Praise the lord and pass the Purell

Which process is more difficult? Configuring a wireless smart phone with both voice and data, or washing your hands after using the loo?

Well, after glancing at the 11-step guide to hand washing in the men’s room at the Rogers Communications building at the corner of Bloor and Jarvis Sts. in Toronto, we’re not sure.

At first glace, it seems either Rogers has an occupational health and safety director who is diligent to a fault, or they have had problems in the past with communicable diseases.

When you look in the mirror in the men’s room, the first thing you’ll notice is a sign that says the sink is only to be used for washing hands and face. So if you just ate a garlic salad and want to brush your teeth, you’ll have to chew gum instead. We’re not sure if Rogers had incidents where employees washed parts of their body, other than hands or face, in the sink. And to be honest, we’re afraid to ask.

Then there’s the large, detailed sign listing instructions on how to wash your hands.
Sharky did not take the time to read it, but would note that the 11th step, which is turning off the water, had several bullet points.

A ComputerWorld Canada assistant editor, who wishes to remain anonymous (to anyone who doesn’t happen to know his name is Greg Meckbach), took a photo of both signs with his cell phone.

Unfortunately he was unable to retrieve the photo later, which leads us to believe he failed to follow the directions for operating his cell phone correctly. If he develops E Coli over the weekend, we can probably assume he didn’t wash his hands correctly either.

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Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

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