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Question:

A food handler has a wound or a boil on their hand or wrist. What is an appropriate course of action?

A Wear an impermeable bandage and cover with a single-use glove
Explaination

Explanation: An employee may still work with food as long as they take precautionary steps. If a wound or boil is located on the hand or wrist it should be covered with an impermeable cover, such as a finger cot or bandage. Impermeable means that liquid from the wound cannot pass through it. A finger cot is a rubber or latex cover that fits over one finger only. There are also impermeable bandages designed for wrists as well. The finger cot and the entire hand should then be covered with a single-use glove.