I'm looking to balance between the SQF code (184.108.40.206) and reality.
Our facility is relatively low risk and produces large format plastic bags. I have done my best to comply with the SQF code on handwashing by avoiding having any tissues in operation areas and directing employees to blow their noses off the production floor. But the code seems difficult to achieve in reality. In my case, employees started using maintenance towels to blow their noses or using reusable towels intended for cleaning the machines as handkerchiefs. I recognize much of the health of employees can be controlled with medication and good health practices, but sometimes people simply have runny noses whether it's allergies or the cold season and it might not be bad enough to merit sending them home sick. Furthermore, employees washing their hands raw can become a food safety risk in itself.
My question is do I go Nazi with this rule? Could I allow tissue use with company provided sanitizer to be used afterward? I'm looking for a way to be compliant with the code while being reasonable with employees who can't simply leave their workstation to blow their nose and wash their hands every minute or two.