When I managed an OG we had 2 people in the dish pit.
One on the clean side and one really in the pit. The guy that got stuck being in the dirty side almost every time was a very nice young man who was totally blind.
He worked his arse off. He worked harder than ANYONE in that place.
One day I had a gentleman complain that the silverware he had gotten was not clean. I apologized got him a clean set and offered him free desserts. I explained that we had a blind dish washer and that sometimes he helped roll silverware. The gentleman called me a liar and all sorts of other names, but gladly accepted the free desserts. 15 minutes later at the bar we were out of glasses. I called the bOH mngr and asked the Mike bring the new rack to the bar.
Mike did and as he walked to the bar area (carrying the glasses) he passed a person leaving, and asked him if he (mike) was close to the bar doorway, the guy smarted off "what are you f***ing blind". MIke smiled and simply said "yes I am" and found the doorway and delivered the glasses. The smart a$$ was the same guy I comped the desserts for. ON his way out the door he poked his head in and apologized for calling me a liar. He never would have thought we would actually hire a blind guy to work in the dish room.
Our policy was for the dirty person not to touch the clean dishes, but if they did have to touch them they were to wash in the handwash sink first before touching anything on the clean side.
I always laughed to myself, we made them wash their hands but, they still carried all those clean dishes by holding them to their dirty aprons.