The healthy hand hygiene culture must continue

22nd of April 2020 Article by Chris Wakefield
The healthy hand hygiene culture must continue

Chris Wakefield, vice president, European marketing & product development at GOJO Industries-Europe, says we must ensure that the newfound focus on hand hygiene continues going forwards, not only to safeguard against coronavirus but also the many other harmful germs and viruses that can pose a threat to our health.

Healthy hand hygiene practice has increased enormously since the beginning of 2020. The main reason behind this ..

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Keeping the city of Paris clean

8th of April 2020 Article by Christian Bouzols
Keeping the city of Paris clean

In Paris, the matter of keeping the city clean has been a major talking point - Christian Bouzols reports.

The campaign for the municipal elections in France, due in mid-March, is well under way and in Paris the matter of keeping the city clean is a major issue.

All the candidates have their own proposals. As regards street cleaning, here are those of the three people hoping to become mayor of Paris.

The incumbent..

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Cleaning products to be scrutinised

20th of March 2020 Article by Lotte Printz
Cleaning products to be scrutinised

Scandinavian reporter for ECJ Lotte Printz reports on a Swedish study mapping the use of and the health impacts of detergents and cleaning products.

Belgian research has indicated that cleaners are at a high risk of dying from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Other international studies have revealed that chemicals present in detergents and cleaning products may cause reduced lung function and asthma over time. Evide..

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Cleaners’ minimum wage increases

9th of March 2020 Article by Katja Scholz
Cleaners’ minimum wage increases

At the beginning of this year almost 700,000 employees in Germany’s largest trade employer enjoyed a further wage increase. On January 1 the third phase of the increase agreed by the contract cleaners’ association (BIV) and the trade union for construction industry workers BAU came into force for all wage groups in the contract cleaning industry.

“Our entry level wages put us around 15 per cent above the general..

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First impressions count

19th of February 2020 Article by Lynn Webster
First impressions count

Lynn Webster on how important first impressions are, and how cleaning plays a vital role.

There are many training programmes that emphasise the need to make that first impression count. We don’t get a second chance to make a good ‘first impression’ and interestingly according to one university study people make 11 decisions about us in the first seven seconds of contact, so the clock is ticking. Whether this is ..

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