Musculoskeletal disorders - what are the risks for cleaning staff?

2nd of December 2020 Article by Gianni Gousse
Musculoskeletal disorders - what are the risks for cleaning staff?

Gianne Gousse of Rue de l'Hygiène in France explains how MSDs in cleaning staff can be prevented by paying more attention to the tools and products they use.

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are "hyper-stressful pathologies". They are amplified when there is an imbalance between an individual's functional abilities. As well as the repetitive stresses that a work posture generates.

The cleaners are our employee..

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New ways of learning

18th of November 2020 Article by Lynn Webster
New ways of learning

From the UK, ECJ’s Lynn Webster on how new ways of training have emerged during the pandemic.

During this strange year we have all experienced some major changes in both our personal as well as business life. We experienced Zoom fatigue; having to make more emotional effort to appear engaged and show interest; the mental exhaustion associated with sustained eye contact durin..

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Bacteria that breed in hotel rooms

10th of November 2020 Article by Christian Bouzols
Bacteria that breed in hotel rooms

In order to reassure guests, hotels have put additional hygiene measures in place, reports Christian Bouzols in France for ECJ.

In order to encourage clients to resume their use of hotels at a time when travelling has dropped so badly, many hotel groups have established health protocols to stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus. However, a study has shown that your average hotel roo..

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Efforts to combat ’corona kilos’ in gym cleaning

29th of October 2020 Article by Lotte Printz
Efforts to combat ’corona kilos’ in gym cleaning

A look at how gyms in Denmark are being cleaned post-lockdown from ECJ’s Lotte Printz.

“Keep away from the gyms,” a Danish virologist proclaimed shortly after Danish society went into lockdown on March 11. Heavy breathing and people standing close when exercising. A week later all gyms in Denmark were forced to close and had to stay so for the following three months, obvious..

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The attraction of daytime cleaning

21st of October 2020 Article by Katja Scholz
The attraction of daytime cleaning

The German contract cleaning association is focusing on daytime working, writes ECJ’s Katja Scholz.

Around 660,000 workers are employed by the largest skilled trades employer in Germany – the idea of daytime cleaning is attractive or them, both professionally and for their own private situation. “By daytime cleaning we understand cleaning during the clients’ business h..

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