Hospital cleaners share €80,700 damages over toxic fumes

23rd of March 2017
Hospital cleaners share €80,700 damages over toxic fumes

Cleaners working at Torbay Hospital in Devon have won €80,700 in damages after becoming ill following exposure to a chemical disinfectant at work.

The 22 employees of the Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust began using Actichlor seven years ago. They were allegedly not given any training in its use and mixed the product with hot

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European Cleaning Days campaign relaunches for 2017

22nd of March 2017
European Cleaning Days campaign relaunches for 2017

EUnited Cleaning, with the support of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (AISE) is re-launching its European Cleaning Days (ECD) campaign.

This campaign aims to highlight and promote the importance and benefits of professional cleaning in places

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Sleep - are you getting enough?

21st of March 2017
Sleep - are you getting enough?

We all crave it and at times may complain we are not getting enough of it – sleep, that is. Hartley Milner looks at sleep deprivation and the impact it can have on our health, productivity in the workplace and national economies.

Ever wondered why some people seemingly get away with the briefest of visits to the land of nod without suffering

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OCS to recruit 900 apprentices with new scheme

20th of March 2017
OCS to recruit 900 apprentices with new scheme

As part of National Apprenticeship Week in the UK, building services provider OCS is launching a new apprenticeship programme which will aim to recruit up to 900 apprentices in its first year.

From April 6 the scheme will offer apprenticeships in a range of operational FM, management and business support functions including ICT and HR. Open to

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Use of hand sanitiser linked to health problems in children

17th of March 2017
Use of hand sanitiser linked to health problems in children

Poison helplines in the US receive thousands of calls each year relating to children's adverse reactions to hand sanitisers according to the Center for Disease Control.

Products containing alcohol are the subject of most complaints with reports of eye problems and sanitiser ingestion cited among the most common issues.

Between 2011 and 2014

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ECTV episode 4 - Cleaning up the NHS

16th of March 2017
ECTV episode 4 - Cleaning up the NHS

Another episode of EC Television from ECJ has just gone live - this is episode four!

We round up the latest news from the cleaning industry - with highlights including an innovative solution to fix the litter problem on Mumbai trains and the downfall of a robot used to clean a nuclear reactor.

And this episode's special feature is an exclusive

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