Kimberly-Clark promotes healthy workplaces

1st of August 2011
Kimberly-Clark promotes healthy workplaces

Kimberly-Clark has launched The Healthy Workplace Project, an initiative designed to show facilities managers how taking steps to eradicate germs from the office environment could cut absenteeism and raise staff productivity levels.

The company says it will offer companies advice and practical support to enable them to install hygiene systems

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Can glowing gel help keep children’s hands clean?

27th of July 2011
Can glowing gel help keep children’s hands clean?

A glowing hand gel could be an effective way of improving hand hygiene among children, according to findings.

In a Chicago study youngsters were encouraged to wash their hands more thoroughly after using a gel that highlighted the dirt and bacteria.

The small-scale study involved 60 children of all ages - plus their parents - who were waiting to

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Sodexo signs trade union agreements

25th of July 2011
Sodexo signs trade union agreements

Global building services provide Sodexo has signed a National Framework Agreement with three of the UK's leading trades unions - Unite, UNISON and GMB.

The agreement defines the nature of the strategic relationship between Sodexo and the three unions, and identifies guiding principles for managers, union representatives and other employees

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Research backs up copper infection reduction claims

21st of July 2011
Research backs up copper infection reduction claims

Early results from a multi-site clinical trial in the US demonstrate the use of antimicrobial copper surfaces in intensive care unit rooms resulted in a 40.4 per cent reduction in the risk of acquiring a hospital infection.

Initial study results were presented at the World Health Organisation's first International Conference on Prevention and

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World federation to play more positive role

20th of July 2011
World federation to play more positive role

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) is to play a more positive and proactive role in the global cleaning sector, its executive vice president Andrew Large has told ECJ.

The federation - which has been in existence for many years and comprises national associations, individual contractors and manufacturers - has long been

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Build-up to India exhibition

19th of July 2011
Build-up to India exhibition

Professional cleaning show Clean India Pulire takes place from November 10-12 in Mumbai. Organisers Virtual Info Systems and Afidamp Servizi report that over 90 per cent of stand space has now been filled.

International names including Diversey, Kärcher, Nilfisk, Vectair, 3M, Santoemma and Eureka have booked stands. And for the first time

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