Now wash your hands - and your mobile phone

28th of October 2011
Now wash your hands - and your mobile phone

This is the sort of story that may leave you feeling slightly ill after your breakfast - a study which suggests one in six mobile phones is contaminated with faecal matter.

Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Queen Mary, University of London took nearly 400 samples from mobile phones and hands in 12 British

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People - our most important asset

27th of October 2011
People - our most important asset

In this article Diversey's Pedro Chidichimo writes about the importance of protecting the lives of employees, which are one of the most important assets of any company. Based on his experience and market insights, he observes that risk management of people is a leadership responsibility that is best leveraged through 5 key areas, from walking the

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Emergency toilet bags for Dutch rail passengers

26th of October 2011
Emergency toilet bags for Dutch rail passengers

Commuter rail passengers in the Netherlands will now have access to emergency plastic bags if they are caught short while travelling.

Dutch National Railways is equipping its toilet-free trains with bags designed specifically for holding urine for those passengers who are unable to wait.

Company spokesman Edwin van Scherrenburg described the

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Electrostar buys sweeper producer Haaga

25th of October 2011
Electrostar buys sweeper producer Haaga

The parent company of Electrostar, which manufactures Starmix vacuum cleaners and warm air hand dryers, has taken over sweeper producer Haaga. Both companies are based in Germany.

Haaga now becomes part of the Algo Company Group, which comprises nine companies based in Germany, Austria, Malta and Russia. It employs 390 staff and reported a

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Hand hygiene lacking in emergency room corridors

24th of October 2011
Hand hygiene lacking in emergency room corridors

Emergency patients receiving treatment on trolleys or chairs in corridors are at greater risk of contamination from the hands of hospital staff, a new study has shown.

The study revealed that healthcare professionals are far less likely to wash their hands - an essential element of infection control - when the patient is not actually in a

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Don't shake hands... touch elbows!

20th of October 2011
Don't shake hands... touch elbows!

Sealing a business deal with a handshake could be a thing of the past after a leading scientist claims we should keep our hands to ourselves to prevent the the spread of infectious diseases like flu.

Nathan Wolfe, a virus expert at Stanford University in California, suggests we should use a "safe shake" like touching elbows or follow the example

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