ISSA sponsors ECJ Distributor Focus

17th of September 2012
ISSA sponsors ECJ Distributor Focus

ECJ has published a special supplement dedicated to the cleaning industry's distributors and the issues they face in running their businesses successfully in today's changing market - Distributor Focus.

Distributor Focus is sponsored by the global industry association ISSA, which has its headquarters in the USA. Executive director John Garfinkel

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Final call for Healthy Workplaces Campaign partners

17th of September 2012
Final call for Healthy Workplaces Campaign partners

The EU Agency for Safety and Health at Work is calling for official partners to its Healthy Workplace Campaign 2012-13. Pan-European and international organisations and enterprises eager to support managers, workers and their representatives are being invited to work together for risk prevention and health promotion in the workplace.

EU-OSHA

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Ecover buys Method

14th of September 2012
Ecover buys Method

Sustainable cleaning solutions specialist Ecover, which has its headquarters in Belgium, has acquired US-based Method - a leader in plant friendly and design driven home, fabric and personal care products.

The two companies say they are joining forces on a mission to 'make green the new normal' - both have their roots in the use of plant-based

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Surgical gloves ‘discourage doctors from washing hands’

13th of September 2012
Surgical gloves ‘discourage doctors from washing hands’

Doctors who wear surgical gloves are around 30 per cent less likely to wash their hands, according to a consultant.

And the belief that gloves provide a sterile barrier between doctor and patient is no more than a delusion, he adds.

"What most people don't realise is that bacteria can travel through plastic gloves," said Dr Sheldon Stone, a

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Bigger is better, says EU study

12th of September 2012
Bigger is better, says EU study

Large companies contribute disproportionately more to a country's economic performance than smaller ones, according to a new EU-funded survey.

Bigger corporations are more productive, they pay higher wages, enjoy higher profits, and are more successful in international markets, said the report by European Firms in a Global Economy (EFIGE), an

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Germs lurking in children's lunch box says study

11th of September 2012
Germs lurking in children's lunch box says study

Mothers may earn top marks when it comes to teaching their children good hygiene practices but a study by Lysol and the Global Hygiene Council reveals they could do more to safeguard against bacteria hotspots in schools, especially at lunch time.

The 2012 Lysol Back to School Study surveyed 14,000 mothers of five- to 12-year-olds across 14

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