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Australian offices are breeding grounds for germs, with poor workplace hygiene costing businesses up to 537 million euros in lost wages each year, new research suggests.
A survey conducted by Initial Hygiene found the hygiene habits of Australian workers are low, leading to one in six workers falling ill from poor office cleanliness
The Equality and Human Rights Commission in the UK is calling for evidence from commercial cleaning firms and cleaners as part of an in-depth examination into recruitment and employment practices in the industry.
The two-year project will aim to raise awareness of human rights and equality responsibilities among businesses in the sector and
The November edition of ECJ is now available at the ECJ website. Highlights include a special report on hand hygiene, a case study about hospital cleaning and a focus on high pressure cleaners.
The European Commission is to adopt criteria on delivering an ecolabel to toilets and urinals. The decision comes after years of efforts by experts working for the European Commission's environment directorate, as well as "stakeholders" studying "user behaviour" and "best practices".
"The primary aim of establishing criteria for toilets etc, is
People who wash their hands after failing at a task feel more optimistic than those who do not, new research has found. But this optimism may be misplaced according to the University of Cologne study.
Nearly 100 people were asked to attempt an impossible task, after which some were asked to wash their hands. All participants were then quizzed on
The organisers of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN series of professional cleaning exhibitions have launched a new event - ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul. The show will take place from September 25-27 2014 at the WOW Convention Centre in Istanbul, Turkey.
The inaugural show is being launched thanks to a collaboration between ISSA, Amsterdam RAI, Turkish cleaning