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‘Cleaning with your eyes’, that is the basic idea behind the Nordic cleaning standard INSTA 800. The standard was introduced in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland 14 years ago. The new way of working has resulted in improved cleaning quality and higher employee motivation. Petra Sjouwerman reports for ECJ.
“For many years
French reporter Christian Bouzols explains that the number of cleaning companies failing in the country has risen by 16 per cent since 2011, but that on the whole business is improving.
The number of cleaning companies failing in France has risen by 16 per cent in three years. That figure is indeed worrying but is a good reflection of
Italian correspondent Anna Garbagna reports on difficult times in the Sicilian cleaning industry.
The difficulties that many sectors - and the cleaning sector in particular are experiencing are having strong repercussions in a number of Italian regions. This is particularly evident in Sicily, where hundreds of companies and about 50,000 workers
Cleaners, waste collectors and other workers who do heavy physical work should get a free health check every year. That is the aim of the Danish government. ECJ correspondent in Scandinavia Petra Sjouwerman reports.
Do you smoke? Are you overweight? Then it is probably no news that this puts you at risk of developing life-threatening diseases.
Writing exclusively for ECJ, Dr Sandra Meijer of The REACH Centre explores the impact of REACH on industry in practice and discusses strategies and best practice for REACH management.
Most industry sectors have by now managed to get to grips with REACH registration and many companies have successfully met the first two registration deadlines of
Mike Sullivan, managing director of hand hygiene products supplier GOJO Industries - Europe writes his latest hand hygiene blog for the ECJ website.
He reports on the recent Infection Prevention Society (IPS) annual conference in Scotland.