CDC updates its COVID-19 cleaning guidance for homes and workplaces

16th of April 2021
CDC updates its COVID-19 cleaning guidance for homes and workplaces

Regular surface cleaning with soap and detergent is generally sufficient to reduce the spread of COVID-19, according to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

However, more frequent cleaning or disinfection may be recommended in areas occupied by people who are at greater risk of severe illness as well as in places

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Looking back on a difficult year - Italy's cleaning sector

15th of April 2021
Looking back on a difficult year - Italy's cleaning sector

The latest figures for product sales in Italy have been published. Anna Garbagna tells us more.

The annual Professional Cleaning Sector Survey (July-November), carried out by Afidamp with Cerved ON, which puts the emphasis on market, sales and  prospects for the manufacturing sector, was for the first time supported by a survey which

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A critical view of façade coatings

14th of April 2021
A critical view of façade coatings

Dutch correspondent John Griep examines the claims made by façade coating manufacturers.

For cleaning companies, applying façade coatings provides an extra opportunity in their service offering. This is why more and more commercial façade coating offerings are available, with and without nanoclaim.

Do these coatings work in

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A better life for cleaners

13th of April 2021
A better life for cleaners

Cleaning our buildings, facilities, streets and pavements is a crucial job – but often an unrewarding one. ECJ finds out what is being done by international bodies and individual companies to improve the cleaner’s lot.

At its worst, cleaning can be hazardous, tedious and soul-destroying. It can also be exhausting and back-breaking and

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Offshore cleaners on deck in Norway

12th of April 2021
Offshore cleaners on deck in Norway

Take a trip offshore to meet an unusual breed of cleaners with Scandinavian reporter Lotte Printz.

Like most workplaces, offshore oil-drilling platforms have not escaped new tasks and cleaning protocols brought along by the COVID-19 pandemic. Naturally, changes like these take some getting used to, but for the Norwegian global energy company

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Hygiene in healthcare - is it all about COVID?

9th of April 2021
Hygiene in healthcare - is it all about COVID?

Outbreaks of MRSA, c.difficile, the norovirus and other hospital-acquired infections used to dominate the healthcare news. But references to such once-common conditions have disappeared virtually overnight. Are they no longer an issue - or has the advent of COVID-19 eclipsed them, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Every winter, the news used to be filled with

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