Americans seek a no-touch washroom

12th of March 2015
Americans seek a no-touch washroom

A large number of Americans are fastidious about touching the surfaces in public washrooms, according to a study.

The survey revealed that 57 per cent of Americans prefer to operate the toilet flusher with their foot rather than use their hands. Meanwhile, 55 per cent said they used a paper towel to avoid touching the door handle directly.

And

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Spring cleaning linked to guest satisfaction

11th of March 2015
Spring cleaning linked to guest satisfaction

A pan-European study of over 4,000 respondents commissioned by P&G Professional has revealed 97 per cent of hospitality guests felt that cleanliness is the most important factor when choosing a restaurant, café, bar or hotel - more important than cost, service, location and little perks.

The European study also found if hospitality

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Read ECJ February/March online now

9th of March 2015
Read ECJ February/March online now

The February/March edition of ECJ is now available to read online. As well as latest industry news and reports from around Europe, special reports include:

•  Cleaning aircraft at Heathrow

• Is Ebola a risk for Europe?

• Survey - washrooms around the world

• Focus on scrubber dryers

• Business - joining the apps

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Robot vacuum cleaner ‘eats’ woman's hair

4th of March 2015
Robot vacuum cleaner ‘eats’ woman's hair

Taking a nap on the floor while her robot vacuum cleaner took care of the housework turned out to be a bad idea for a South Korean resident.

She woke up in agony when the vacuum began sucking up her hair.

The vacuum stopped running a few minutes later and the unnamed 52-year-old was able to call the fire department of Changwon city where she

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‘Food staff should make hygiene decisions for themselves’: senator

2nd of March 2015
‘Food staff should make hygiene decisions for themselves’: senator

A US senator has suggested that restaurant employees should not be coerced into washing their hands after toilet visits.

And when referring to food preparation staff, North Carolina senator Thom Tillis provoked a row by saying: "Let them decide such issues".

Tillis, who opposes widespread regulation on businesses, made the comments during a

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Hand hygiene increases incidence of dermatitis among healthcare workers

27th of February 2015
Hand hygiene increases incidence of dermatitis among healthcare workers

A new study from The University of Manchester in the UK has revealed that the incidence of dermatitis has increased 4.5 times in healthcare workers following increased hand hygiene as a drive to reduce infections such as MRSA has taken hold.

Researchers from the University's Institute of Population Health studied reports voluntarily submitted by

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