The implications of poor hand hygiene on a local, global and national scale were considered at a recent conference held in London.
More than 60 delegates from cleaning and hygiene companies, hospital trusts, local authorities and retail giants attended the event which was hosted by the Royal Society for Public Health.
The conference took the
The dangers of window cleaning have been highlighted in a recent spate of accidents in the UK and on the North American continent.
Toronto firefighters were called out in March to help a stranded window cleaner whose hair had become caught in a descending rope line.
The unnamed woman was suspended by her hair outside the windows of a downtown
The need to prevent and control healthcare-acquired infections is said to be boosting the hand hygiene market in Western Europe.
Outbreaks of norovirus and avian flu over the past five years have highlighted the importance of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of diseases.
A paper entitled: Hand Hygiene Market in Western Europe published by
Domestic toilets are being rented out to festival-goers in the US in a bid to solve the twin problems of loo shortages and public urination.
Airpnp, a service said to offer a legal alternative to urinating in public, was tried out for the first time at this year's annual Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans.
Founders Max Gaudin and Travis
Floor care solutions company Tennant, based in the USA, has won a 2013 GOOD DESIGN Award for the industrial design of its T12 compact ride-on scrubber.
GOOD DESIGN is one of the oldest and most recognised awards for design excellence worldwide and is organised annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with
Kimberly-Clark's health care unit and the 3M infection prevention division in the USA have formed an alliance to deliver surgical and infection prevention solutions to hospitals and healthcare facilities in the USA.
"At Kimberly-Clark, we have long admired 3M's track record of innovation. This relationship presents the opportunity to offer a more