Countdown to ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam

2nd of April 2014
Countdown to ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam

There is now just a month to go until ISSA/INTERCLEAN takes place in Amsterdam, from May 6-9. And this year the organisers are promising the biggest show yet, as it celebrates its 25th edition.

"We are working on special ways to mark this great occasion and we promise you a festive 25th birthday event," said Rob den Hertog, Amsterdam RAI's

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US cleaning company ordered to pay $1 million in back wages

1st of April 2014
US cleaning company ordered to pay $1 million in back wages

A US cleaning contractor has been ordered to pay its workers more than 725,000 euros (US$ 1 million) in back wages and damages after it went to extreme lengths to avoid paying its cleaners and housekeepers for overtime.

Ward's Cleaning Services in New England - which provides cleaning staff to hotels and restaurants in the Boston area - issued

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Patient education - crucial for good hand hygiene

31st of March 2014
Patient education - crucial for good hand hygiene

Mike Sullivan, managing director of hand hygiene products supplier GOJO Industries - Europe writes his latest hand hygiene blog for the ECJ website.

The contribution that good hand hygiene practice can make to reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is well-known and widely acknowledged. Over recent years the focus has

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Kimberly-Clark mill scoops sustainability prize

28th of March 2014
Kimberly-Clark mill scoops sustainability prize

A Kimberly-Clark Professional paper mill in France has won a sustainability award in recognition of a project that has significantly reduced chemical discharges.The mill, situated in Villey Saint Etienne in the north-east of the country, received first prize in the Eco-Management category of the Enviro Trophy - a competition organised by the

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Switzerland outranks EU on innovation

27th of March 2014
Switzerland outranks EU on innovation

Switzerland far surpasses the EU when it comes to innovation, new statistics from the European Commission reveal. However it is uncertain how long the country can hold its top spot, as the Swiss continue to distance themselves from the EU.

The results of the report come just weeks after the European Commission announced it would freeze

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Lloyds Bank issues instructions to foreign staff on how to use British toilets

26th of March 2014
Lloyds Bank issues instructions to foreign staff on how to use British toilets

Lloyds Bank in central London has issued instructions telling foreign staff how to use the toilet - featuring details such as 'sit on the toilet - do not stand on it', and 'please flush it with your hand and not your foot'.

With the help of diagrams, workers are shown how to open the door using their hand, and are requested not to leave toilet

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