Kimberly-Clark and 3M form healthcare solutions alliance in US

7th of April 2014
Kimberly-Clark and 3M form healthcare solutions alliance in US

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

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Amsterdam Innovation Awards jury meets to choose winners

4th of April 2014
Amsterdam Innovation Awards jury meets to choose winners

The jury of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Award met in Amsterdam earlier this week, where the finalists presented their entries and the panel decided on the winners.

The jury will announce who the lucky winners are on the first day of the exhibition, on May 6 - the exhibition runs from May 6-9 - at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The

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Heated toilet removes the need for toilet paper

3rd of April 2014
Heated toilet removes the need for toilet paper

A new toilet with a built-in bidet function is claimed to eliminate the need for toilet paper.

The Neorest 750H also has a heated seat and a lid that automatically opens and closes. Made by lavatory manufacturer Toto, the 7,200 euros (US$ 10,000) toilet incorporates two stainless-steel spray nozzles that are said to provide "the ultimate in

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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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