Cleaning is the key to a safe and healthy workplace

23rd of April 2014
Cleaning is the key to a safe and healthy workplace

Torsten Deutzmann - strategic business unit director of Unger Professional Worldwide and managing director of Unger Europe - writes his latest exclusive blog for ECJ.

Workforce well-being is an issue that all responsible employers take seriously. Looking after workplaces, and the people that work in them, makes sense across the board:

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WFBSC New York meet success

23rd of April 2014
WFBSC New York meet success

The picture shows an industry panel discussion during the recent World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) congress in New York City, USA.

Contractors and industry leaders from around the world gathered to attend presentations from some of the USA’s leading business speakers, and speeches by cleaning sector experts.

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Pillow sanitising machine is aimed at hospitals and hotels

22nd of April 2014
Pillow sanitising machine is aimed at hospitals and hotels

A pillow-sanitising machine that uses ozone to neutralise dust mites, bacteria, viruses, fungi and pollen particles has just been introduced.

The Sanipill machine is aimed at hospitals and other environments where pillows are generally shared. It was launched following a study at St Bart's Hospital in London in which 30 different types of bugs

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ISS France awarded Trophy of Employment

17th of April 2014
ISS France awarded Trophy of Employment

The French Unemployment Office has rewarded ISS for its recruitment policy with disabled workers, with a Trophy of Employment. This recognises the initiatives taken during a disability forum held in Lyon, a recruitment drive resulting in the selection of 30 disabled candidates.

In September 2013, job coordinator at ISS France Erwan Plouhinec

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Conference looks at hand hygiene from new angles

16th of April 2014
Conference looks at hand hygiene from new angles

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

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Window cleaners face peril

15th of April 2014
Window cleaners face peril

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

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