Inventor's hand dryer judged world's best after suicide

1st of July 2013
Inventor's hand dryer judged world's best after suicide

A bankrupt inventor in the UK committed suicide without realising the hand dryer he had invented had been hailed the world's best.

Peter Williams, the inventor of the Vortex hand dryer - now marketed by Savortex - was struggling with heavy debts and died months before his device was judged by Guinness World Records to be the world's most energy

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Growth in furtive telecom scams trade

28th of June 2013
Growth in furtive telecom scams trade

Telecom scams are a growing threat to businesses, with criminals deploying ever more sneaky tools and tactics. Hartley Milner looks at some tricks of the fraudster’s furtive trade and how to avoid falling victim to them.

The cold-caller’s patter went something like this… “Am I speaking to Mr Miller?” “Well,

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Snapshot of the cleaning industry in France

27th of June 2013
Snapshot of the cleaning industry in France

A survey has been conducted by the French cleaning association into the state of the industry, reports Christian Bouzols, ECJ correspondent.

The Fédération des Entreprises de Propreté - the French contract cleaning association - has published a survey showing the major developments taking place in the French cleaning

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Denmark's invisible cleaners

26th of June 2013
Denmark's invisible cleaners

ECJ Scandinavian correspondent, Petra Sjouwerman examines the results of a recent Danish research project amongst immigrant cleaners.

Improvement of the psychosocial working environment among immigrants and migrant workers in cleaning jobs is possible, according to Danish researchers from the National Research Centre for the Working Environment

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Read ECJ June/July online now!

25th of June 2013
Read ECJ June/July online now!

The June/July edition of ECJ is now online.

Special features include hygiene in food preparation, Austria focus, software and information technology, and chemical dispensing systems.

Click here to read it now

 

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Occupational hazards in Germany

24th of June 2013
Occupational hazards in Germany

ECJ’s correspondent in Germany Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports on occupational health statistics.

In 2009 occupational disability caused an estimated loss of 1.3 million man-years which means a gross loss of 75 billion euros, taking into account that all employees create value with their work.

Good news first: occupational safety is

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