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.

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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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Dirty UK takeaways and restaurant are a health hazard

24th of June 2013
Dirty UK takeaways and restaurant are a health hazard

Around half of takeaways and restaurants in the UK are putting people at risk by failing to offer satisfactory hygiene levels.

That's according to a report by consumer organisation Which? based on hygiene inspections by local councils across 2,000 postcodes.

It says urgent action is needed to tackle a food poisoning epidemic that has afflicted

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Delhi Metro cleaners to have British Institute of Cleaning Science training

21st of June 2013
Delhi Metro cleaners to have British Institute of Cleaning Science training

The Metro system in New Delhi, India, is to benefit from new investment in the cleaning operation - with the introduction of state-of-the-art machines and formal training of cleaning staff.

The management aims to ensure cleanliness meets international standards so supervisors and teams will receive British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICS)

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Kimberly-Clark rated on ethical companies list

19th of June 2013
Kimberly-Clark rated on ethical companies list

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has been included on the list of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, the New York-based business ethics think-tank.

This is the second time the company has featured, having made its debut last year.

It has also been ranked 18th among the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate

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Spanish town posts dog mess back to offending owners

18th of June 2013
Spanish town posts dog mess back to offending owners

A Spanish town has come up with an ingenious way to keep its streets clean of dog mess - by sending the offending deposits back to the owners in an official box marked 'Lost Property'.

The council of Brunete, a small town near Madrid, launched the campaign to crack down on irresponsible dog owners.

During the course of a week a team of 20

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