ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America keynote speakers announced

29th of July 2016
ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America keynote speakers announced

The organisers of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America exhibition in Chicago this October have announced a line-up of three keynote speakers - former US Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill, comedian Dennis Miller, and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Wednesday October 26, 8.00am - Rob O'Neill is co-founder of Your Grateful Nation, an organisation that provides

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‘Sickness claims fall when office is supplied with hand sanitiser’

28th of July 2016
‘Sickness claims fall when office is supplied with hand sanitiser’

Healthcare claims for cold, flu and respiratory illnesses fell by nearly a quarter in a US office where a hand hygiene programme was implemented.

Alcohol-based hand sanitisers and sanitising wipes were supplied throughout the building and at employees' desks for one group of workers while a control group were given no access to the products.

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Scientists create world's first self-cleaning metals

27th of July 2016
Scientists create world's first self-cleaning metals

Using inspiration from nature, a team of European researchers has harnessed new photonics technology to develop the first fluid-repellent, antibacterial, metal surface. This could lead to self-cleaning saucepans, toilets, and dishwashers they say.

Taking their ideas from defence mechanisms found in plants such as the Lotus leaf, the High

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How to ensure that the cleaning industry is awash with great leaders

26th of July 2016
How to ensure that the cleaning industry is awash with great leaders

Dr Ilham Kadri, president of the Diversey Care division at Sealed Air, writes her latest blog for ECJ. Here, she explains the secret to her success as an effective leader and how she actively encourages the promotion of employee advancement to leadership positions.

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World's worst travel assignment takes in Europe's dirtiest places

25th of July 2016
World's worst travel assignment takes in Europe's dirtiest places

A British travel presenter is in surprisingly good health after being sent on an excursion around Europe - licking its dirtiest and most germ-infested places.

Ian Wright's yucky tour included a trip with his tongue along an escalator handrail; sucking kindergarten toys; licking a handrail on an underground train; drinking from a

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2016 – congratulations to the finalists!

21st of July 2016
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2016 – congratulations to the finalists!

The shortlist of finalists in the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2016 has been announced today. These new awards recognising standards of excellence in the professional cleaning sector Europe-wide launched by ECJ will be presented for the first time on September 29 at a gala dinner in Barcelona.

From almost 100 entries submitted by

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