Rubbermaid Commercial Products launches survey to examine impact of COVID-19

11th of March 2021
Rubbermaid Commercial Products launches survey to examine impact of COVID-19

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) has launched Changing Workplaces, a research programme to investigate the complex changes the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred in workplaces and facilities across Europe. The first stage is a survey which it would like ECJ readers to take part in.

The survey asks businesses how their facility has evolved its

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September date for BICSc Awards

10th of March 2021
September date for BICSc Awards

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) has launched its awards for 2021, with the ceremony due to take place on September 30 in Birmingham.

BICSc is hopeful of being able to host a live event at the Forest of Arden Hotel & Spa. If not, it will be online. The plan is to host a lunch this year, a change to the gala dinner of previous

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Poisonings due to improper alcohol hand gel use increase by 900 per cent

9th of March 2021
Poisonings due to improper alcohol hand gel use increase by 900 per cent

In Spain, there was an increase in accidental poisonings due to improper use of alcohol hand gels of 900 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019. That's according to the National Institute of Toxicology and Forensic Sciences (INTCF), as reported by Empresa & Limpieza.

Of those poisonings over 84 per cent were oral; seven per cent via

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Customers to 'boycott businesses with poor hygiene reputation'

8th of March 2021
Customers to 'boycott businesses with poor hygiene reputation'

Almost two-thirds of British people (65.1 per cent) will boycott restaurants, bars, pubs or hotels with a poor reputation for hygiene and infection control. This comes as many businesses prepare to open their doors following the latest national lockdown measures.

That's according to research conducted by infection control specialist JLA, which

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Read latest edition of ECJ online now

4th of March 2021
Read latest edition of ECJ online now

The February/March edition of ECJ is now available to read on the website.

Highlights include:

• European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - set to return in April 2022

• Healthcare hygiene - is it all about COVID?

• Business - the negative interest debate

• Workforce - a better life for cleaners

• Sustainability - the

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South Africa’s hospital cleaners at the front of the queue for the vaccine

24th of February 2021
South Africa’s hospital cleaners at the front of the queue for the vaccine

Hospital cleaners in Cape Town will be among the first healthcare workers to be inoculated when the Covid-19 vaccine is rolled out.

A union-led campaign helped to clinch the decision to extend the vaccine roll-out to cover household and cleaning staff along with medical workers.

Nehawu's Western Cape provincial secretary Eric Kweleta said: "We

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