Watchful eyes and a clean smell could reduce hospital infections

4th of January 2016
Watchful eyes and a clean smell could reduce hospital infections

A picture of a man's staring eyes and a clean, citrusy smell have been found to significantly boost hand hygiene in hospitals, according to a new study.

This discovery was made by a US-UK team who used insights from behavioural science in an attempt to improve hospital hand hygiene compliance.

The study was launched to address poor hand hygiene

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Happy New Year from ECJ

31st of December 2015
Happy New Year from ECJ

As 2015 draws to a close, we wish all our readers a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

And we look forward to welcoming you to the ECJ site in 2016.

 

 

 

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Almost all cleaning industry students in Finland find jobs

30th of December 2015
Almost all cleaning industry students in Finland find jobs

Latest statistics show that 98 per cent of people studying to enter the cleaning and hygiene sector in Finland become employed.

Many are moving into the cleaning sector from other trades as the industry has achieved a more professional image and standing, and as there is increasing use of technology and better equipment.

Lea Vielmaa, for

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Cleaning company wins Loo of the Year award

29th of December 2015
Cleaning company wins Loo of the Year award

Cleaning company We Clean won the Overall Tork Loo of the Year Award at the Loo of the Year Awards annual ceremony recently. This is the first time in the awards' 28-year history that a cleaning company has taken the top prize and was in recognition of being awarded Platinum Awards for every one of its entries.

We Clean was also awarded the

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Hand hygiene - a change will do you good

28th of December 2015
Hand hygiene - a change will do you good

Trudi Osborne, marketing and communications manager at hand dryer manufacturer Airdri, explains how people not washing their hands properly, or at all, requires a new approach if we are to improve hand hygiene.

It is widely accepted that unclean hands are a major source of infection but surveys regularly show that a significant number of people

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Vectair Systems honoured as International Green World Ambassadors

28th of December 2015
Vectair Systems honoured as International Green World Ambassadors

UK-based air freshening systems specialist Vectair Systems has been honoured as an International Green World Ambassador at a special ceremony at the Houses of Parliament in London.

This recognition comes as a result of the environmental success of its V-Air SOLID multi-phasing air freshener with sub-micron technology, which has won an

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