Office cleaner is still hard at work aged 92

18th of December 2015
Office cleaner is still hard at work aged 92

Said to be the "oldest member of her union by far" is Hazel Ingram who still works as a cleaner in a New York office building despite being 92 years of age.

Ingram has no plans to retire from 575 Madison Avenue where she has worked for the past 60-odd years. However, this is not because she needs the job. "I just love cleaning - I don't know

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The future of outsourcing

17th of December 2015
The future of outsourcing

Last month ISS, IAOP Nordic Chapter and the Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies (CIFS) held ISS Business Forum: the future of outsourcing and perspectives for FM. This took place at what has been called the most effective workplace in the world, according to the Leesman Index - the ISS headquarters in Søborg. In his latest ECJ blog,

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Researchers create ‘magic sponge’ to clean up oil spills

16th of December 2015
Researchers create ‘magic sponge’ to clean up oil spills

Australian researchers claim to have developed a new material that will revolutionise the way in which oil spills are cleaned up in the ocean.

The team from Melbourne's Deakin University has created a sponge that is designed to absorb oil separately from water.

According to study author Professor Ying Chen: "Oil spills are a global problem that

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Werner & Mertz wins Cradle to Cradle prize

15th of December 2015
Werner & Mertz wins Cradle to Cradle prize

Cleaning solutions specialist Werner & Mertz has become the first German provider of sustainable cleaning products to receive the international Cradle to Cradle Products Innovator Award - for its brands green care Professional and Frosch.

The coveted prize from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a non-profit organisation with

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN calls for entries to Amsterdam Innovation Award

14th of December 2015
ISSA/INTERCLEAN calls for entries to Amsterdam Innovation Award

All exhibitors at next May's ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam exhibition are now invited to submit their entries to the Amsterdam Innovation Award.

New products being launched at the event are eligible to enter, with submissions being judged by an independent, international jury. Winners will be announced on the first day ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam,

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‘Dirty surgical instruments pose a major risk to health’

11th of December 2015
‘Dirty surgical instruments pose a major risk to health’

The failure to clean and disinfect clinical instruments properly is the chief risk in emergency care today, claims a US-based patient care body.

And new healthcare technologies can pose further risks to patients if they are used incorrectly, according to the ECRI Institute.

Each year the institute, an independent organisation based in

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