‘HAIs may occur due to germs you bring in hospital with you’

4th of July 2017
‘HAIs may occur due to germs you bring in hospital with you’

The most dangerous germs in the hospital may be the ones you bring in with you, according to a new study.

US researchers from the University of Chicago in Illinois took swabs from more than 250 patients when they arrived at hospital for treatment. Swabs were also taken from the patients' immediate environment and from the nurses and doctors with

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Industry to gather in Berlin for WFBSC congress

3rd of July 2017
Industry to gather in Berlin for WFBSC congress

Markus Asch, vice chairman of the management board at cleaning solutions manufacturer Kärcher and president of EUnited Cleaning, writes his latest blog for ECJ. He looks ahead to the forthcoming World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) congress in Berlin from September 18-20.

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ISSA announces partnerships worldwide

3rd of July 2017
ISSA announces partnerships worldwide

Worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA, which has its headquarters in the USA, has announced a number of developments.

In South Africa it has formed a joint ownership agreement with the CleantexPulire exhibition organiser e-squared publications to collaboratively administer and promote future events.

The partners say this new relationship

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London Underground to be deep-cleaned following superbugs warning

30th of June 2017
London Underground to be deep-cleaned following superbugs warning

Further to reports last month that the London Underground is a "hotbed of bacteria" where nine of the world's most dangerous superbugs are flourishing, the network is to be deep-cleaned every night this summer.

The move is part of air quality improvement measures announced by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. The intensified cleaning regime is

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WFBSC Berlin congress - early bird discount ends soon

29th of June 2017
WFBSC Berlin congress - early bird discount ends soon

Delegates registering for the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) congress in Berlin this September can save €300 by doing so before July 27 thanks to the special early bird rate.

Cleaning in a Digital World - with its impact on processes, people and technology - will be the central focus of the programme which takes

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Hot-desking offices have dirtier desks, says study

28th of June 2017
Hot-desking offices have dirtier desks, says study

A study by Initial Washroom Hygiene has found that hot-desking workplaces may be less hygienic than those with fixed-desks, increasing the risk of cross-contamination and the spread of colds and viruses, such as Norovirus.

Hot-desking, where employees don't have one fixed workstation but switch desks every day, has become increasingly popular in

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