The workplace is a breeding ground for bacteria and any contagion will quickly spread in a busy office, institution or factory. Ann Laffeaty looks at the implications of an outbreak at work and asks whether employers and staff could be doing anything more to keep their workplace safe.
Anyone who works in an office will recognise the scenario. One
An increasing number of people travel abroad these days whether on holiday, on business or to visit friends and family. Ann Laffeaty looks at the hygiene issues involved when venturing to other countries and finds out where in the world you are most likely to fall ill - and whether you can do anything to prevent it.
A mere 50 years ago it
A trip to a hotel or restaurant is often an expensive treat, and should therefore be a pleasurable experience. But your pleasure will quickly turn to outrage if it makes you ill. Ann Laffeaty looks at the implications of outbreaks in the leisure industry – both to the unlucky guest and to the reputation of the venue concerned.
Well-being is crucial to everyone in all walks of life – and it’s as important in the workplace as it is in our personal lives. Continuity and consistency are key, but the spread of illness can place a strain on resource and operations.
Mike Sullivan, managing director of GOJO Industries Europe, explains how employers and facility
Although the number of cases of foodborne illnesses across the EU has been decreasing steadily in recent years according to latest figures, there is still much work to be done. All businesses involved in preparing and serving food must have a proactive approach to food safety and hygiene in order to prevent problems before they occur.
Dan Koval found inspiration for his latest entrepreneurial venture while sitting in a hotel room, watching a cleaning attendant struggle with back pain.
"I could tell the woman's back was hurting from the way she was moving," Koval told BusinessWest in the US. "She told me she had just returned to work after taking nine months off for a back