A paediatric hospital in the US achieved dramatic results after taking a tough stand on hand hygiene among its staff.
The Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio decided drastic action was needed after seeing a spike in hospital-acquired infections. Self-reported surveys indicated that the unit had good hand hygiene standards. But when hospital
The Japanese already have a well-established reputation for their hygienic washrooms. Now they are raising the bar even further with the introduction of 'toilet tissue' for smartphones at Narita International Airport in Tokyo.
Users are invited to pull off a piece of paper from a dispenser next to the regular toilet roll and give their phone
“Hard work won’t kill you,” the saying goes. Well, it might actually. Working long hours can be very bad for your health and trigger a stroke or bring on a heart attack. So why do we do it, asks Hartley Milner.
In Japan, they have a word for it – karoshi, which translates as ‘death by overwork’. And every year,
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Global distribution company Bunzl is to acquire two more businesses in Denmark and France.
Sæbe Compagniet, which is based near Copenhagen, is a distributor of cleaning and hygiene related products - principally in the hotel, restaurant and catering sectors - in Denmark. Completion of the acquisition is subject to clearance of the
Markus Asch, vice chairman of the management board at cleaning solutions manufacturer Kärcher and president of EUnited Cleaning, writes his latest blog for ECJ - taking a look ahead to the new year.
In the coming year digitisation will continue to be a key topic for business progress. For our sector, in particular, it