The ‘health’ in health & safety

25th of September 2015
The ‘health’ in health & safety

ECJ has a new correspondent in the UK, Lynn Webster. In her first column she focuses on the issue of health and well-being in the workplace.

Open any newspaper or glossy magazine, check what’s trending on social media, or tune into a selection of television channels and what do you find? Medically proven routes to healthy living, fad diets,

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Richmond Council sets up toilet scheme for Rugby World Cup

24th of September 2015
Richmond Council sets up toilet scheme for Rugby World Cup

A West London local authority is taking a pro-active approach in a bid to prevent street urination during the Rugby World Cup this autumn.

Richmond Council has signed up around 70 businesses to a Community Toilet Scheme. The council covers the area around Twickenham Stadium where several of the tournament's matches are being played.

"The

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Dutch government policy affects cleaning sector

23rd of September 2015
Dutch government policy affects cleaning sector

The Dutch government has decided to insource a number of facilities services, reports Nico Lemmens.

The Dutch government has decided to insource a number of facility services, among which catering and cleaning. This remarkable policy has been proposed by the socialist government party. As explained in earlier editions, this policy is aimed at

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The dirtiest part of a plane? It's right in front of you

22nd of September 2015
The dirtiest part of a plane? It's right in front of you

What do you believe to be the dirtiest part of a plane? And no, it's not the toilet. Actually an evaluation of germs per square inch on different surfaces in airports and on planes found that the average tray table harbours nearly 20 times more bacteria than the aircraft toilet flush.

Travel website Travelmath.com sent a microbiologist to take

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Healthcare workers miss key areas when using hand sanitisers

21st of September 2015
Healthcare workers miss key areas when using hand sanitisers

More than half of healthcare workers commonly miss key areas of their hands when applying hand sanitiser, a new study has found.

Researchers discovered that fewer than 40 per cent of clinicians apply sanitiser to their thumbs. The fingertips and backs of hands were also among the top three most frequently-missed areas.

The team of researchers in

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Special ECJ Hygiene for Health supplement - read online now!

17th of September 2015
Special ECJ Hygiene for Health supplement - read online now!

The special ECJ supplement Hygiene for Health is now available to read online.

The professional cleaning sector plays a vital role in maintaining health and wellbeing in so many different applications - professional kitchens, the leisure industry, travel and tourism, in the workplace and in the healthcare sector itself.

Hygiene for Health takes

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