Australian study shows hand hygiene compliance rates may be overstated

13th of July 2018
Australian study shows hand hygiene compliance rates may be overstated

Medical researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia have discovered that hand hygiene rates in hospital staff drop sharply when humans undertaking compliance monitoring are replaced by machines.

A government-led hand hygiene programme has been running in the country's hospitals for the past eight years, with human auditors

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Free sustainability guide highlights green opportunities

12th of July 2018
Free sustainability guide highlights green opportunities

A free best practice sustainability guide, highlighting both the challenges to and opportunities for the green transformation of businesses, has been launched by Julius Rutherfoord & Co. Entitled ‘A Secure Approach to Workplace Sustainability', the guide highlights practical, green measures and includes a checklist for how businesses can

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2018 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - closing date just days away

11th of July 2018
2018 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - closing date just days away

Have you submitted your entry to the 2018 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards, organised by ECJ? If not, visit the website now at www.echawards.com, choose your categories and complete your entry form. The closing date is next Friday, July 20.

There are 11 categories designed to recognise success and reward excellence in the cleaning and

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Hospital room items left off cleaning list may contain dangerous bacteria

11th of July 2018
Hospital room items left off cleaning list may contain dangerous bacteria

A presentation at the recently Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) in the US highlighted the importance of the cleaning checklists provided to cleaning staff in most hospitals.

Terminal cleaning between patients is pivotal in eliminating contamination. At Summit Health, a hospital in

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Brexit drives skilled workers from UK

10th of July 2018
Brexit drives skilled workers from UK

Skilled European workers played a crucial role in lifting Britain out of its economic doldrums, contributing billions of pounds each year in much-needed tax revenues. Since the Brexit vote, however, they have been leaving in droves. Hartley Milner looks at the impact of the exodus on one of the UK’s world-leading sectors.

Britain’s

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Airport cleaning - how to be the world’s best

9th of July 2018
Airport cleaning - how to be the world’s best

A Japanese airport recently hit the headlines when a staff member was pictured dusting off pieces of luggage on a baggage carousel. This is just one example of how dedicated Japanese people are to maintaining their environment and keeping it clean. ECJ correspondent Bobbie van der List visited the cleanest airport in the world – Haneda in

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