Updating school cleaning norms

13th of November 2015
Updating school cleaning norms

As Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports from Germany, there are new standards for school cleaning.

10 years after the first edition of DIN (Deutsche Industrie Norm ~ German Industry Standards) 77 400 – ‘Cleaning services for school premises’ has been completely revisited. The new edition of DIN standards work redefines cleaning

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New group chief operating officer, global operations at ISS

13th of November 2015
New group chief operating officer, global operations at ISS

Global facility services provider ISS has appointed Martin Gaarn Thomsen as its group chief operating officer, global operations. Gaarn Thomsen has been with the company since 1999 and has most recently served as country manager of Denmark.

Jeff Gravenhorst, group ceo commented: "This is a very important position at our executive group management

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Looking ahead to ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2016

12th of November 2015
Looking ahead to ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2016

The organiser of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2016 exhibition taking place next May has dedicated the show to the theme 'Networking and Innovation'. In line with that there will be a number of new developments in terms of how the event is staged, says Amsterdam RAI.

Already confirmed to fill more of the RAI’s exhibition halls than ever

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US college students ‘lax about washing their hands’

11th of November 2015
US college students ‘lax about washing their hands’

More than 50 per cent of students tested on a US college campus were found to have large amounts of different types of bacteria on their hands.

The aim of the study - carried out at the University of Findlay in Ohio - was to consider the link between hand hygiene and illness.

Study author Xu Lu and his team swabbed the hands of 224 student

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Night cleaners deficient in vitamin D

10th of November 2015
Night cleaners deficient in vitamin D

Does a vitamin D deficiency detected among evening and night shift cleaners in Norway give cause for concern? ECJ reporter Lotte Printz investigates.

Cleaners in Norway working night and evening shifts for facilities services company ISS may receive a special kind of supplement soon.

Unfortunately – you could say – this supplement

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Fighting infection - a matter of life and death

9th of November 2015
Fighting infection - a matter of life and death

Fighting infections truly is a matter of life and death. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that at any given time, of every 100 hospitalised patients, seven in developed countries and 10 in developing countries will acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI).1 Tragically that means every year, HAIs kill 16,000,000

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