Hand hygiene compliance drops at the end of a healthcare shift

3rd of December 2014
Hand hygiene compliance drops at the end of a healthcare shift

Hospital workers are less likely to wash their hands towards the end of their shift, according to new research.

And the study suggests that this lack of compliance is due to fatigue from the demands of the job.

Researchers analysed three years' worth of hand washing data from more than 4,000 caregivers in 35 hospitals across the US. They

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Kohler introduces odour-eating toilet seat

2nd of December 2014
Kohler introduces odour-eating toilet seat

A company in the USA has introduced a deodorising toilet seat that it says eliminates embarrassing bathroom odors and the need for candles and sprays to cover them up.

A fan hidden in the battery-operated seat developed by Kohler sucks in air and pushes it through an odor-eating carbon filter, followed by an optional scent pack.

The seat turns

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Read ECJ November online now

1st of December 2014
Read ECJ November online now

The November edition of ECJ is now available to read online. As well as latest industry news and reports from around Europe, special reports include:

• Servicing a luxury shopping village

• Waste management

• Hand hygiene - washing with soap and water

• Business - balancing the books with efficient cash flow

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Food manufacturers 'should fund chewing gum clean-up costs'

28th of November 2014
Food manufacturers 'should fund chewing gum clean-up costs'

Chewing gum manufacturers should help to cover the cost of removing "ugly and unsightly" chewing gum from the UK's streets. That's according to the Local Government Association (LGA) which represents over 400 local authorities.

The LGA also says food companies should create products that disintegrate naturally once spat out.

The LGA

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ISSA creates women's forum

27th of November 2014
ISSA creates women's forum

International cleaning trade association ISSA has formed the Hygieia Network, a women's forum with the mission to advance and retain female professionals in all sectors and experience levels within the global cleaning community.

"ISSA is leading this effort to foster the advancement of women in our industry, in direct support of the association's

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ETS study concludes dryers contaminate washrooms

26th of November 2014
ETS study concludes dryers contaminate washrooms

A new study carried out in the UK and funded by the European Tissue Symposium (ETS) has concluded jet air and warm air hand dryers have a greater potential to contaminate washrooms by spreading bacteria into the air and onto bystanders.

Designed and led by expert medical microbiologist Professor Mark Wilcox of University of Leeds and Leeds

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