Sicilian cleaning sector at risk

31st of October 2014
Sicilian cleaning sector at risk

Italian correspondent Anna Garbagna reports on difficult times in the Sicilian cleaning industry.

The difficulties that many sectors - and the cleaning sector in particular are experiencing are having strong repercussions in a number of Italian regions. This is particularly evident in Sicily, where hundreds of companies and about 50,000 workers

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Health check investment for Danish cleaners

30th of October 2014
Health check investment for Danish cleaners

Cleaners, waste collectors and other workers who do heavy physical work should get a free health check every year. That is the aim of the Danish government. ECJ correspondent in Scandinavia Petra Sjouwerman reports.

Do you smoke? Are you overweight? Then it is probably no news that this puts you at risk of developing life-threatening diseases.

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REACH strategies for management

29th of October 2014
REACH strategies for management

Writing exclusively for ECJ, Dr Sandra Meijer of The REACH Centre explores the impact of REACH on industry in practice and discusses strategies and best practice for REACH management.

Most industry sectors have by now managed to get to grips with REACH registration and many companies have successfully met the first two registration deadlines of

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Infection Prevention Society event celebrates infection prevention excellence

29th of October 2014
Infection Prevention Society event celebrates infection prevention excellence

Mike Sullivan, managing director of hand hygiene products supplier GOJO Industries - Europe writes his latest hand hygiene blog for the ECJ website.

He reports on the recent Infection Prevention Society (IPS) annual conference in Scotland.

Read it here

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Woman awarded 28,000 euros after falling off her own toilet

28th of October 2014
Woman awarded 28,000 euros after falling off her own toilet

An Irish woman has been awarded 28,000 euros in compensation after she fell off the toilet in her own home. Isabela O'Sullivan was injured when a tile fell close to her while she was using the toilet of her Dublin home in September 2011. She got such a fright that she fell forward, injuring her right knee.

Barrister William Martin Smith

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New app keeps an eye on cleaning staff

27th of October 2014
New app keeps an eye on cleaning staff

A new website and app designed in New Zealand would allow greater monitoring of cleaners by their clients. But a trades union has warned warned an "extreme level" of monitoring could lead to unrealistic expectations on cleaning staff.

Developers Kenneth Ho and Charles La say they have launched spongehero.co.nz to address shortcomings within the

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