Michel de Bruin, ceo of Netherlands-based microfibre specialist Greenspeed, has been appointed to the position of vice-chairman of the ISSA European Council.
De Bruin will also continue to represent the interests of the Benelux region on the industry association's council.
He commented on his appointment: "ISSA has much to offer everyone in all
A new mobile technology is attempting to solve the longstanding problem of ensuring proper hand hygiene in hospitals to reduce infection rates.
Nurses and physicians in at least one hospital owned by Intermountain Healthcare, a healthcare system based in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, are wearing specially designed smart watches that show whether
Doctors and nurses wash their hands less often as their shift progresses, increasing the risk they will spread infections among their patients, a study warns.
Tired and busy staff concentrate on their medical duties and see hand hygiene as a 'low priority'. And the more stress and workload, the less compliance with the rules.
Hengchen Dai of the
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have reported potentially serious consequences of long-term exposure to the antimicrobial triclosan in a study published by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The study suggests that triclosan causes liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice through
During the recent ISSA/Interclean USA exhibition in Orlando, the 2014 Innovation Awards were presented in five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services & Technology, and Supplies. Industry professionals voted to choose the winners.
3M took the prize in the Cleaning Agents category for its Scotchgard Resilient Floor
In what could be described as the ultimate specialist cleaning task, around 100 particle physicists recently donned hard hats and backpack vacuums and set to work on cleaning the Large Hadron Collider.
The eight-storey magnetic chamber - which is the size of the Notre Dame Cathedral - needs to be completely cleared of all extraneous bolts, dust,