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Is Norovirus now the ‘summer vomiting bug’?

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The outbreak of Norovirus at the World Athletics Championships in London is the latest in a spate of reports of the ‘winter vomiting bug’ making an unseasonal appearance. Traditionally associated with the colder winter months, the highly infectious illness has ...

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Social Enterprise launches new eco-foaming hand wash

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New Honey Blossom Eco Foaming Hand Wash from the Social Enterprise, CLARITY, is launched into large organisations and the government to support the employment of blind, disabled and otherwise disadvantaged people. Developed in co-operation with the Cabinet Office and Interserve, ...

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Hot or Not? Hot-desking offices have dirtier desks, study finds

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Study by Initial Washroom Hygiene finds microbiological activity is 18 per cent higher in hot-desking office environments A study released today (21 June) by Initial Washroom Hygiene has found that hot-desking workplaces may be less hygienic than those with fixed-desks, ...

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Importance of hand hygiene should not be overlooked by businesses

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Hand hygiene is no new phenomenon. The importance of good practice in this area has been well documented over the years, but despite this it continues to challenge businesses as one of the leading contributors to ill-health in the workplace. ...

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Creating the perfect washroom experience

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By Dr Peter Barratt, Technical Manager, Initial Washroom Hygiene Providing clean and pleasant washroom facilities for staff or customers is essential for businesses. A positive washroom experience plays a crucial role in maintaining employee wellbeing, and even shaping your business’ ...

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Promoting healthy workplaces

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Something as simple as increasing the frequency and effectiveness of hand washing can have a big impact on the wellbeing of a workforce and even help to reduce absenteeism, says Mike Sullivan, managing director of GOJO Industries-Europe Sometimes the smallest ...

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Fighting bacteria & germs in the workplace with wellbeing initiatives

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Thirty-one million work days were lost to minor illnesses like coughs and colds last year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). That’s the equivalent of 84,934 years. It’s an increase on the previous year. Between 2014 and 2015, the ...

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Hands-on hygiene

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Good hand hygiene plays a crucial role in helping to reduce the spread of infections. Mike Sullivan, managing director of GOJO Industries-Europe Ltd explores the options at your fingertips Research shows that one out of four people who use the ...

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Keeping workers’ skin protected, and healthy

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A structured skin care programme for the workplace should not only provide handwashing opportunities. Creams are as important if facility managers are to keep the skin of workers protected, and heathy. Paul Jakeway, marketing director at Deb, explains Whether it’s eating, ...

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New study flushes out washroom habits in the workplace

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Initial Washroom Hygiene, has found that a third of UK workers admit to being on their smartphone while using the toilet, and almost one in 12 even consume food and drink there, leading to major concerns about the spread of ...

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