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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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Dirty London

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Faecal bacteria and life threatening superbugs found on London’s public transport Taxi insurers, Staveley Head, partnered with London Metropolitan University to put London’s transport under the microscope. The results are quite scary. One hundred and twenty-one different types of bacteria and mould ...

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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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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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Bacteria, but not as you know it

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Cleanliness is not something normally associated with university life. If you’ve ever set foot in a student house, you’ll know that coursework and cider take priority over cleaning. However, universities are still legally required to responsibly manage the wastewater they ...

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Expect the uninfected

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When it comes to infections we are constantly told that prevention is better than cure. CHT investigates what steps can be taken to make sure you don’t have an outbreak in your workplace So first of all, what is an ...

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Scientists inspired by the Lotus leaf create world’s first self-cleaning metals

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Using inspiration from nature, a team of European researchers have harnessed new photonics technology to develop the first fluid-repellent, antibacterial, metal surface taking us a step closer to self-cleaning saucepans, toilets, and dishwashers. Taking their ideas from defence mechanisms found in ...

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Study reveals best practice hand washing technique for bacteria removal

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New research demonstrates that the six-step hand-hygiene technique recommended by the World Health Organisation is superior to a three-step method suggested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in reducing bacteria on healthcare workers’ hands.  The study ...

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Scrub Up!

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Chrissie Rowlinson, product marketing manager at Cannon Hygiene UK, explains why having the proper facilities to encourage effective washroom hygiene can reduce absence rates and impact productivity The second biggest cause of absenteeism in the workplace is minor illnesses such ...

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