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Fighting bacteria & germs in the workplace with wellbeing initiatives

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

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

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

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

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!

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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Workplace Trends

How has the typical workplace changed in the past 25 years and what impact has this had on health and hygiene? Charlotte Boniface from Tork manufacturer SCA considers the effects that trends such as hot-desking, new technology and the diminishing ...

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Listless Meals

Listeria is a foodborne organism causing various diseases in humans. It is hardy, resisting heat, cold and various chemicals. Its incubation period can take up to 60 days, it’s present in many food types and it’s at the root of ...

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