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Bundled strategies tackle MDROs

Bundled strategies tackle MDROs

By Greg Whiteley* “MRSA rates of Cross Infection are being bought under control in the USA and are dropping for the first time in 15 years.” That was the message from Professor Robert Weinstein of Chicago at the recent Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America held in Atlanta, Georgia, last…

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ISS Facility Services uses technology in fight against HAIs

ISS, one of the world’s biggest providers of service solutions for the healthcare industry, uses flexibility, innovation and best practices to match customer needs. Recently, focus has been on reducing Hospital Acquired Infections For a number of years ISS, one of the world’s biggest facility service companies, has focused on…

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Regulation-free green zone

In a regulation-free zone, suppliers need to show leadership

By Bridget Gardner* Green products are defined as “those that have less of an impact on the environment or are less detrimental to human health that traditional equivalents”. So is it illegal to call a product green if it isn’t? Absolutely. Making a false or misleading ‘green’ claim contravenes the…

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European cleaners under pressure

ETUI report on cleaners ‘under pressure’

A report published early November by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) considers the challenges to be overcome in improving the safety and health of cleaners and examines actions taken to achieve this goal. It notes that the European cleaning industry bodies representing both employers and workers are leading the…

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RapidClean 2010 conference

RapidClean upping the marketing ante

Capitalising on their marketplace points of difference, RapidClean members will be supported by a strong portfolio of marketing initiatives that are not only practical but also very achievable. Addressing his first annual general meeting and conference as general manager, Bruce Lees emphasised the need for all members and suppliers to…

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Eclipse upbeat about 2011

Through ongoing R&D, Eclipse upbeat about 2011 prospects

With significant research and development having taken place at Amano Pioneer Eclipse’s Sparta US headquarters, Eclipse Floor Solutions (EFS) is upbeat about its 2011 sales and marketshare prospects.  “We finished 2010 with strong across-the-board sales and with new products in the pipeline – this will be a strong year for…

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Tennant stands behind its ec-H20 technology

In an 18 November release, Tennant said ‘it has put its competitors on notice that it stands behind its proprietary ec-H2O technology and will defend this industry leading technology from misleading claims against its cleaning effectiveness. This announcement stems from a recent press release issued by Nilfisk-Advance, a division of…

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Nilfisk challenges ‘electrically-activated’ water claims

Nilfisk-Advance has announced (10 November) the results of independent testing of the performance of electrically-activated water technology on professional floor scrubbers. The results show that a floor scrubber using electrically-activated water technology did not perform better than when that same floor scrubber used ordinary tap water, discrediting claims in the…

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FWO targets contract cleaning industry

FWO’s spotlight on contract cleaning industry

Over the coming weeks, up to 15,000 contract cleaners throughout Australia will receive a letter from the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO). Each year, the workplace regulator conducts at least four national campaigns targeting specific industries. After recently focusing on the hospitality, food services, road transport, hair and beauty, horticulture and…

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