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November 2018

While the staff are away the germs will play

Written by Bakang Kganyago

The festive season is fast approaching and I know that many people, myself included, are already thinking about our plans to kick back and relax away from work. But have you stopped to wonder...

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Workplace Hygiene
November 2018

Is good hygiene making us sick?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

One of the earliest blog posts that I wrote for the Initial Insights page was titled 5 reasons you should let your child play in the dirt, and in it, I presented some science in support of letting...

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Workplace Hygiene
November 2018

The power of scent [INFOGRAPHIC]

Written by Nathalie Leblond
Our sense of smell is the most powerful of all our five senses and is closely linked with emotion and memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. Smell bypasses judgement and...
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Technology and Trends
November 2018

Celebrating 10 years of hand washing

Written by Lemay Rogers

On the 15th of October 2018, we celebrated Global Handwashing Day for the tenth time since inception in 2008.  Founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership, communities across the world got...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2018

Can you harness the power of smell?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Have you ever smelled something that transported you to a different time completely, or evoked a memory you thought you’d forgotten? For me, the smell of “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” flowers...

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Workplace Hygiene
October 2018

[UPDATE] Dishing the dirt on pests

Written by Lemay Rogers

Summer is officially here with temperatures across South Africa reaching the 30 degree Celcius mark.  This heat wave brings with it a wave of summer pests. You are sure to see more flies,...

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Workplace Hygiene
October 2018

Holiday hygiene hints for the Hotel Industry

Written by Lemay Rogers

For many South Africans, the middle of October signifies the start of a two-month countdown to the December holidays.  You find your thoughts drifting towards lazy breakfasts, lounging by the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2018

Should I dispose of medical waste differently to sanitary waste?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Sanitary waste (also known as feminine hygiene waste) is made up of used sanitary pads and tampons and has been the subject of quite a number of our previous blog posts. This is because the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2018

[UPDATE] How to wash your hands - learn from the experts

Written by Lemay Rogers

Have you heard about Global Handwashing Day?  

If you haven’t yet, you may be thinking that sounds like another silly commemoration day where a few pictures are shared, everyone has a laugh and...

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October 2018

Food Storage Best Practices

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Having to decide whether or not to eat that last bit of butter chicken (after a hefty serving for dinner) in order to avoid having to look for Tupperware with a matching lid can be frustrating....

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