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Lemay Rogers

Lémay Rogers is the Marketing Manager for Rentokil Initial. When not contributing to the Initial blog, she is the custodian of all things Marketing for Rentokil Initial South Africa, and supports the Sub-Saharan African businesses. As a frequent traveller AND mother of a toddler, she is all too aware of how easily germs can travel with us, from one location to another and then back to our homes. Follow Lémay on Twitter and LinkedIn for practical advice on good hygiene practices, both at home and in the workplace.
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September 2018

Food Safety first: how hygiene can contribute to your food safety regiment

Written by Lemay Rogers

For the average Jane, or Joe, food safety became top of the awareness list with the outbreak of the listeria ST6 strain in December last year.  Although South Africa’s Health Minister, Aaron...

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Hygiene Specialists
August 2018

[Update] 5 ways the water shortage is affecting your hygiene in the Eastern Cape

Written by Lemay Rogers

Much like the well documented water crisis in Cape Town, The Eastern Cape has been experiencing worsening water shortages as dam levels across the province drop drastically, with the dam supplying...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
August 2018

Don’t bring your pets to the office!

Written by Lemay Rogers

A week ago Nicole wrote about the benefits of bringing your pet to the office.  Although I am an animal lover and see the benefit of spending time with pets, I would like to state my case for the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
July 2018

How does office design affect hygiene?

Written by Lemay Rogers

I often hear remarks around a building’s bathroom creating a lasting impression of the company or retail store being visited. A well designed, well-kept bathroom creates an impression that the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
July 2018

From hand to mouth: hygiene tips in schools [Ask the Expert]

Written by Lemay Rogers

I’m just going to say it; Teachers are “bombproof” and I have the utmost respect for the profession.  Our teachers nurture, educate, and guide the next generation BUT they also miraculously manage...

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Ask the Expert
June 2018

4 reasons to rent your hygiene units rather than buying them outright

Written by Lemay Rogers

Over the past 2 years, I’ve noticed that requests for the outright purchase of hygiene units have become more frequent. Companies are indicating that they prefer to own their hygiene units and...

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Technology and Trends
June 2018

How to deep clean your child's car seat

Written by Lemay Rogers

In a 2014 Mail Online article the headline was; “Children's car seats are dirtier than TOILETS: Scientists find 100 different strains of dangerous bacteria including E. coli and salmonella bugs”....

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
May 2018

Hygiene in the hairdressing industry: Ask the Expert

Written by Lemay Rogers

In our sixth installment of our blog series - Ask the Expert - we moved to an industry where hygiene isn’t always the first thing you think about. I recently interviewed Nastasha Bascarini, Owner...

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Ask the Expert
April 2018

Fact or fiction: Does cold weather make you sick?

Written by Lemay Rogers

Winter is well on it’s way with the Cape experiencing some much needed rainfall and Johannesburg hitting its first single digit evening temperatures this week. Winter brings with it many concerns...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
April 2018

The big debate: is a ‘daily scrub’ wasting water, bad for you, or a non-negotiable for personal hygiene?

Written by Lemay Rogers

The topic of bathing solicits a variety of responses and many a debate has been started around the frequency of one’s bath or shower.

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Environment and Green Hygiene

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