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Nathalie Leblond

Nathalie is the Category Manager at Rentokil Initial, and has worked in the hygiene and pest control industry for 12 years. Although after 12 years cockroaches still have the power to terrify her, she has learnt countless ways to defeat germs both in the workplace and at home. She is a passionate advocate for Global Handwash Day and the health benefits that can be derived from regular handwashing and hygiene practices. When not contributing to the Initial blog, Nathalie is writing press releases for sister businesses, Rentokil and Ambius. You can find her on LinkedIn.
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December 2018

Do YOU use your phone in the bathroom?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If you read that headline and responded with a horrified “Of course not!” you may be surprised to know that research conducted by Initial into the habits of 5000 office workers found that ...

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Workplace Hygiene
December 2018

Who you gonna call? (Probably not Ghostbusters!)

Written by Nathalie Leblond

We’ve written a few blogs over the last month about getting your office ready for the holidays,  and the types of hygiene challenges that office environments might face over an extended break, so...

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Workplace Hygiene
December 2018

Is your restaurant ready for the busy season?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

We’ve written a couple of blogs recently about getting your office ready for the holidays,  and the types of hygiene challenges that office environments might face over an extended break.

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Workplace Hygiene
November 2018

The need for readily available sharps disposal units

Written by Nathalie Leblond

About two weeks ago my husband did something horrible to his back. I took him to our local GP as he couldn’t drive himself and she gave him a shot of something wonderful that released the spasm....

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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
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

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

Food safety: Gloves on, or gloves off?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Last week’s blog post focussed on Global Handwashing Day which is coming up on the 15th October and some of the tips families can employ to instil good hand hygiene practices into their children....

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2018

Medical Waste Disposal: Ask our Expert

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In our latest instalment of our blog series - Ask the Expert -  we interview Tobie Muller; Regional Business Manager for Rentokil Initial.  Up until recently, Tobie was a Director at Cannon...

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Ask the Expert

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