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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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May 2018

Initial celebrates Menstrual Hygiene Day

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Periods. The curse. That time of the month. Aunt Flo. Shark Week. I could go on and on with euphemisms for menstruation. In fact Health App Clue did a survey which found that there are “over 5,000...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
May 2018

Are hand dryers unhygienic? We asked the experts at Dyson

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Towards the end of last year I wrote a blog piece entitled Paper Towels or Hand Dryers: which are better, in which I looked at the pro’s and con’s of using paper or hand dryers to dry your hands...

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Ask the Expert
May 2018

The Clean Routine: what should be done in your office and how often

Written by Nathalie Leblond

A company is doing interviews for a Personal Assistant. A well dressed lady sits down and the interviewer opens with the standard questions around "getting to know you" and qualifications. The...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
May 2018

Hygiene in the food processing industry: Ask the Expert

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In our fifth installment of our blog series - Ask the Expert -  we interview Kuvershree Reddy; Food Technologist and QA turned Strategic Account Manager for Rentokil Initial.

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Cleanliness and Hygiene, Ask the Expert
April 2018

Listeria Hysteria: was the outbreak preventable?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

On the 12th of December I wrote a blog titled Listeria: what you need to know. At the time of writing, 557 cases of Listeriosis had been reported, and there had been 36 reported fatalities. Even...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
April 2018

5 unexpected places you’ll find Initial services (and why)

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know by know that here at Initial we view basic hygiene services as indispensable to any type of business. However, many people still think of...

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Workplace Hygiene
April 2018

What you need to know about Hygiene - part 4 [Ask the expert]

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In the fourth and final part of our blog series - Ask the Expert - we interview hygiene expert, Diane Luck; Quality Assurance Manager of Initial in KZN. Diane shares some of her hygiene horror...

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Ask the Expert
March 2018

What you need to know about Hygiene - part 3 [Ask the expert]

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In this third part of our new blog series - Ask the Expert -  we interview hygiene expert Louw Moller; Regional Business Manager of Rentokil Initial in the Western Cape by day, and volunteer...

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Ask the Expert
March 2018

3 Hygiene-related courses your staff should attend

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Here at Initial we are not only passionate about good hygiene practices, we are also really passionate about sharing the expertise we have in the field of promoting hygiene practices. Our experts...

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Workplace Hygiene
February 2018

5 unique Hygiene challenges in Durban

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Durban - home of the white sand beaches, turquoise waters and sky-high humidity - is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal.

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Cleanliness and Hygiene

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