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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

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

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

Clean hands: a recipe for good health

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Anyone who has been following this blog for any length of time will know that the team here at Initial are passionate about hygiene, and that hand hygiene, in particular, is a subject about which...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
September 2018

Top 6 surfaces to avoid in public spaces

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Have you ever taken a moment to notice the surfaces you come into contact with on a daily basis? There are some environments we tend to be more aware of than others. You are probably accustomed to...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
September 2018

What to do when a bird gets stuck in your office

Written by Nicole Horne

I’m certain this kind of thing has happened at least once in your lifetime. Well, it has happened to me and in the sitcom, The Office!, although in that case it was a bat (of course, a less...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
September 2018

Everything you didn't know you needed to know about birds and hygiene

Written by Bakang Kganyago

I personally never thought of birds as nuisance before, being a former bird owner and all... Now that I’ve found myself living on the third floor of my apartment building I’ve found myself ducking...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
September 2018

The results are in: should you bring your pets to the office?

Written by Nicole Horne

Over the past weeks there has been a lot of debate around whether pets should be allowed in the office and whether it’s a good idea or not to have pets in the workplace.

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Cleanliness and 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

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