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March 2019

Bathroom deep cleaning: your checklist

Written by Nathalie Leblond

As the Experts, we really love talking about our subject and sharing our passion for all things related to hygiene. This is especially true when it comes to the subject of deep cleaning.

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
March 2019

Germy rhymes: Dan meets Jim the germ

Written by Lemay Rogers

Here at Initial, we are publishing a series of fun hygiene rhymes to help explain the importance of good hygiene.  Not as serious as a ring around the Rosie (associated with the great plague of...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
February 2019

Health care waste: Terminology 101

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If anyone asked, “do you know the difference between infectious anatomical waste and hazardous chemical waste?” you’d be forgiven for answering “no”. Even those of us who work in the hygiene...

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Health and Safety
February 2019

Can bad smells affect your performance or mood at work?

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Simply put, yes... Yes, they can. If not dealt with properly, odour issues could be affecting employee morale in your office. Can you guess why or how that actually happens?

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Workplace Hygiene
February 2019

Ask an Expert: How does a diabetic deal with his used needles

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Over the last few months, I’ve written a few blogs on medical and sharps waste disposal, and the services that Initial can offer in this area to prevent incidences like the one in Pietermaritzburg...

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Ask the Expert
February 2019

[Update] How to teach your kids to be hygienic

Written by Lemay Rogers

I’m sure you’ll agree that good hygiene practices are important to lower your risk of illness. I dare say, good hygiene is a non-negotiable and the earlier good habits are instilled, the better...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
February 2019

[INFOGRAPHIC] Send us your bandages, not your thumbs…

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Towards the end of last year we did an Ask the Expert  interview with Tobie Muller, our resident medical waste expert. In the interview, Tobie mentioned the different types of medical waste and...

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Hygiene Specialists
February 2019

[UPDATE] 7 most common office germs (and how you catch them)

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Cross contamination is the process by which bacteria or other microorganisms travel from one place to another. It explains why - in a busy office environment - when one colleague falls ill from a...

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Workplace Hygiene
February 2019

[UPDATE] Does your business comply to sanitary waste disposal regulations?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

One of the things we aim to do here on the Insights page is to educate our readers and subscribers. Initial are the Experts in Hygiene, and like most experts, we really love talking about our...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
January 2019

[UPDATE] The Future of Hygiene

Written by Nathalie Leblond

It’s the beginning of a new year and - like many people I know - I’m wondering what 2019 will hold: for me personally, for the business in which I work, and the country in which I live.

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Workplace Hygiene, Health and Safety

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