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November 2019

Don't forget to clean before the holidays

Written by Bakang Kganyago

The holiday season is fast approaching and I know most of us are already thinking about our holiday plans and what we hope to get up to as the curtain closes on another hard year at work. In the...

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Health and Safety
November 2019

Are you taking your toilet for granted?

Written by Lemay Rogers

Have you heard of World Toilet Day? You might think I’m joking but World Toilet Day is an actual observance day celebrated on the 11th of November annually and it has a very important message.

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
November 2019

Is your spaghetti mop making you sick?

Written by Bakang Kganyago

We normally associate cleaning with good hygiene practices, but what if your cleaning methods and tools could actually be making you sick? There have been several studies over the years detailing...

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Health and Safety
October 2019

Lost in translation: understanding personal hygiene preferences

Written by Lemay Rogers

There’s an interesting article on Opodo Travel Moments titled “Say Hello: 11 Ways People Greet Each Other Around the World”.  In the article, Carla describes the various ways in which people from...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2019

What is HACCP?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In this blog we will cover:

1. What is HACCP?2. How does a food business become HACCP compliant?  3. South African HACCP legislation4. Other HACCP protocols5. HACCP and hygiene6. Other industry...

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Hygiene Specialists
October 2019

Is your handwashing routine making you sick?

Written by Bakang Kganyago

The 15th of October is Global Handwashing Day: an annual opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of proper hand washing habits to help prevent the spread of infection and reduce...

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Health and Safety
October 2019

3 good reasons why Initial should be managing your sanitary waste

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In previous blog posts, we’ve looked at whether your company has to provide sanitary bins for female employees, as well as how to ask your boss that awkward question about new sanitary bins.  It’s...

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Medical Waste
October 2019

Fatberg armageddon - a focus on grease traps

Written by Lemay Rogers

This is what you’ll get

  1. What is a grease trap?
  2. What do our South African by-laws say about grease traps?
  3. How do I maintain my grease trap?

I recently learnt that the word Fatberg has been added...

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Technology and Trends
September 2019

Revolting Rhyme 2 | What can happen when you don’t wash your hands

Written by Lemay Rogers

“Wash your hands!”, you’ve heard mom say,from dusk till dawn, every single day.“Why do I need to wash them?” you think,every time you need to eat or drink.Making sure food is cooked properly is...

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Germy Rhymes
September 2019

Odour Remediation vs Scenting: is there a difference?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Smell is the most powerful of our five senses and it is thought that up to 75% of the emotions we generate on a daily basis are affected by smell.  We’ve written about the emotional and...

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Hygiene Specialists

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