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February 2020

Are you disposing of health care risk waste correctly?

Written by Peta Florus

We’ve all - at some stage in our lives - been to a medical practice or hospital for a blood test, injection or even a procedure. Have you ever taken note of how the needles and other medical waste...

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Medical Waste
February 2020

[UPDATE] How to motivate to get your office bathrooms deep cleaned

Written by Lemay Rogers

Right now, the Coronavirus is a hot topic of discussion - and rightly so, with the current death toll having just surpassed 1100 and an estimated 45,000 more people infected.  Although treatment...

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Workplace Hygiene
February 2020

Is your fingerprint scanner making you sick?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

My husband recently started a new job at a company based in Cape Town’s CBD. The offices are beautifully appointed, with state of the art technology and security including a fingerprint scanner to...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
February 2020

What does the Coronavirus outbreak mean for you?

Written by Lemay Rogers

At the end of December 2019, the World Health Organisation was alerted to several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. This virus was identified as a new Coronavirus (now...

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Hygiene Specialists
January 2020

What does our legislation say about Sanitary Waste Disposal?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In February last year I wrote a blog entitled Does your business comply with sanitary waste disposal legislation? The blog has been one of our most popular, however, we were recently asked by a...

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Hygiene Specialists
January 2020

Hygiene considerations during natural disasters: Fire

Written by Lemay Rogers

The fires currently raging in Australia are terrifying and devastating. With 5 million hectares of land burnt (that’s almost twice the size of Belgium), the world stands helplessly by as the only...

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Hygiene Specialists
December 2019

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous new year

Written by Lemay Rogers

2019... What a year!  We have seen ups and downs in the global economy, major changes in large companies, sporting greats, including South Africa winning the Rugby World Cup, and our South African...

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December 2019

Spot The Difference: The Beauty of Hygiene

Written by Bakang Kganyago

This week we take a moment to look at the beauty of hygiene and the difference it can make to overall cleanliness. In this blog, we’ll take you through some different expert hygiene practices and...

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Technology and Trends
December 2019

Ask the Expert: Recycling and sorting at source: why do it?

Written by Lemay Rogers

Globally, there is a growing consciousness regarding the preservation of our planet. More and more people are researching and taking up waste reduction practices, like the reduction of single-use...

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Ask the Expert
November 2019

World Diabetes Day: What you should know

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Recently, a friend of mine’s Grade 1 daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She had been unwell on and off and was eventually hospitalised after spiking a fever, at which point the diabetes...

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Medical Waste

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