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Lemay Rogers

Lémay Rogers is the Marketing Manager for Rentokil Initial's Sub-Saharan Africa region. When not contributing to the Initial blog, she is the custodian of all things Marketing for Rentokil Initial Sub-Saharan Africa. As a frequent traveller AND mother of a pre-schooler, she is all too aware of how easily germs can travel with us, from one location to another and then back to our homes. Follow Lémay on Twitter and LinkedIn for practical advice on good hygiene practices, both at home and in the workplace.
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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

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

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
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

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

Absenteeism, presenteeism, and the economic impact of poor hygiene [INFOGRAPHIC]

Written by Lemay Rogers

I was shocked to learn that presenteeism costs the South African economy an estimated R89 billion annually.  According to a Fin 24 article, the Momentum Effective Employee Index states that the...

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Workplace Hygiene
August 2019

[QUIZ] What is your clean scent?

Written by Lemay Rogers

In a recent blog entitled the power of smell we explored how smells in public spaces and bathrooms affect people’s impressions.  I was surprised to learn that in the research conducted, people...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
July 2019

Revolting Rhyme 1 | Aunty Flow

Written by Lemay Rogers

She goes by many names around the world,

and shares a different experience with every lady and girl,

but many of us know her as ‘Aunty Flow’,

and oh boy, sometimes she can ruin your panties and...

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Germy Rhymes

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