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Nathalie Leblond

Nathalie is the Category Manager at Rentokil Initial, and has worked in the hygiene and pest control industry for 12 years. Although after 12 years cockroaches still have the power to terrify her, she has learnt countless ways to defeat germs both in the workplace and at home. She is a passionate advocate for Global Handwash Day and the health benefits that can be derived from regular handwashing and hygiene practices. When not contributing to the Initial blog, Nathalie is writing press releases for sister businesses, Rentokil and Ambius. You can find her on LinkedIn.
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March 2019

Germy rhymes: Nosy Rosie

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Two weeks ago we launched a fun new series of Germy hygiene rhymes. This initiative aims to spread hygiene awareness, rather than the germs themselves, in a fun and light-hearted way!

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
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
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

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

[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] 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
December 2018

Do YOU use your phone in the bathroom?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If you read that headline and responded with a horrified “Of course not!” you may be surprised to know that research conducted by Initial into the habits of 5000 office workers found that ...

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Workplace Hygiene
December 2018

Who you gonna call? (Probably not Ghostbusters!)

Written by Nathalie Leblond

We’ve written a few blogs over the last month about getting your office ready for the holidays,  and the types of hygiene challenges that office environments might face over an extended break, so...

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Workplace Hygiene
December 2018

Is your restaurant ready for the busy season?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

We’ve written a couple of blogs recently about getting your office ready for the holidays,  and the types of hygiene challenges that office environments might face over an extended break.

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Workplace Hygiene

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