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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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May 2019

[UPDATE] Paper Towels vs Hand Dryers: which are better?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If you are a regular subscriber to our blog, you’ll know by now that handwashing is one of the subjects we really like to discuss here on Insights. (And if you’re new to our blog, here’s just one...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
May 2019

4 important questions to ask your medical waste management contractor

Written by Nathalie Leblond

All healthcare facilities – whether a small private practice or a large government hospital - must comply with the guidelines set out in The National Health Act 2003 (Act No 61 of 2003): ...

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Health and Safety
May 2019

A world without water: 5 things I learned when Cape Town lived on the edge

Written by Nathalie Leblond

It’s the start of May in Cape Town and I’m writing this whilst looking out of a rain-spattered window. Born in June, as a child I used to resent the fact that every year - without fail - I had a...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
May 2019

Can bacteria on your hands make you healthier?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

We believe it can… which is why Initial is excited to announce the launch of our Signature range of bio-soaps.

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Workplace Hygiene
April 2019

What do you DO with used nappies?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Did you know that infants require up to 12 nappies a day, and toddlers about 8? And that adults suffering from incontinence* use up to 4 adult diapers a day. Over a week or a month that adds up to...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
April 2019

Greywater: Rules of Thumb

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The Western Cape is still in the midst of a serious drought, and despite water restrictions having been lifted from Level 6B to a more manageable Level 3, residents cannot afford to go back to...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
April 2019

[UPDATE] Your office is losing 100’s of days a year to absenteeism: what can you do about it?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

April has arrived, and with it comes a definite chill in the air. And we all know what that means… We’re heading into cold and flu season. A recent article on the Medical Academic website stated...

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Workplace Hygiene
April 2019

Surely access to toilets is a basic human right?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The 21st March is Human Rights day and a public holiday in South Africa, and if you are lucky enough to be in full-time employment, you would have had a paid day off to contemplate life, the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
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

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