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Nathalie Leblond

I joined Rentokil Initial South Africa in 2004 as the PA to the MD, and after 6 months maternity leave I re-joined the Company in 2009 as the Marketing Co-ordinator for Rentokil. I'm now the Marketing Communication Manager for Rentokil Initial. I'm still terrified of cockroaches (Americana's only!) but the rest of the creepy crawlies we deal with don't really bug me (see what I did there?), so I guess I'm in the right industry! I am passionate about what we do here at Rentokil Initial and also write for our Hygiene Blog, which can be found at www.initial.co.za. Life outside of Rentokil mostly revolves around my daughter, who has just turned eleven, and my husband (who is a bit older). I love living in Cape Town and wouldn't trade living here for anywhere else in the world.
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November 2020

[UPDATE] Is your fingerprint scanner making you sick?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

I wrote the original version of this blog in February this year, making reference to the fact that when my husband started a new job, he quickly came down with a tummy bug that was afflicting...

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Workplace Hygiene, Coronavirus Insights
October 2020

5 steps to take if someone in your office is diagnosed with Covid-19

Written by Nathalie Leblond

As more and more workers return to the office either part-time or full-time, every workplace should have a plan for what to do if someone in the office gets diagnosed with COVID-19.

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COVID-19
October 2020

Global Handwashing Day is tomorrow... how do YOU wash?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Anyone who has been subscribed to our Insights blog for more than a year will know that October 15 is a big deal in the hygiene community. It marks Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day...

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Global Handwashing Day, Handwashing
October 2020

Ask the Expert: How does COVID-19 spread?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

It must be one of the most frequently googled topics of 2020, but how COVID-19 spreads is still something that many people are confused by.

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Ask the Expert, Coronavirus Insights
October 2020

Helpful Hygiene Tips: Why we love soap

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The Coronavirus pandemic has pushed hand washing practices into the spotlight like never before, and we thought our readers might find it helpful to understand why we love soap so much (I’ll give...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
September 2020

A Guide to Legal Requirements in the workplace during Covid-19

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The 18th of August saw SA's lockdown ease to Level 2, and under level 2 nearly all of our economy has reopened - with just a few exceptions.

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Coronavirus Insights
August 2020

Mythbusters: Sitting vs squatting?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

It’s a scenario I think most women can relate to: you’re away from home and desperate for the loo, but when you get to a cubicle, you are too scared to actually sit on the seat. It looks...

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Hygiene Specialists
August 2020

15 Cleaning Tips From the CDC You Need to Follow at Work

Written by Nathalie Leblond

There have been numerous studies that have shown that the Coronavirus - along with many other viruses and bacteria - can live on surfaces for up to three days, which is why along with social...

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Workplace Hygiene

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