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Peta Florus

Peta has been part of Rentokil Initial family for a number of years with research and analysis being her core functions. She enjoys writing the occasional blogs for the pest and hygiene businesses sharing information and expertise on our specialist services. In her private time and being a mom of two teenagers, walks on the beach is the next best thing to spending quality family time.
July 2021

[UPDATE] Preventing slips, trips and falls with floor mats

Written by Peta Florus

Slip, trip and fall injuries are the most common injuries in the workplace and probably some of the easiest to prevent. Read more about how to prevent them with floor care solutions from Initial

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Health and Safety, Technology and Trends
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 and Waste Disposal, Feminine Hygiene
August 2019

Presenteeism and Productivity

Written by Peta Florus

At this time of the year when there are a number of people fighting off colds and flu, there is always a discussion about absenteeism and presenteeism - and which one is worse.

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Workplace Hygiene
June 2019

The power of smell

Written by Peta Florus

Our sense of smell is so powerful that it can trigger memories and deep-seated emotions that we associate with our childhood, or with milestones and events in our lives both good and bad.  

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Workplace Hygiene
April 2019

The real costs of a cheap hygiene supplier

Written by Peta Florus

Growing up we always heard the saying "goedkoop is duurkoop" (translated as ‘cheap is expensive’). Sayings like these have - of course - become part of the ‘Rules to live by handbook’ and together...

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Health and Safety
February 2019

To flush or not to flush? That is the toilet hygiene question

Written by Peta Florus

The shortage of potable water has been highlighted in the past, especially in the Cape region with many households retrofitting their toilet cisterns to use non-potable water due to the drought in...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
January 2019

Preventing slips, trips and falls with mats

Written by Peta Florus

Slip, trip and fall injuries are the most common injuries in the workplace and probably some of the easiest to prevent. They are also more than likely the last thing you think about in your office.

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Technology and Trends
November 2018

The journey of the handbag [INFOGRAPHIC]

Written by Peta Florus

As we go about our day we are so focused on what we need to accomplish that we seldom think of the potential dangers lurking on every surface and touchpoint with which we come into contact.

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Cleanliness and Hygiene

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