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February 2019

[Update] How to teach your kids to be hygienic

Written by Lemay Rogers

I’m sure you’ll agree that good hygiene practices are important to lower your risk of illness. I dare say, good hygiene is a non-negotiable and the earlier good habits are instilled, the better...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
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] 7 most common office germs (and how you catch them)

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Cross contamination is the process by which bacteria or other microorganisms travel from one place to another. It explains why - in a busy office environment - when one colleague falls ill from a...

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Workplace Hygiene
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
January 2019

Food Hygiene 101: Point of production

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Store-bought food, be it pre-packaged or prepared in-store, has become such a feature of modern life that it’s unlikely we give too much thought to whether said food items are safe to consume....

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Hygiene Specialists
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
January 2019

Keep your office hygienic in 2019

Written by Lemay Rogers

Whether you believe in new year’s resolutions or not, a new year brings with it new challenges and the opportunity to start afresh.  For some, it is opening a new set of files and electronic...

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Workplace Hygiene
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

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