We've written a lot of blog content this year. In fact, 2020 has seen us create more content than ever before, and we hope that you - our readers - have found it helpful, insightful and thought provoking. Here are your favourites posts of 2020.
It probably comes as absolutely NO surprise that when I look over the articles the team and I have written this year, the majority of them are either directly or indirectly related to COVID-19 and the hygiene measures we can take to try and prevent the spread of this disease.
And when I looked at our statistics and reporting for the year to see which of our blogs were the most popular, it follows that most of the favourites were also related to the global pandemic. However, there was one blog in the top 7 which has very little to do with COVID-19, but which does have to do with a core service our Initial's - sanitary waste.
So without further ado, here are the 7 most popular blogs we posted in 2020.
Your 7 favourite hygiene blog posts of 2020, in no particular order:
Food safety: gloves on or gloves off? the original article was published in October 2018, and then updated in March 2020. The first piece was about the use of nitrile or latex gloves in the food industry as a way of preventing food-borne illnesses, whilst the follow-up piece focused more on whether the use of gloves by the general public can limit cross-contamination and one’s risk of contracting COVID-19. Both versions have proved extremely popular.
updated in November 2020 in light of new COVID-19 guidance, this article looks at the risks of cross-contamination in a shared workspace - and more specifically to a possible culprit: the fingerprint scanner.
A personal favourite because the GP is question is a very dear friend of mine, but also a reader favourite! As the 7th of April was World Health Day, this post was written in honour of all our health workers - in every possible field - and our Ask the Expert column featured a chat with a local GP about her experiences working in a suburban Cape Town practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Written at the end of April when mask-wearing had just become a mandatory part of moving to level 4 lockdown ( remember those days - eleventy seven months ago?) I tackled the questions that my friends and family - and our readers - were asking most often about masks and their efficacy, use and care.
This one snuck in under the radar somewhat, but has proved to be very popular over the last few months. This post looks at the important differences between deep cleaning and daily cleaning, and how these two different hygiene solutions complement each other.
guide to safe sanitary waste disposal.
Have a wonderful, safe and hygienic, holiday!
Wishing all our readers a safe and hygienic holiday - we hope you've enjoyed this year's blog posts as much as we've enjoyed writing them. This will be our last post for the year, but you can rest assured we will be back in January 2021. In the meantime, subscribe to our blog to make sure you don't miss a thing. You can also follow us on Facebook for regular updates.