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May 2019

3 awkward office conversations and how to manage them

Written by Lemay Rogers

The office environment can sometimes feel like a field filled with landmines - deadlines, intimidating bosses and water cooler gossip all have to be navigated so carefully. I was recently reminded...

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Workplace Hygiene
May 2019

What is deep cleaning and why is it important?

Written by Bakang Kganyago

In shared bathrooms, there is often a build up of limescale, organic matter and faecal deposits in the toilets and urinals, despite excellent daily cleaning. This build-up becomes a source for...

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Workplace 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

6 office hygiene horror stories

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Ever walked into an office and wanted to walk right back out due to bad office hygiene habits? Or experienced a horror story so bad that you contemplated going back to the office the next day?

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Workplace 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
March 2019

7 of the funniest bathroom posters [gallery]

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Have you ever found yourself walking into a restroom and coming across a lighthearted poster, lightening up what would normally be a rather mundane trip to the loo?

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Workplace Hygiene
February 2019

Can bad smells affect your performance or mood at work?

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Simply put, yes... Yes, they can. If not dealt with properly, odour issues could be affecting employee morale in your office. Can you guess why or how that actually happens?

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Workplace Hygiene
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
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

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

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