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GOJO launches new winter wellness website and resources

Skin health and surface hygiene expert, GOJO Industries-Europe Ltd launches a NEW winter wellness website and toolkit to help businesses achieve a healthier germ season In its effort to boost wellness and lessen the impact of seasonal viruses this winter, ...

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The cold season

As the winter cold and flu season gets under way, Stuart Hands from Tork manufacturer Essity looks at the potential risks of the public washroom in helping to spread infections and viruses Many people are squeamish about using public washrooms ...

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Poor indoor air quality can lead to illness and reduced productivity

We spend around 90% of our lives indoors, often working for up to eight hours a day in poorly ventilated offices, occasionally alongside ill colleagues. We frequently take preventative measures to stop ourselves becoming unwell ourselves – like washing hands ...

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‘Tis the season to sneeze – TEAL helps hospitals prepare

As we enter winter, it is more important than ever to familiarise staff, patients and visitors with the simple hand washing steps to prevent the spread of germs and illnesses. West Suffolk Hospital looked to hand hygiene specialist, TEAL Patents, ...

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Germ Warfare

It might not be the happiest of topics, but the Ebola outbreak is no longer just raging in Africa but has spread to Europe and the United States. An extreme example of course, but what can facilities managers do to ...

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Stepping up hand hygiene with Gradus SureContact

Contract interiors specialist Gradus has launched SureContact, a new antimicrobial handrail finish designed to improve hygiene in healthcare applications.Available as an optional extra on selected Gradus Handrails, Combi-rails and Dual Rail, the permanently protective antimicrobial finish contains Sanitised Zinc Pyrithione ...

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Healthy building – Healthy mind

Today’s healthcare facilities contain many critical environments where building services play an important role in the wellbeing of patients, staff and visitors. Even the best-designed and built facility will need initial commissioning and constant monitoring to ensure peak performance throughout ...

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Stop infections with good hand hygiene

The TEAL Stop n’Wash is ideal for raising the profile of hand washing during the changing weather patterns.The different weather patterns bring different challenges for hospitals, but the focus on rigorous hand hygiene procedures should remain in place at all ...

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The real Germ Warfare

FMJ explores how to go about preventing the spread of harmful bacteria and viruses, as well as explaining some of the requirements, regulations and products in the industry When people think of specialist cleaning, they focus on things such as high-up ...

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Research finds higher levels of bacteria in aerated hospital taps

A new study published in the February issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, has uncovered that significant higher levels of infectious pathogens are found in water from faucet taps with aerators compared ...

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