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Eurogip's new comparative study on musculoskeletal disorders focuses on cleaners

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Eurogip has published the results of a comparative study on the recognition of occupational musculoskeletal disorders in 10 European countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland.
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Australian Cleaning Industry to enjoy new national show

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ISSA and Australia's commercial and institutional cleaning industry have announced the launch of the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo Australia. This new dedicated expo experience is one of the first accomplishments resulting from the recent National Cleaning Suppliers' Association merger with ISSA. The Expo will debut 9th - 10th May, 2017, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia.
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Hospital installs bacteria-fighting operating room light fixtures

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Las Vegas's Henderson Hospital is the first in the nation to purchase and install Indigo-Clean disinfecting lights in its operating and recovery rooms.
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Lindhaus launches LS38 L-ion, the new mini multifunction cordless vacuum cleaner

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"Our goal was to build a great, small machine... something offering excellent performance but still of a small size," says Nicola Negro of Italian manufacturer Lindhaus. "We succeeded with the new LS38L-ion, a mini 'twin force' multifunction vacuum sweeper for floors and carpets."
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Urbanns' natural pest control solutions helping India get rid of bed bugs, fleas, ticks etc

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Formulated by an entrepreneur who has a strong preference for organic and natural products, Urbanns' products are helping naval ships, frequent travellers, students at hostels, medical colleges, paying guest residents and individuals at large, get rid of bed bugs and other insects from their lives.
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SC Johnson returns to the industrial and institutional cleaning Business

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SC Johnson, the maker of trusted household products such as Glade, Raid, Pledge Mr Muscle and Off!, announced yesterday that it is returning to the industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning business.
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Pest control products & services market to reach US$ 28.6bn by 2026

Persistence Market Research delivers useful insights on the global pest control products and services market in a new report titled, 'Global market study on pest control products and services: North America expected to be the most attractive regional market'. It predicts that the global pest control products and services market value will increase from US$ 16.01bn in 2015 to us$ 16.94bn by 2016 end and exhibiting a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 5.4% over the next 10 years.
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Bunzl announces trading statement and completion of three acquisitions

Yesterday, Bunzl announced its trading statement for the period since 30 June 2016 and revealed that it has completed three further acquisitions: in the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic.
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Bachelor Award for hand hygiene feedback system

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A team of students from the University of Rotterdam has won the Hogeschool Rotterdam Bachelor Award for its project 'Couveuse Stoplicht'. Under the leadership of Ronald van Gils MSc, Linda Wauben PhD and Onno Helder PhD RN, the students were awarded the accolade against 20 other submissions.
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Latest ISO 14001 data shows significant global growth in environmental management systems' use

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Data just released on the uptake of the International Environmental Management Systems standard ISO 14001 shows that the number of certificates issued worldwide has grown 8% over the last year.
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Porter Adventist Hospital unveils robots that zap dangerous germs

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Porter Adventist Hospital, of Denver, the US, issued a press release yesterday to say that it is using robots to destroy potentially lethal germs and bacteria that can pose a risk to patient and employee safety.
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It’s been an interesting week, hasn’t it, with the world’s media – and much of the global population – focusing on the US presidential elections. And as with the Brexit vote and its aftermath, I think that this one’s going to run and run…
 

While most commentators felt that it was a case of choosing the lesser of two evils, one thing that surprised me greatly was the comment I heard more than once, that, “America isn’t ready for a female president.”
 

Am I naïve to think that this is a ridiculous idea, in this day and age, in a progressive country like the US? If you’re one of Cleanzine’s 20,000-plus US readers, I’d love to hear your views!
 

I’ve always believed that a job should go to the person best suited to it and I abhor the EU’s idea that our boardrooms should have a specific female quota as it’s demeaning to women, who have to deal with the stigma of: “She’s only made it because she’s a woman”, while some who’ve made it on to the Board for all the right reasons, may be left wondering whether they’re there on merit.
 

What started these musings was learning that today is Equal Pay Day – the point at which Britain’s gender pay gap means that men could go unpaid until the end of the year and still earn the same as a woman working the whole year.
 

The Equal Pay Act, passed 46 years ago, made it illegal to value a woman’s work less than a man’s for the same role. However, the gender pay gap persists and last year we marked Equal Pay Day on 9th November, meaning we have only progressed by one day. At this rate it will be another 51 years until we have pay equality.
 

Campaigning group The Fawcett Society, says that overall, the pay gap is a result of differences in caring responsibilities; women clustering in low skilled and low paid work, the qualifications and skills women acquire; and outright discrimination.
 

I can’t help feel that its comments on ‘low skilled and low paid work’ refer to the cleaning industry amongst others but I’d question the thinking behind it. To my knowledge, the professional cleaning industry is one of those that sets standards in gender pay equality and transparency when it comes to its cleaners.
 

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This Week's News

Healthcare settings see spread of new drug-resistant fungal infection

* candida-auris.jpgThirteen cases of Candida auris - a serious and sometimes fatal fungal infection that is emerging globally, with cases documented in Japan, South Korea, South Africa, Kuwait, India, Pakistan, Venezuela, Colombia and the UK - have now been identified in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

C. auris is often resistant to antifungal drugs and tends to occur in hospitalised patients.
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ISSA, ARCSI members approve merger

* ARCSI-CEO.jpgThe memberships of ISSA and the Association of Residential Cleaning Services International (ARCSI) have voted to approve the resolution to merge. As approved by the memberships, the merger becomes effective 1st January, 2017, and ARCSI will be officially known as 'ARCSI, A Division of ISSA'.

"We couldn't be more excited about this merger and the benefits, resources, and power it will bring to our membership," says ARCSI CEO Ernie Hartong (pictured).
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Ten tips on selecting a janitorial cart

* Ten-Tips-jani-cart.jpgA well-organised and properly designed janitorial cart can make the custodian's job easier, safer, and more effective, while improving productivity. For cleaning contractors and facilities managers, improving worker productivity often means work gets done faster and janitorial workers can attend to more cleaning tasks, such as those addressed only if time allows.

According to Dennis Knap with Impact Products, manufacturer of janitorial carts, today's carts come in all shapes, sizes, and colours. When selecting a cart, Dennis suggests the following considerations:
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New emergency shower launched at Abu Dhabi show

* wrap-around-shower.jpgSpill containment specialist, Empteezy, is launching a new emergency shower at the world's most influential oil and gas exhibition and conference in Abu Dhabi this week - ADIPEC.

Chemical or flammable liquid containment is a necessity on any trading site, primarily to ensure personnel and equipment safety. Accidents inevitably happen as a result of both controllable and uncontrollable variables so it is important to provide decontamination facilities on site which are easily accessible.
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Indian government procures machines to reduce dust pollution in New Delhi

* India-smog.jpgIn a bid to tackle New Delhi's rising air pollution levels, the Public Works Department has announced that through a short term tender process, it is to immediately hire between 15 and 20 vacuum cleaning road machines, which it will require until March 2017.

It is also planning to hire vacuum cleaning machines through long-term tenders, so that there is a permanent solution for the dust pollution problem.
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New Research to support the business case for paying the Living Wage in SMEs

New research by Middlesex University London and the University of Liverpool and funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust has shown the clear business case for the Living Wage, with small business that pay the Living Wage experiencing fewer employee disputes, an increase in productivity and staff motivation and a reputational and corporate brand advantage over competitors.

Key findings from the report include:
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Greyland back in London for 2017 Cleaning Show!

Richard-Dyson.jpgOther than the Manchester Cleaning Show earlier this year, Greyland has been notable by its absence as an exhibitor in recent years.

Now, due to the success of the newly launched London and Manchester events, Greyland is re-taking its rightful place as a 'must-see' exhibitor once again.
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Pioneering partnership shortlisted for award

vinci.jpgA groundbreaking shared services deal between five councils more than 85 miles apart, which could save them around £40m, has been shortlisted in the 'Most Innovative Service Delivery Model' category of the LGC's public sector awards 2017.

Thought to be the first time local authorities have looked beyond their immediate neighbours to share services, those involved are Hart District Council, Mendip DC, South Oxfordshire DC, Vale of White Horse DC and Havant Borough Council. East Hampshire DC is also involved through services already shared with Havant.
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TCFM evolving with communications infrastructure business Arqiva

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The contract has seen over 100 members of staff being deployed by TCFM to provide these services at the 40 sites where Arqiva, a leading communications and mediamservices company at the heart of the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets, operates.
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American Cleaning Institute running 'Cold Water Saves' Campaign this week in NC State

The American Cleaning Institute, together with The Sustainability Consortium, is continuing to 'do its bit' for the planet; this time running the 'Cold Water Saves' Campaign on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC this week, from November 9th to 11th. The campaign is educating students on the benefits of laundering their clothing in cold water.

"Cold water laundering is good for your clothes, good for the Earth, and good for your wallet," says Nancy Bock, ACI Senior vice president, Education. "Many people don't realize that they can effectively launder most of their clothing and fabrics in cold water."
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Lixil to expand SaTo (Safe Toilet) market globally with new grant

* Lixil.jpgLixil Corporation has announced that it has received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the expansion of its SaTo (Safe Toilet) business activities, providing affordable, aspirational solutions to people that lack access to proper sanitation.

SaTo products are designed to improve the user experience and safety of open-pit latrines. They are refined yet affordably priced and simple to install. They utilise an airtight counterweighted trap-door to prevent odours and the transmission of disease.
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National Account Managers

Southern & Northern UK, OTE £70K

Reintec (part of the HSS Group) are a specialist Hire, Sales and Service cleaning equipment provider who support customers throughout the UK. As the business continues to grow, we now have fantastic opportunities for two National Account Managers to join our team covering both Northern and Southern UK.

The National Account Managers will work closely with our Sales Director to attract new customers whilst ensuring customer retention and growth. The role will focus on the development of the sales pipeline for Reintec to drive revenue and win new business.

Alongside a proven sales experience from the contract cleaning industry, communication skills, commercial awareness and a 'can do' attitude are the key ingredients we're looking for. You'll need to be comfortable working with key stakeholders across the business and happy to present to new and existing customers.

What are the benefits? We'll be honest - it's our colleagues that make us what we are. As well as a competitive salary, company car and fantastic bonus, we provide an industry leading benefits package with an extended range of family-friendly benefits.

Interested? Please visit www.hsscareers.co.uk to apply or for an informal chat call Annie Bhagat on 0161 7494046.


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Technical Manager

c. £45,000 UK based

A new position has become available for a Technical Manager to join the British Institute of Cleaning Science. The successful applicant will take the lead in developing a new range of training and learning programmes, using different methodologies including classroom, practical and online. These new products and services will contribute to the increase in training and membership sales and other related business in both the UK and Internationally. The role will include delivering consultancy services to our customers when appropriate.
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Strategic Operations Manager

Cambridge, OTE 40K-50K

Quality Care Cleaning has an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Operations Manager to join our team in Cambridge. We offer a OTE salary range of £40,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits We are a professional, commercial cleaning company with over 30 years' experience, looking to employ a Strategic Operations Manager on a full time, permanent basis to manage our service delivery. We require an experienced, professional, quality driven individual that shares our commitment to customer care, team work & high standards to effectively manage an established team.

The Strategic Operations Manager Job Description

Job Title: Strategic Operations Manager Based at: Quality Care Cleaning Ltd. Copley Hill Business Park Reports to: Managing Director Responsible for: Operational Staff Job Purpose To manage the planning, analysis and delivery of a multi-site commercial cleaning service. The post holder will be responsible for organising, evaluating and revising service whilst maintaining high levels of cleaning service standards, cost effectiveness, and increasing turnover.
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Recent UK News

New real Living Wage Rates announced for London & the UK, to impact cleaning contractors

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced recently that the new London Living Wage has increased from £9.40 to £9.75 per hour to reflect the higher cost of living facing families in the city - an increase of 3.7%.

This year over 300 more London-based employers have signed up to pay their staff the hourly rate required to make ends meet in the capital, bringing the number of London Living Wage employers to nearly 1,000 - with a number of them being contract cleaning companies.
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Cromwell launches 'Black Sack Friday'

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Specialist waste management sack supplier Cromwell Polythene has come up with a novel twist on 'Black Friday', the American shopping event that takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving each year and which has provided a massive boost to retail sales since its UK introduction in 2010.

To coincide with this year's event on 25th November, the Leeds-based company is launching 'Black Sack Friday', when a wide selection of its best-selling black sacks will go on sale at pre-Brexit vote prices or less.
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CHSA calls on local government buyers to specify Accredited product

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Exhibiting at the Local Government Procurement Expo, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association called on procurers of cleaning & hygiene products to specify CHSA Accredited product.

"Our Accreditation Schemes for soft tissue, plastic refuse sacks and industrial cotton mops are recognised as driving up standards in the industry," explains Mike Stubbs, chairman of the Accreditation Scheme Panel.
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Brightwell’s Matthew Dwelly to share his industry expertise at this month’s Dubai industry event

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Matthew Dwelly, Brightwell Dispensers' general manager, will be giving a talk on the 'Do's and Don'ts of Dispensing' at this month's International Cleaning & Hygiene Conference in Dubai. The talk is scheduled for 14th November.
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BICSc membership is changing

In recognition of the crucial role The British Institute of Cleaning Science plays in protecting and improving standards in the cleaning industry, BICSc is making some important changes to the structure and routes to Institute membership.

From 1st April 2017, BICSc will be focusing its routes to membership on education. New members will, therefore, be able to apply for one of the following three membership grades. The membership grade you are eligible for will depend on your level of training as follows:
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Reaching the Tipping Point: Keep Britain Tidy's action plan for fly-tipping

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Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new action plan to tackle the growing problem of fly-tipping. Its plan outlines six things that, it believes, will make a measurable difference and support its ambition to reduce the reported incidents of fly-tipping in England by 50%.

The organization is calling on Government to make some of the £1.1 billion proceeds of the Landfill Tax available to local authorities to help keep household waste recycling centres open and reduce or eliminate charges for bulky waste collections.
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TC Facilities Management adds another 'Top 10' store

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TC Facilities Management (TCFM) has added another 'Which? Cream of the Supermarket Survey' supermarket to its portfolio of retail chains to which it provides services.

The contract award, which started in July, initially managing the cleaning services at 15 selected stores in the East Midlands & Anglia, has now been extended to 161 stores across the country.
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Oxford Bus Company outsources for the first time

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The Oxford Bus Company, part of the Go Ahead Group, has outsourced the cleaning, shunting and fuelling services of its buses and coaches for the first time in its history, awarding a three-year contract to Cordant Cleaning, part of Cordant Group.

It builds on the 15-year relationship between the two Groups that has seen Cordant Cleaning take responsibility for all of Go Ahead London's bus operations covering 2,500 vehicles at 18 locations.
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Dry cleaner riding the wave

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Bradleys Dry Cleaning is not just your ordinary dry cleaning and laundry outfit. The family business, located in Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes, has been in operation since 1912 when it was set up by Bernard Bradley but in fact the Bradley family expertise in the textile and textile aftercare trade goes back much further, to 1832.
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Matrix marks major milestone: making steam cleaning machines for a decade

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'Proud to be made in the UK' says its website and now Matrix is proud to be celebrating its 10th Anniversary, putting much of its success down to the fact that it designs and manufacturers its own machines at its base in Leyland, Lancashire, which means that as well as having full control over quality, the Matrix team can implement new technology very quickly.
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Dust extraction specialist launches campaign to improve working environments

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A specialist dust extraction firm in the UK has launched a 'Dust Doctors' campaign, which sees it offer free dust assessments to businesses - helping them to determine the best ways to improve processes to remove threats to workers' health and production processes, as well as improving overall output efficiency.
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Mitie lands massive Manchester Airports Group contract

Mitie has been awarded a new five-year FM contract with Manchester Airports Group (MAG), consolidating FM services across three airports into one integrated contract.

MAG is the UK's leading airport group, serving over 50 million passengers and handling over 670,000 tonnes of air freight every year, through its ownership and operation of Manchester, London Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports.
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DVSA seeks views on changes to tachograph centre rules

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency launched yesterday a review on proposals to improve rules for approved tachograph centres. These ATCs - of which there are around 600 in Great Britain - install, calibrate and inspect tachographs, which record information about driving time, speed and distance. Proposals include:

- removing the requirement for ATCs to offer analogue tachograph calibration
- reviewing the site dimensions to allow smaller sites to be used
- updating the ATC manual
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Events & Exhibitions

Pulire Verona
23-25th May 2017
Italy
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CleantexPulire 2017
12-14th June 2017
Johannesburg
South Africa

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HIGIEXPO 2017
8-10th August 2017
Sao Paulo
Brazil

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ISSA/Interclean North America
11-14th September 2017
Las Vegas
USA

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WFBSC
18-20th September 2017
Berlin
Germany

Held simultaneously with CMS

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CMS
19-22nd September 2017
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Berlin
Germany

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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017
Turkey
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Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017
Dubai
UAE

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Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
UK

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Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018
Mumbai,
India

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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam
15-18th May 2018
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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