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Diversey conducts electrically converted water study

In mid-December Diversey Inc announced that it had conducted its own study on electrically converted water technology in advance of the North American launch of its Taski floor scrubber. ‘wfk – Institute for Applied Research, the globally recognized research institute in the field of cleaning technologies related to hard surface…

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ISSA/Interclean North America evolves into end-user show

By Bill Griffin* I think just about everybody had a good time at this year’s ISSA/INTERCLEAN Show in Orlando. With so many activities each day, there was truly something of interest for everyone, regardless of their specialty. ISSA management staff has done an excellent job of continuing to build the…

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Will we embrace opportunities presented to our industry?

Editor’s comment: January/February INCLEAN magazine The cleaning industry is presented with a seemingly constant and endless number of opportunities on which to capitalise. Just one of the most recent, as we went to press mid-December, was the report that MyHospitals’ website will in time publish hospital infection rates. In a…

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Cleaning industry influences infection control guidelines

By Brian Clark* On Tuesday 26 October 2010, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) published the final version of the 2010 Guideline for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare. This 262 page document includes changes that were brought about by public input after draft Guidelines were…

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Diploma of Management for women in the contract cleaning industry

A pilot study conducted by the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC) into the training of women in the NSW contract cleaning industry has resulted in a number of recommendations being made regarding the need for a Diploma in Management course for the up-skilling of existing women employees…

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LHMU to take on a more appropriate United Voice moniker

A 23 November Sydney Morning Herald news report by Paul Bibby has revealed that the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union (LHMU), ‘the Cleaners Union’, will next March take on a more contemporary and appropriate name, United Voice. ‘One of Australia’s oldest unions, the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Union – with…

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BSCAA WA adopts ‘Cleaning Council WA’ co-branding strategy

In what it describes as a strategic move, the Western Australian division of the Building Service Contractors Association of Australia is to become known locally as the ‘Cleaning Council WA’. It was a decision supported unanimously by members present at a 16 November general meeting. “Cleaning Council WA will be…

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BSCAA Queensland recognises outstanding executives and companies

AustralianSuper was the major sponsor of the 2010 BSCAA Queensland Excellence Awards presented at the annual awards dinner held recently in Brisbane. Sonja Thomas and David Fernandez were recognised as outstanding junior managers. BSCAA Queensland executive director Kathy Lynch said the winners exemplified the achievements and outstanding efforts of BSCAA…

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Meth lab clean-up conference

Clan Lab Cleanup  – Where does the responsibility lie? 29th July 2011 –  Gold Coast The second annual Meth Lab Cleanup Conference, themed Where does the responsibility lie?, will be held at Sea World Nara Resort on the Gold Coast, Friday 29th July 2011. It is expected that the conference…

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Questions being raised about microfibre efficacy and hygiene

By Brian Clark Microfibre products first appeared on the cleaning market over 10 years ago and have rapidly gained acceptance throughout the cleaning and healthcare industry. They are widely touted by suppliers as a panacea for cleaning all surfaces and as super efficient cleaning aids that either eliminate or minimise…

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IEHA releases booklet on the ‘new rules of cleaning’

The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) released a new educational booklet, ‘ICM — The New Rules of Cleaning’, during ISSA/INTERCLEAN — North America, held mid-November, in Orlando, Fla. Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) is an open-source system in which ‘best practices’ are defined by scientific measurement of cleaning outcomes. It…

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