Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands!!! Needless to say that these words have become much like a mantra that we remind ourselves and that we tell our kids all the time. Not to mention that there are countless posters and signs in all public restrooms, kitchens and in the workplace reminding employees to wash their hands before resuming work.
The presence of flying insects within your hotel, restaurant or agri-food business could really mean bad news for your bank account. From devouring your stock to destroying your establishment’s reputation, these tiny creatures can cause huge money loss. Beyond this negative image, they also carry a number of diseases which could lead to the closure of your business. Here is a little overview about which sector is more at risk.
With the upcoming seasonal change, the winter flu- in all its horror- is bound to affect even the best of us. As the weather gets colder and wetter, coughs, sniffles and sneezes are likely to be heard here and there within your establishment, causing disruptions, delays and even absenteeism.
Rodents, those hijackers
Rats and mice are the worst kind of unwanted guests that will ever set foot in your homes. They have skillfully mastered the art of hijacking to such an extent that they can become the landlords and you, well, the rentee.
Most people tend to think that pests disappear as winter settles in. Wrong. Just like you want to keep warm indoors during the cold season, chilly pests seek cosy refuges.
Managing menstruation with dignity remains a challenge, especially in developing countries. In many societies, this natural process is still surrounded by taboos, misinformation and inadequate menstrual hygiene management (MHM), which directly affect women’s self-esteem, health, education, dignity and human rights.
Barely larger than an apple seed, bed bugs can give you a hard time at night by turning your sweet dreams into a nightmare. These nocturnal pests are prolific breeders and can quickly become a colony and attack you when you sleep. Extremely unpleasant bites, intense itching, redness, an offensive musty smell … there are many perks.
Whatever your field of business, maintaining a high level of hygiene in your company is crucial for many reasons. Not only is it important for your brand’s image, employees’, customers’ and visitors’ well-being, it also affects your enterprise’s bottom line and revenues. This is how:
One of the most effective ways we have to protect ourselves and others from illness is good hygiene. When the majority of people have to use washrooms in places like schools, offices, shopping malls or public places, their concern about hygiene is most of the time justified. Toilets are a hotbed for bacteria and viruses. Who hasn’t thought twice about sitting on a public toilet seat?
Since December, the country is being drenched by rains that are certainly filling up our reservoirs, but all these stagnant waters unfortunately promote the proliferation of diseases such as influenza and gastroenteritis. How to protect yourself effectively?