Health & Safety

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Share spaces, not germs, in collaborative offices

The new collaborative office seems to be the answer to improved productivity and innovation; however, it introduces new issues of office cleanliness.
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Accessibility, ergonomics and AODA compliance

As of 2015, anyone renovating or constructing a public space must meet new building code requirements. Here's how one company achieved AODA compliance.
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Troubleshoot ‘text neck’ in the virtual workplace

'Text neck' describes the excessive strain on the head, neck and shoulders caused by looking down at handheld devices. Protect employees with these tips.
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Enforcing Smoke-Free Ontario Act changes

The Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Toronto's smoking bylaws recently changed. A tobacco enforcement inspector shares what property owners and managers need to know.
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Fire safety fundamentals for seniors’ homes

The Quebec government has moved quickly to mandate sprinklers in seniors' homes following recommendations from Coroner Cyrille Delâge.
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Asbestos surveys widely mandated in Quebec

Quebec is one of the last Canadian jurisdictions to specifically mandate asbestos monitoring and ...
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BIFMA updates its ergonomics guideline

The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association recently revised its 2002 ergonomics guideline.
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Ventilation for acceptable air quality

The most recent edition of ASHRAE standard 62.1 specifies 17 cubic feet per minute of fresh air per occupant as the minimum acceptable ventilation level ...
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‘Nutrition labelling’ for building products

The Health Product Declaration (HPD) open standard was developed to provide support for evaluating products ...
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Reducing the risk of Legionella

Any water source in a building that can be aerosolized may be a Legionella risk, particularly where the water is dirty, remains still or is not exposed to a ...
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Health advocacy

A collective effort is underway to develop a Health Product Declaration, which is aimed at creating a consistent format for reporting product content ...
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Changes coming from WHMIS

Retraining in WHMIS will likely be required upon the introduction of the globally harmonized system for classifying and labelling chemicals.
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Legislation gets to the heart of health and safety

Manitoba is the first Canadian province to mandate automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in specific facilities.