Health & Safety
The new GBAC STAR accreditation program is taking the complication and uncertainty out of reopening large Canadian commercial facilities.
Along with measures to discourage spurious lawsuits, the legislation has implications for commercial real estate operators and any organization with potential scofflaws among its employees or membership.
More stringent fines and an extended period for prosecutions are slated to come into force 30 days after the Ontario legislature adopts the Budget Measures Act.
How can companies adapt to the monumental change of cannabis legalization? The short answer is to implement a drug policy.
Construction site security is under renewed scrutiny after a member of the public gained access to a downtown property and scaled a crane.
Workplace health and safety practitioners advise that measures to safeguard building services personnel from heat stress should be fairly straightforward.
Corporate tenants are increasingly demanding child care in their buildings to help female employees go back to work after maternity leave.
Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.
Cultural attitudes are shifting such that workplace harassment is becoming impossible to ignore, including in condo communities.
Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.
The TSSA recently lifted the requirement to undertake certain upgrades to the controls of single-speed elevators, but it doesn’t mean building owners should abandon modernization.
Coordinating building systems and dealing with a variety of issues personal to clients’ homes have the potential to place property managers in harm’s way.
A recent PM Expo seminar elaborated on changing market conditions and how they will affect future property managers in an increasingly technical field.
The latest phase of accessibility regulations in Ontario may concern employment standards, but facility managers have a role to play in compliance.
The new collaborative office seems to be the answer to improved productivity and innovation; however, it introduces new issues of office cleanliness.
Industry is urged to implement risk management framework after a project manager was found guilty of criminal negligence in the '‘swing stage case."
Beyond the occupier's duty of care — a responsibility that property owners bear toward inhabitants, visitors and trespassers — landlords are also employers subject to health and safety regulations.