Health & Safety
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.
As of 2015, anyone renovating or constructing a public space must meet new building code requirements. Here's how one company achieved AODA compliance.
Canadian proponents have few committed resources to kick-start the proposed high-speed mobile public safety broadband network, whereas their American counterparts have been promised USD $7 billion (CAD $9.24 billion).
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.
Health Canada adjusts some of its recommended thresholds for exposure to electromagnetic energy emitted from wireless communications