Cleaning

hand hygiene

Hand hygiene essentials for World Hand Hygiene Day

Implementing touchless features is among the chief ways of ensuring and communicating hand hygiene.
washroom

Reopening plans spark conversation about washroom hygiene

Businesses are looking to make hygienic upgrades to keep returning employees and visitors safe. But have they considered the washroom? 
Bell Centre

Bell Centre becomes first Canadian hockey arena to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation

The home of the Montreal Canadiens is the latest notable milestone for the program in Canada.
COVID-19

How Canada can learn from Taiwan in beating COVID-19

Taiwan's proactivity in revamping its cleaning procedures can serve as a model for Canada going forward.
campus

A year like no other for campus cleaning

Large-scale post-secondary campuses hold an almost incomprehensibly wide range of cleaning and maintenance challenges.
carbon

Are carbon labels coming to professional cleaning?

Consumers are increasingly scrutinizing product labels looking for another metric: the carbon footprint of a product.
HVAC systems

Standard for cleaning HVAC systems updated

The 2021 NADCA Standard defines the minimum performance and procedural requirements for cleaning HVAC systems.
public washrooms

Public washrooms still popular as public looks for touchless options

Public washrooms have remained popular despite COVID-19, but people are increasingly looking for touchless facilities.
carpet care

How to smarten up your carpet care program

Careful inspections and the best method and product choices lead to superior cleaning and carpet care.
disinfection

CDC highlights concerns over disinfectant use

The CDC notes the chances of being infected by COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces are "generally less than one in 10,000."
school cleaning

Setting up school cleaning programs that track results

COVID-19 poses a huge challenge for educational facility managers — here are four steps to verify and validate school cleaning programs.
CDC guidelines

GBAC clarifies CDC guidelines on cleaning

GBAC, a Division of ISSA, has clarified its stance on revised CDC guidelines related to cleaning and disinfecting for SARS-CoV-2.
hygiene in schools

Promoting better hand & surface hygiene in schools

Proper hand hygiene training, heightened cleaning, and access to hygiene products are essential to keeping schools safe.
public washrooms

Intelligent public washrooms: A promising solution for the future

Recent technological advances have made it possible to develop innovative ways to manage public washroom maintenance intelligently.
UV-C

The power of UV-C light

The pandemic has led to rapid growth in the UV-C market, and there is science behind its power against microbes.
public transit

Focusing on best cleaning practices for public transit

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has partnered with GBAC to highlight transit best practices.
air dryers

Air dryers can cause more contamination

The level of contamination was 10 times higher after volunteers had dried their hands with air dryers.