Canadian cleaning companies are starting to rethink how technology can make them more efficient and competitive.
Building occupants may still be inhaling VOCs and other chemical emissions despite the use of eco-friendly products.
A hotel housekeeper in Canada is estimated to assume 8,000 different body postures every shift. Repetitive motion injuries are common.
Health officials won’t quite know what to expect until later this fall, but facilities should still brace themselves no matter what flu strain will spread.
Every day, millions of janitors compromise safety when handling garbage and recycled materials.
Summer-like conditions this past September and now October may contribute to higher rodent activity in the fall season.
When educating children and young adults about good hand hygiene practices, it’s important to implement the right handwashing practices.
Wasps have a frightening reputation for their aggressive behaviour and are often seen in greater numbers towards the end of summer.
The new Albion Library, opened earlier this summer, is the first of Toronto’s 102 branches to introduce gender-neutral washrooms.
Infection prevention and control, while taken seriously in healthcare settings, isn’t always a priority in educational facilities.
Information technology is safety management, with rapid advances in cloud computing and data management technologies.
Flooding heightens the risk of occupational electrical-related fatalities and injuries when restoring power to electrical systems.
While facility management already leverages technology extensively, innovations aren’t yet being used fully in washroom cleaning and maintenance.
Although Canada is finally banning asbestos-containing products for good by 2018, the government hasn’t yet clarified issues related to existing asbestos.
Cleaning marketer and entrepreneur Lisa Macqueen recently offered advice on what cleaning companies need to be doing on social media.
Cleaning contractors and facility managers that hire their own cleaning staff are often not aware of hidden costs that can result from custodial injuries.
With the right strategy in place, hotels can put out the “no vacancy” sign for pests and help ensure guests have a pleasant stay.