Cleaning

Clean earnings place Canadian companies among global top 200 for revenue from low-carbon business activities

Canadian suppliers lauded for clean earnings

Product and service suppliers to the property and facilities management sector are among eight publicly listed Canadian companies ranked for highest global revenues tied to low-carbon business activities.
washroom hygiene

Key lessons in washroom hygiene from COVID-19

Hand and washroom hygiene remains of critical importance for organizations to thrive in the new climate created by COVID-19.
housekeepers

Hospital housekeepers feel underappreciated during pandemic

A recent study suggests that hospital housekeepers and environmental service staff have low self-esteem in their jobs.
handwashing habits

Americans beginning to drop improved handwashing habits

According to Bradley Corp's new Healthy Handwashing Survey, Americans are slackening the habits they had reinforced early in the pandemic.
disposable gloves

The real story on disposable gloves

COVID-19's impact on the supply of disposable gloves is going to continue, and every business involved in facility cleaning needs to be prepared.
disinfectants

Disinfectants: Are we at the end of the road?

Scientists at a South African university say there's a growing risk of SARS-CoV-2 developing resistance to disinfectants and antibiotics.
Facility management

Adapt today, optimize tomorrow

Four solutions for a smarter, safer, and cleaner building as cleaning and maintenance is reinvented.
cleaning contractor

Hiring a cleaning contractor in 2021

As the industry continues to change against the backdrop of COVID-19, so do the processes and needs of hiring a new cleaning contractor.
IEHA

IEHA renews focus on healthcare and hospitality

IEHA has announced an updated brand identity, including a new name and logo, to reflect its role in the healthcare and hospitality industries.
hotel sanitation

Improving hotel sanitation with innovative new steps

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort in Mexico is not only cleaning and disinfecting its rooms but also its guests, thanks to sanitation booths.
Ontario Nurses' Association

Ontario Nurses’ Association urges province on airborne transmission

The Ontario Nurses' Association says the province has failed to act "despite persistent infection and consensus on aerosol transmission."
back to school

Safety concerns abound as students head back to school

Assessing health, safety, and infection control risks of going back to school against the value of physical classes is a tricky balance.
Edmonton Transit

Edmonton Transit piloting innovative germ-killing doors

Edmonton Transit partnered with a local biotech company to install antimicrobial push-plates on various swing doors at transit stations.
restroom

Rethinking the restroom experience

According to the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health, virus transmission in a public restroom is of great concern
GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation continues to saturate Canada

The program is gathering pace north of the border, as everything from hotels to arenas to convention centres secure accreditation.
hard-surface floor

IICRC publishes new standard for hard-surface floor coverings

The IICRC standard describes non-destructive procedures and methods for professional inspectors to follow for hard-surface floor coverings.
workplace cleaning

Providing cleanliness and confidence in the workplace

It’s more crucial than ever for organizations to provide clean, safe, and healthy environments for those returning to the workplace amid the COVID-19 pandemic.