Education & Training


Examining ergonomic impacts to sanitation staff

Increased cleaning frequencies and heavy waste removal due to the use of more disposable commodities means the bodies of essential workers are taking a beating.
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Harnessing the power of video

The revolving door of employees prevents building service contractors and facility managers from implementing more modern cleaning methods and technologies.
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Microfibre mops: A laundry list of questions

Effective cleaning of high-touch surfaces and floors in healthcare facilities requires proper cleaning tools like microfibre mops.

HRAI develops COVID-19 awareness training program

HRAI is developing a COVID-19 training program for residential applications with the potential to expand into small commercial and ICI sectors.
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The shift from facility cleaning to facility disinfection

Educating the public on the differences between cleaning and disinfecting is becoming increasingly important to businesses in the facility cleaning sector.
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ISSA Canada BSC Council champions industry education

ISSA Canada and its BSC council will continue to develop new education programming and provide educational offerings that are of interest to this sector.
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Digital management system improves cleaning program compliance

Bunzl Canada explains the benefits behind WandaMOBILE, a new technology that allows workers to monitor in-house cleaning program compliance.
Rent relief program targeted to mortgage commercial properties

Cleaning tax credit proposed for U.S. businesses

The cleaning tax credit would allow businesses to expense equipment, staff training, PPE, and other related products until the end of March 2021.
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Technology gets smart about waste management

Waste equipment and services that can process and organize vast amounts of data help inform sustainable practices throughout the facility.
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IES releases free report on GUV disinfection

The Illuminating Engineering Society has released a report explaining germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) disinfection and its potential to safely reduce the transmission of COVID-19, in response to a wave of conflicting statements and opinions on the topic.
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IICRC no longer accepting OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training HST equivalent for master designations

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced it will no longer be accepting OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training for the Health and
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ISSA launches online course in response to COVID-19

Worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA has launched a new online course to help cleaners combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual seminar, by the Global Biorisk

CCOHS offers free workplace resources during COVID-19

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is making a number of relevant courses and publications available for free to help workplaces protect
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ISSA standard instructs school cleaning practices

The goal of the standard is to provide schools with a tool that will help them measure and monitor the effectiveness of the cleaning processes.
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Helping rubber floors bounce back

Rubber floors require specialized care to keep them looking and performing at their best. In fact, maintenance requirements are often underestimated.
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Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

A green cleaning program is about more than simply using ‘green’ products.

Spotting irrigation system problems early

Regularly inspecting the irrigation system and making any necessary fixes or upgrades is the best way to ensure as little water is being used.