Equipment & Tools

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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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Cannabis production environment key to creating healthy inventory

Proper cleaning of cannabis production facilities may be the unsung hero of the industry and the difference between a healthy market and a lagging one.
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EPA issues advisory on disinfectant claims

An EPA advisory notes some disinfectant products include unapproved claims regarding SARS-CoV-2, the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
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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.
ISSA standard

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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Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

A green cleaning program is about more than simply using ‘green’ products.
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Some disinfectants safer than others

The list of active ingredients used in disinfectants is lengthy and full of trade-offs.
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Integrating cleaning robots into the workforce

Companies across North America have been testing cleaning robots for the past few years, but the turning point may have been last fall.
environmental surfaces

Environmental surfaces can be infection gateway

Recently released guidelines from Ontario's Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee address the cleaning and disinfecting challenges that housekeeping staff continue to face in healthcare facilities.
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Creating a lasting first impression for your facility

A good or bad experience on a person’s first visit to a building can be the difference between a returning client or a lost opportunity. An opinion is formed within seconds of an individual walking through your doors and the scent that greets their nostrils will go a long way to deciding whether that opinion is positive or negative.
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The Cannabis Act: What employers need to know

The forthcoming Cannabis Act raises a number of questions regarding workplace safety, particularly for dangerous and hazardous jobs.
augmented reality

AR tech a turning point for future cleaning sector

The cleaning industry has been around for a while, but new technologies like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are new to the field.
waste reduction

Options for handling forgotten waste areas

There are now several options that help facilities proactively address issues related to forgotten and ignored waste areas.
waste management

How IoT is making waste management smarter

The decreasing costs of sensors means the Internet of Things is rapidly moving into new areas of commercial properties, such as waste management.
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Canadian children lack accessible play spaces

Playgrounds across the country continue to leave children on the sidelines with design and maintenance practices that are not fully inclusive.
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Five critical elements of floor care

There are ways to protect floors and keep them looking their best during the winter. Here are five critical elements or components of floor care.
de-icing

Five tips for evaluating de-icing products

There are various products on the market for managing the season’s worst, which can make choosing a de-icing material a difficult task.