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.
Wasps have a frightening reputation for their aggressive behaviour and are often seen in greater numbers towards the end of summer.
Infection prevention and control, while taken seriously in healthcare settings, isn’t always a priority in educational facilities.
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.
Protecting vital building systems that address comfort, usability, life safety, fire prevention and compliance with general occupancy requirements.
New plant-based innovations in synthetic grass respond to changing forces in the market like changing weather patterns and wellbeing.
In heavy winter conditions, facility maintenance should include the application of ice melt to key walkways.
Simple energy efficient measures in a facility can significantly lower costs related to maintenance and operations.
Workers in cold environments are at high risk of experiencing severe skin dryness, which is a serious issue often overlooked.
More work needs to be done to propel women into executive roles within the cleaning business and retain their talents, says a budding organization called
Facilities still don’t perform frequent quality cleaning audits to meet goals, but innovators are developing more accessible and cost-effective tools.
Educational facilities are embracing green cleaning programs, where such use is pertinent because children are more vulnerable to environmental exposures.
August is especially busy for custodians who have to begin preparing healthy and clean school before students return.