There are now several options that help facilities proactively address issues related to forgotten and ignored waste areas.
The decreasing costs of sensors means the Internet of Things is rapidly moving into new areas of commercial properties, such as waste management.
Nearly two-thirds of facility managers are interested in implementing new digital technologies such as intelligent analytics, according to a recent study.
Facilities still contain built-in materials that were exposed to rain and snow in the construction or renovation process, leading to the presence of mould.
Playgrounds across the country continue to leave children on the sidelines with design and maintenance practices that are not fully inclusive.
Canada’s growing cities are fueling pesticide resistance as rodents, bed bugs and cockroaches better adapt to human environments.
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.
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.
The University of Manitoba is currently undertaking the largest accessibility audit ever conducted in the province.
Besides providing shelter and shade, the urban forest offer environmental, economic and social benefits so it’s important to take care of them.
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.
Although Canada is finally banning asbestos-containing products for good by 2018, the government hasn’t yet clarified issues related to existing asbestos.
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.