Health & Safety
Hospitals have a potent, new tool in their mission to improve patient health and safety. It also happens to be the one of the oldest metals known to man - copper.
Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.
Playgrounds across the country continue to leave children on the sidelines with design and maintenance practices that are not fully inclusive.
A hotel housekeeper in Canada is estimated to assume 8,000 different body postures every shift. Repetitive motion injuries are common.
Every day, millions of janitors compromise safety when handling garbage and recycled materials.
The University of Manitoba is currently undertaking the largest accessibility audit ever conducted in the province.
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.
Staff continue to face challenges with cleaning, disinfecting and infection control because purchase items often don’t meet PIDAC best practices.
A recent survey of managers in Ontario indicates that about 40 per cent don’t realize the Ontario Electrical Safety Code applies to work in their buildings.
ASHRAE Standard 188, released in 2015, requires that buildings evaluate where Legionella growth may occur in all water and plumbing systems.
CNESST has published a notice of a draft regulation in the Gazette officielle concerning the use of ladders and stepladders at Quebec-based worksites.
Facilities still don’t perform frequent quality cleaning audits to meet goals, but innovators are developing more accessible and cost-effective tools.
A recent court decision to fine a property maintenance company for not protecting employees reveals health and worker safety training is still lacking.
In recent years, property owners and managers may have noticed that the line paint in their parking lots is fading more quickly.