Health & Safety

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The role of DINs in professional cleaning

A Drug Identification Number (DIN) is an eight digit number assigned by Health Canada to a drug product prior to being marketed in Canada.
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The role of surface disinfection in outbreak management

Barley Chironda, an infection control specialist at Clorox, breaks down why cleaning staff should ramp up surface disinfection during cold and flu season.
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The importance of healthy indoor air quality

To achieve healthy indoor air quality, various measures can be applied, among which thorough and systematical air quality monitoring is the vital one.
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Clothing donation bins may pose liability risk

Commercial property owners who host clothing donation bins could run afoul of their province's Occupiers Liability Act or Occupational Health and Safety Act should an incident occur.
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Study examines harassment in Canadian workplaces

Verbal abuse is the most common type of harassment reported by Canadian workers according to a new study titled Harassment in Canadian workplaces.
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Cold and flu prevention in the workplace

Cold and flu season can begin as early as October and last until February. How can you keep the flu out of your workplace, to keep facilities healthy and productive?
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Partnership to support workplace psychological health in Sask.

WCB and UFred have signed a partnership agreement to increase access to training and resources for Saskatchewan employers to create psychologically healthy workplaces.
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Arthritis takes toll on workplace productivity: study

Research from Arthritis Research Canada (ARC) shows that SARDS place a significant economic strain on the paid and unpaid workforce.
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How to make social media work for a cleaning business

Gone are the days when a business service contractor could rely on obtaining its clients from just one channel. Today, it’s all about exposure and the best place a cleaning business can be seen is online.
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Why housekeeping is vital to stair safety

Here are some cleaning techniques to help prevent slip and fall accidents on stairways.
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Examining Canadians’ understanding of AMR

A recent survey by a global medical technology company – BD – revealed Canadians are unfamiliar with or largely unaware of the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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Morguard wins workplace safety award

For the sixth year in a row, the Morguard Corporation was honoured as one of Canada’s safest employers through Canadian Occupational Safety, a Thomson Reuters Awards Program.
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Reducing damaging noise in the workplace

Work-related noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is much more common than people think. According to WSIB thousands of Ontarians report having NIHL each year.
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Ontario gets new MSD prevention guideline

Ontario’s new guideline for preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) such as carpel tunnel syndrome was unveiled this month.
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More smokers stoke litter and fire risk

Business, professional and public interest groups are devising and deploying strategies to promote common sense and minimize risk, discord and environmental fallout.
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Hospital privacy curtains may harbor dangerous germs

Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to new study.
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Fresh and Clean and DryIt: A healthy outlook

James Lee Senter, owner of Fresh and Clean and DryIt, is among the most recognizable figures in the professional cleaning industry devoted to educating the industry on the importance of cleaning for health.