Hygiene

public washrooms

Public washrooms still popular as public looks for touchless options

Public washrooms have remained popular despite COVID-19, but people are increasingly looking for touchless facilities.
disinfection

CDC highlights concerns over disinfectant use

The CDC notes the chances of being infected by COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces are "generally less than one in 10,000."
school cleaning

Setting up school cleaning programs that track results

COVID-19 poses a huge challenge for educational facility managers — here are four steps to verify and validate school cleaning programs.
hygiene in schools

Promoting better hand & surface hygiene in schools

Proper hand hygiene training, heightened cleaning, and access to hygiene products are essential to keeping schools safe.
public transit

Focusing on best cleaning practices for public transit

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has partnered with GBAC to highlight transit best practices.
air dryers

Air dryers can cause more contamination

The level of contamination was 10 times higher after volunteers had dried their hands with air dryers.
urinals

Why cleaning around urinals is vital

A study finds traces of coronavirus can become airborne when urinals are flushed after being used by an infected person. 
cleaning habits

Will heightened cleaning habits remain post-COVID-19?

Survey data suggests strengthened cleaning habits will remain front and centre for a large majority of people post-pandemic.
washroom pests

Three steps for avoiding washroom pests

Hopefully, washroom pests are the last thing on your guests’ mind, but that’s only possible if pest management remains top of mind.
washroom hygiene

Key lessons in washroom hygiene from COVID-19

Hand and washroom hygiene remains of critical importance for organizations to thrive in the new climate created by COVID-19.
housekeepers

Hospital housekeepers feel underappreciated during pandemic

A recent study suggests that hospital housekeepers and environmental service staff have low self-esteem in their jobs.
handwashing habits

Americans beginning to drop improved handwashing habits

According to Bradley Corp's new Healthy Handwashing Survey, Americans are slackening the habits they had reinforced early in the pandemic.
disinfectants

Disinfectants: Are we at the end of the road?

Scientists at a South African university say there's a growing risk of SARS-CoV-2 developing resistance to disinfectants and antibiotics.
GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation continues to saturate Canada

The program is gathering pace north of the border, as everything from hotels to arenas to convention centres secure accreditation.
teleworking

How to manage service providers remotely

One of COVID-19's major challenges has been maintaining or improving cleaning activities when the managers responsible are not on-site.
hygiene fraud

Watch out for hygienic fraud

Look out for hygienic fraud: that's the warning of a microbiologist who specializes in cleaning and sanitation.
pest control

Green goals in pest control are worth setting

Green initiatives are more than a trend. Many industries are putting greater emphasis on ensuring products are sourced and processed in an environmentally conscious manner