Industry News

Rat complaints

Rat complaints on the rise, survey finds

Health inspectors report more rat complaints in apartments and private homes across the country.
trades training

Alberta increases skilled trades funding

The Alberta government is increasing skilled trades funding to provide young people more opportunities to explore trades careers.
foam container ban

Assitive tools released ahead of foam container ban

The City of Vancouver has launched toolkits to help businesses find recyclable and compostable alternatives to foam containers
pesticide ban

Ontario could lift pesticide ban in cemeteries

The current prohibition on pesticides for cosmetic purposes will continue to apply for commercial and residential properties.
airborne chemicals

New technology detects airborne chemicals

The new prototype provides real-time monitoring of air quality in events like haze outbreaks.
Edmonton facilities

Edmonton facilities get energy efficiency upgrade

Mitchell Transit Garage and Westwood Fleet Services will now operate with a much lower ecological footprint.
Everyday Impact Hero Contest

Cintas accepting nominations for Everyday Impact Hero Contest

The award program honours facility professionals who go above and beyond to provide a better customer experience and improve their workplace.
environmental contamination

Former property owner fined for environmental contamination

A former gas station property owner was recently convicted under the Environmental Protection Act for ignoring problems related to petroleum hydrocarbon contamination.
iron water pipes

Standard aims to protect iron water pipes from corrosion

The new standard for iron water pipes provides information that could be helpful to engineers, asset owners, corrosion consultants and others.
lead pipe

Lead pipe replacements on track in Saskatoon

A goal to replace lead pipes that link older homes and businesses to Saskatoon’s main water supply is progressing as planned.
Occupational health

Occupational health and safety advocates invited to apply for scholarship

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is now accepting applications for the 2020 Dick Martin Scholarship Award. The CCOHS Council of Governors established
industrial cleaning

Global industrial cleaning market on the upswing

The global industrial cleaning market size is projected to reach USD 58.2 billion by 2024 from USD 46.8 billion in 2019, at a CAGR of
Kevin Pearson

IICRC appoints Kevin Pearson as chairman

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification has announced its 2020 board of directors executive committee.
FM services

Value of FM services poised to soar: report

Rising investments in smart city projects across the world have led to the growing demand for facility management services.

ORAC and HRAI sign Memorandum of Understanding

The two groups will join forces to increase their impact and efficiency in specific areas of mutual interest.
safety standards

TSSA aims to improve compliance with safety standards

The Compliance Support Program will be offered to all operators and owners regulated by Ontario’s Technical Standards and Safety Authority.
ISSA Canada

ISSA Canada forms alliance with TIPS

The Infection Prevention Strategy advisory board brings together leading industry professionals well-versed in infection control and prevention.