Industry News


New CCOHS app offers COVID-19 resources for workers

The Safe Work app hosts over 120 COVID-19 resources, including tip sheets, infographics, videos, and other guidance.

6 changes in LEED and the future of green cleaning

Later this year, U.S. Green Building Council members will be voting on six changes to LEED cleaning credits.

Vote for the cleaning industry’s best innovators

The ISSA Show Innovation Awards honours trailblazing companies in the commercial, institutional, and residential cleaning community.

Protect building occupants from a winter flu resurgence

Flu was almost non-existent last winter due to lockdowns and health measures, but experts warn it may return with a vengeance this winter.
Global Handwashing Day

Habits persist ahead of Global Handwashing Day

While people are still conscious of the importance of handwashing, some reminders are needed ahead of Global Handwashing Day on October 15.
GBAC STAR Destination

GBAC STAR launches Destination program

The program allows municipalities, tourism bureaus, and destination marketing organizations to demonstrate dedication to building healthier, safer, and more confident communities.

Vancouver’s Legionella program earns award

The City of Vancouver has received the 2021 Innovation Award for Legionella prevention from the Environmental Operators Certification Program.

Climate advocates call for CleanBC reboot

A large group of multi-sector signatories are calling on the B.C. government to overhaul its CleanBC climate action plan, calling it inadequate and out-of-step with recent climate data.
healthcare facilities 

Guidelines inform resilient healthcare facilities 

Newly released guidelines offer a standard for approaching the planning and designing of healthcare facilities from a resiliency perspective.
Bradley Corp

Office workers now want touchless washroom fixtures: Bradley Corp

The Healthy Handwashing Survey found that touchless fixtures are the feature that would make workers feel most safe in the washroom.
construction and maintenance work

Construction and maintenance work among the most dangerous jobs

Various jobs in these industries were found to suffer fatality rates of several times the average of 3.4 per 100,000 workers.
germ-repelling seat coverings

Airlines demand germ-repelling seat coverings

Demand for coverings that deter the spread of viruses and bacteria has soared as airlines look to mitigate time and financial losses.
Alberta hospitals get rigorous trespass rules

Alberta hospitals get rigorous trespass controls

The move responds to a series of unruly gatherings that dissenters opposed to COVID-19 vaccination have staged at health care campuses throughout the province.
cleaning products

Demand for cleaning products predicted to keep growing

The North American market is expected to account for approximately 30% of global sales in 2021.

ISSA and IFMA expand relationship to support industry

The two associations will provide increased value to each association’s membership and encourage key connections through discounted event rates.
antimicrobial coatings

The power of antimicrobial coatings

While not substitutes for regular cleaning and disinfection practices, these coatings can help to reduce human exposure to viruses.
extreme heat

U.S. government aims to protect workers from extreme heat

OSHA is taking steps to better protect workers in extreme-heat environments after this summer's heatwaves.