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Work-at-heights training program successful: study

According to a study by the Institute for Work and Health, Ontario’s working-at-heights training program is successful at preventing worker injuries.

CMI and Marquette University create supply chain management course

CMI has collaborated with Marquette University to develop an online training course that introduces the seven critical areas of supply chain management.

Cintas launches 10th annual Canada’s Best Restroom contest

Entries are judged based on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality and unique design elements.
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Soil sample results intensify cleanup demands

Hazardous contaminants from former industrial operations still linger in a now largely residential area of Edmonton.
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Deferred maintenance hits home for legislators

Due to mark its centennial in sync with Manitoba's sesquicentennial next year, the Beaux Arts style landmark now requires more than $150 million worth of restorative upgrades.

CCMP to acquire facilities management company for $1B

BGIS CEO, Gordon Hicks, and the management team will remain in place and work with CCMP to support the company’s next phase of growth.

IFMA and Macau Institute of Management sign strategic agreement

Macau Institute of Management (MIM) has been the pioneer promoting facility management as a professional subject in Macau since 2007.

Schneider Electric joins Cybersecurity Coalition

Schneider Electric has announced its membership in the Washington-based Cybersecurity Coalition.

New executive management at ICS Facility Services

ICS Facility Services (ICS) have announced the appointment of Meline Beach as chief communications officer.

ISSA launches new online learning platform

The CMI Online Learning Platform is an expansion of ISSA’s current educational offerings.

EPA releases major update to chemicals list

For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an update of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory listing.

BGIS receives ISSA Canada Environmental Stewardship Award

The ISSA Canada Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes and honours organizations committed to environmental management and dedication to the value of clean.
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New website to tackle occupational disease prevention

Occupational disease is common and results from exposure to chemical, biological and physical agents in the workplace.

OptiSolve awarded grant to help reduce HAIs

Public Health revealed that healthcare-associated Infections will be Canada's second leading cause of death by 2050.

Avidbots brings floor scrubbing robot to South Korea

Avidbots is pleased to announce a partnership with Daeduck International to bring Neo – an autonomous floor-scrubbing robot – to South Korea.
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FSI names Jon Benjamin region manager for Canada

FSI Global, a leading facilities management software provider, recently opened a Canadian office in an effort to expand its global operations.

New partners join ISSA Show Canada

In an ongoing effort to unite the cleaning industry and tap into all educational resources, IEHA and OHHA have announced their collaboration with ISSA Show Canada.