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Coroner's inquest to examine circumstances of 2009 scaffolding collapse

Inquest to examine 2009 scaffolding collapse

An inquest into the circumstances of the four construction workers' deaths is mandatory under Ontario's Coroners Act. A construction site supervisor has already been convicted.

IWBI & ISSA join forces to accelerate best cleaning practices

IWBI-ISSA collaboration means GBAC STAR accreditation will now count towards the points necessary to achieve the IWBI's Health-Safety Rating. 

New GBAC STAR grants program now available for facilities

The grant offers qualifying facilities a chance to help offset the costs of the GBAC STAR accreditation program and a free 6-month trial of a cleaning task management software.

Ontario budget prioritizes educational spaces

An investment of $13 billion in capital grants over 10 years was outlined in the Ontario government's budget tabled on Thursday to build and renovate educational facilities.

Ontario allocates roughly $1 billion for COVID-19 resilience projects

A new COVID-19 Resilience infrastructure stream will help build or renovate health and safety related projects in long-term care, education and municipalities. 
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School washrooms are receiving failing grades from students

Bradley Corp's latest Healthy Handwashing Survey focuses on attitudes towards high school washrooms during COVID-19.

Apprenticeship forum chair goes to union rep

The national, not-for-profit organization brings together employers, labour unions, training agencies and other stakeholder groups involved in developing the skilled trades workforce.
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Dozens more facilities achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation

The Hyatt House WPG South in Winnipeg is among dozens of locations worldwide that have recently achieved GBAC STAR accreditation.
ARCSI Learning online platform

ARCSI launches online learning platform for residential cleaning

ARCSI Learning's cornerstone course is a seven-module training program that helps verify cleaning professionals' skills and knowledge.
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IICRC board of directors elects 2021 executive committee

The IICRC confirmed the results of its board of directors election earlier this month and has now chosen its executive committee.

U of T’s fall reopening plan ‘unacceptable,’ says union

The union representing more than 10,000 contract academic workers at the University of Toronto is speaking out against the recent COVID-19 outbreaks on campus.
CCOHS tool kit

New CCOHS tool kit helps workplaces customize COVID-19 health and safety

The CCOHS tool kit helps workplaces operate safely and prevent the spread of infection.
MLB Lysol partnership

Major League Baseball partners with Lysol for cleaner stadiums

The MLB Lysol partnership will involve utilizing microbiologists and germ-kill experts to boost ongoing disinfection practices in ballparks.
GBAC STAR accreditation

ISSA’s GBAC STAR accreditation success is a sign of a cleaner world

The GBAC STAR accreditation was only launched in spring but has already seen huge uptake from facilities around the world.
GBAC STAR Facility Directory

New GBAC STAR Facility Directory helps locate facilities accredited for cleaning excellence

GBAC, a Division of ISSA, has launched its GBAC STAR Facility Directory tool to allow users to easily identify accredited facilities.
ISSA Canada

Ontario Healthcare Housekeepers Association merges with ISSA Canada

The healthcare housekeeping industry in Ontario is applauding the merger of OHHA with ISSA Canada.
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The science behind contaminant vapour barrier systems

REGENESIS CEO Scott Wilson spotlights how contaminant vapour barriers work to offer much safer and healthier built environments.