Industry News

radon

Yukon first to require radon testing in child care centres

Yukon will soon be the first jurisdiction in Canada to make radon testing a licensing requirement for child care facilities.
ISSA Canada

ISSA Canada forms alliance with Canadian Commercial Cleaning Association

ISSA Canada, a division of ISSA – the worldwide cleaning association, has formed a strategic alliance with the Canadian Commercial Cleaning Association.
ergonomic

Ontario raising awareness for workplace ergonomics

Ontario workplace health and safety associations are hosting learning sessions, webinars and training events on ergonomic workplaces in October and November.
Legionellosis

New protocol for cooling towers to prevent Legionellosis

New Legionellosis protocol outlines proper maintenance and safety practices associated with evaporative cooling systems.
Bayview Village Shopping Centre

Canada’s Best Restroom is crowned

Bayview Village Shopping Centre in Toronto is the winner of Canada's Best Restroom Award.
asbestos in the workplace

E-course helps manage asbestos in the workplace

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety launched an e-course to help recognize, assess and manage asbestos-related risks in the workplace.
InfectionControl.tips

InfectionControl.tips names Top Innovations

InfectionControl.tips and The Infection Prevention Strategy recently announced the winners of its Top Innovations of the Year for 2017.
menstrual care supplies

Site launches to promote universal access to menstrual care supplies

Almost every person who menstruates has experienced an unexpected need for menstrual care supplies away from home.
Greenest School

Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg named Greenest School in Canada

Amber Trails Community School in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the winner of the annual CaGBC Greenest School in Canada competition.
disinfection

Demand for UV disinfection equipment to multiply

Global demand for ultraviolet disinfection equipment is expected to rise as users seek to improve water quality and reduce chemical use.
InfectionControl.tips

ISSA Innovation Award winners announced

ISSA Innovation Award winners were recently lauded. The group consists of the cleaning industry’s most innovative products and services.
disinfectants

Regular use of disinfectants linked to lung disease

The regular use of disinfectants could increase the chance of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by nearly a third.
ARCSI

ARCSI announces Professional Image Award winners

The Association of Residential Cleaning Services, International (ARCSI) named the winners of its Professional Image Awards.
workplace restrooms

Employee perceptions of workplace restrooms: survey

Employees say the condition of a workplace restroom reflects how much a company values its workforce, according to a new survey.
pavement

Regina pilots new pavement preservation technique

Regina is investing $350,000 from its existing paving maintenance budget in a new pavement preservation technique to restore the surface of asphalt.
zero waste

Simon Fraser University closer to becoming zero waste

Simon Fraser University is another step closer to becoming a zero-waste university, with Shrum Chemistry now one of its most energy efficient buildings.
antimicrobial resistance

Canada cracks down on antimicrobial resistance

Canada is taking new steps to confront the reality of antimicrobial resistance, one of the most serious global health threats facing the world today.