Infection Control

public washrooms

Public washrooms still popular as public looks for touchless options

Public washrooms have remained popular despite COVID-19, but people are increasingly looking for touchless facilities.
disinfection

CDC highlights concerns over disinfectant use

The CDC notes the chances of being infected by COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces are "generally less than one in 10,000."
school cleaning

Setting up school cleaning programs that track results

COVID-19 poses a huge challenge for educational facility managers — here are four steps to verify and validate school cleaning programs.
CDC guidelines

GBAC clarifies CDC guidelines on cleaning

GBAC, a Division of ISSA, has clarified its stance on revised CDC guidelines related to cleaning and disinfecting for SARS-CoV-2.
hygiene in schools

Promoting better hand & surface hygiene in schools

Proper hand hygiene training, heightened cleaning, and access to hygiene products are essential to keeping schools safe.
airborne transmission

ASHRAE provides updated airborne transmission guidance

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has released clarified guidance for evaluating and mitigating the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
antimicrobial

Green experts issue antimicrobial use warning

Green building organizations, architects, and scientists warn that building materials with added antimicrobials have no proven health benefit.
UV-C

The power of UV-C light

The pandemic has led to rapid growth in the UV-C market, and there is science behind its power against microbes.
public transit

Focusing on best cleaning practices for public transit

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has partnered with GBAC to highlight transit best practices.
cleaning habits

Will heightened cleaning habits remain post-COVID-19?

Survey data suggests strengthened cleaning habits will remain front and centre for a large majority of people post-pandemic.
hotel housekeepers

Hotel housekeepers now being paid to get COVID-19 vaccine

Some employers are starting to offer paid time off as a motivation for workers to get the COVID-19 shot.
Edmonton

Edmonton becomes first Canadian city to commit to city-wide GBAC STAR accreditation

Edmonton would be the first Canadian and second North American destination to obtain the accreditation.
cleaning service providers

First cleaning service provider achieves GBAC STAR accreditation

CCS Facility Services is the first business in the world to achieve GBAC STAR Service Accreditation for cleaning service providers.
flu shots

Flu shots still have a place for workplace employees

The odds of testing positive for COVID-19 were reduced by 24 per cent in patients who received an influenza vaccine compared to those who did not.
COVID-19 vaccination

The whys and hows of COVID-19 vaccination

As COVID-19 vaccinations are approved and administered to a select population, many businesses wonder what it means for them.
housekeepers

Hospital housekeepers feel underappreciated during pandemic

A recent study suggests that hospital housekeepers and environmental service staff have low self-esteem in their jobs.
disposable gloves

The real story on disposable gloves

COVID-19's impact on the supply of disposable gloves is going to continue, and every business involved in facility cleaning needs to be prepared.