Infection Control

ANSI UV-C

ANSI Standards for UV-C devices under development

The first ANSI Standards for ultraviolet C-band (UV-C) device performance are expected to be published before the end of the year.
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The shift from facility cleaning to facility disinfection

Educating the public on the differences between cleaning and disinfecting is becoming increasingly important to businesses in the facility cleaning sector.
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An evidence-based look at the paper towel versus air dryer debate

Are paper towels the top choice for preventing the spread of coronavirus?
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EPA issues advisory on disinfectant claims

An EPA advisory notes some disinfectant products include unapproved claims regarding SARS-CoV-2, the strain of coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

GBAC STAR accreditation to steer reopenings

The new GBAC STAR accreditation program is taking the complication and uncertainty out of reopening large Canadian commercial facilities.
Rent relief program targeted to mortgage commercial properties

Cleaning tax credit proposed for U.S. businesses

The cleaning tax credit would allow businesses to expense equipment, staff training, PPE, and other related products until the end of March 2021.
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Majority of U.S. businesses plan to increase cleaning frequency

An OpenWorks survey found 83 per cent of business leaders believe they will likely increase cleaning frequency in their facilities upon reopening.
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VIDEO: The impact of COVID-19 on real estate operations and building cleaning

Missed our May 20 webinar on the wide-ranging impact of COVID-19 and its influence on cleaning protocols? It’s not too late to learn from our
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Rigorous cleaning protocols now big safety priority

Cleaning has taken on a new meaning since the words coronavirus and COVID-19 became part of our daily language. But precisely how have cleaning protocols changed?
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U of A, AHS to create 3D-printed face shields

University of Alberta faculty and staff are working with Alberta Health Services to create thousands of 3D-printed face "shields" for use in the province's hospitals.
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IES releases free report on GUV disinfection

The Illuminating Engineering Society has released a report explaining germicidal ultraviolet (GUV) disinfection and its potential to safely reduce the transmission of COVID-19, in response to a wave of conflicting statements and opinions on the topic.
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Nova Scotia introduces new COVID-19 measures at long-term care homes

The provincial government has introduced new measures to protect long-term-care facility residents and staff from the spread of COVID-19.
ISSA standard

ISSA standard instructs school cleaning practices

The goal of the standard is to provide schools with a tool that will help them measure and monitor the effectiveness of the cleaning processes.
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Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

A green cleaning program is about more than simply using ‘green’ products.
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Some disinfectants safer than others

The list of active ingredients used in disinfectants is lengthy and full of trade-offs.
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Understanding Candida auris transmission

Recognizing how the drug-resistant fungus spreads in healthcare facilities is essential for effective infection control.
ASHRAE Legionella standard

Collaboration brings new approach to Legionella detection

Leading Legionella companies partner to eliminate Legionnaires’ outbreaks through strategic partnership.