The pandemic certainly changed the way many organizations approach cleaning and disinfecting, and reading chemical labels is vital. Facilities of all types are using disinfectants
Verbal abuse is the most common type of harassment reported by Canadian workers according to a new study titled Harassment in Canadian workplaces.
The forthcoming Cannabis Act raises a number of questions regarding workplace safety, particularly for dangerous and hazardous jobs.
Carleton University has launched a new online reporting tool that intricately links health and safety initiatives with facility management.
Playgrounds across the country continue to leave children on the sidelines with design and maintenance practices that are not fully inclusive.
Every day, millions of janitors compromise safety when handling garbage and recycled materials.
The University of Manitoba is currently undertaking the largest accessibility audit ever conducted in the province.
Information technology is safety management, with rapid advances in cloud computing and data management technologies.
Flooding heightens the risk of occupational electrical-related fatalities and injuries when restoring power to electrical systems.
Employers should be concerned about employees who have sleep deprivation or sleep disorders.
Although Canada is finally banning asbestos-containing products for good by 2018, the government hasn’t yet clarified issues related to existing asbestos.
Cleaning contractors and facility managers that hire their own cleaning staff are often not aware of hidden costs that can result from custodial injuries.
With 2017 underway, Ontario-based companies must now enact specific AODA requirements to ensure accessibility for employees and customers.
ASHRAE Standard 188, released in 2015, requires that buildings evaluate where Legionella growth may occur in all water and plumbing systems.
Facilities still don’t perform frequent quality cleaning audits to meet goals, but innovators are developing more accessible and cost-effective tools.
A recent court decision to fine a property maintenance company for not protecting employees reveals health and worker safety training is still lacking.