Management

hospital staffing

B.C. begins bringing hospital staffing back in-house

B.C. says the move is an attempt to improve wages and work environments and make frontline work more desirable.
water damage

5 ways to mitigate losses from water damage

While climate change has increased the prevalence of weather-related floods, water damage due to plumbing and appliance failures happen daily—and sadly, they are often preventable.
cleaning workers

Keeping cleaning workers happy and motivated

Like so many industries, many building service and cleaning contractors have reported recent difficulties in finding new workers.
roof care

Taking roof care to new heights

With roof materials and replacement costs rising, the importance of maintaining a roof to prolong its service life cannot be understated.
healthy

How to provide healthy environments & meet climate goals

Three key lessons for making buildings energy- and carbon-efficient and healthy.
dusting

Why dusting is hazard protection, not just housekeeping

Recognizing the dangers of combustible dust accumulations will help to ensure the prevention of explosions.
climate change

10 ways the cleaning industry can fight climate change

The threat posed by climate change keeps growing, as do the warnings of its dire consequences, but what can the cleaning industry do?
facility managers

Facility managers & a cleaner experience

Open communication from management and staff will be key to normalizing new and fast-evolving cleaning procedures.
pandemic

Planning for the next pandemic

COVID-19 can and must serve as a wake-up call for the world to prepare for future pandemics.
preventing wasp infestations

How to prevent mosquito and wasp infestations

Alice Sinia, quality assurance manager for Orkin Canada, shares timely tips for keeping outdoor amenity spaces free of mosquito and wasp infestations.
entertainment venues

5 steps to safer & healthier entertainment venues

As live sports and entertainment return, managers of venues are faced with an assortment of safety and cleanliness challenges.
COVID-19 vaccines

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines on university campuses: An obvious solution or a problem?

Universities need to consider what a gentler return to campuses might look for students this time around compared to 2020.
water consumption

Key steps to reduce water consumption

Reducing water consumption must remain an important aim for commercial facility managers.
cleaning jobs

The great cleaning jobs reassessment

The hunt for trained workers to fill vacant cleaning jobs is proving difficult for many companies as the effects of COVID-19 continue.
healthcare facilities

Healthcare facilities management market to grow extensively

Contributing factors include an increase in the occurrence of chronic diseases, rising global healthcare expenses, and increasing medical tourism.
facilities

One year on: Keeping facilities clean & safe

Key considerations for cleaning commercial workspaces in a post-COVID-19 world.
Yorkdale

Yorkdale becomes first Canadian retail centre to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation

Yorkdale is the latest Canadian facility to achieve the certification, which indicates that best infection prevention practices are in place.