Regulations

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.
waste management

Technology gets smart about waste management

Waste equipment and services that can process and organize vast amounts of data help inform sustainable practices throughout the facility.
long-term care home

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.
disinfectant

Some disinfectants safer than others

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

Improving safety programs on campus

National Safety Month is an excellent reminder to conduct an audit of existing infrastructure and determine where upgrades can be made.
clothing donation bins

Clothing donation bins may pose liability risk

Commercial property owners who host clothing donation bins could run afoul of their province's Occupiers Liability Act or Occupational Health and Safety Act should an incident occur.
more smokers

More smokers stoke litter and fire risk

Business, professional and public interest groups are devising and deploying strategies to promote common sense and minimize risk, discord and environmental fallout.

No shortcuts to electrical safety

The Electrical Safety Authority's (ESA) successful appeal to recover fines from the owner of Pro-Teck Electric reinforces the importance of licensing and permit requirements for electrical work.
A new round of the federal Enabling Accessibility Fund is now open to applicants

Accessible fire safety tips for property managers

Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.
hotel housekeepers

Precarious work takes toll on hotel housekeepers

A hotel housekeeper in Canada is estimated to assume 8,000 different body postures every shift. Repetitive motion injuries are common.
janitors

Handling recycling and waste is hurting janitors

Every day, millions of janitors compromise safety when handling garbage and recycled materials.
accessibility audit

U of Manitoba begins largest accessibility audit

The University of Manitoba is currently undertaking the largest accessibility audit ever conducted in the province.
dialog specifications

New technology advances safety management

Information technology is safety management, with rapid advances in cloud computing and data management technologies.
restoring power

Restoring power to electrical systems post flood

Flooding heightens the risk of occupational electrical-related fatalities and injuries when restoring power to electrical systems.
asbestos ban

Existing asbestos stockpile raises concerns

Although Canada is finally banning asbestos-containing products for good by 2018, the government hasn’t yet clarified issues related to existing asbestos.
jansan

Hidden costs of custodial injuries

Cleaning contractors and facility managers that hire their own cleaning staff are often not aware of hidden costs that can result from custodial injuries.
plastic films

Keeping the dirtiest pests out of foodservice areas

To avoid negative publicity, it’s important to be aware of the dirtiest pests that are the greatest risk to your restaurant area.