Regulations

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Electrical code changes property managers should know

For building owners and property managers who don’t do their due diligence, the implications can be catastrophic.
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Cleaning industry calls for the removal of tariffs

The worldwide cleaning industry association issues action alert on tariffs.
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Ontario proposes new excess soil rules

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks' proposal is posted for public consultation until May 31, 2019.
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The importance of healthy indoor air quality

To achieve healthy indoor air quality, various measures can be applied, among which thorough and systematical air quality monitoring is the vital one.
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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.
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Study examines harassment in Canadian workplaces

Verbal abuse is the most common type of harassment reported by Canadian workers according to a new study titled Harassment in Canadian workplaces.
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Partnership to support workplace psychological health in Sask.

WCB and UFred have signed a partnership agreement to increase access to training and resources for Saskatchewan employers to create psychologically healthy workplaces.
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Ontario gets new MSD prevention guideline

Ontario’s new guideline for preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) such as carpel tunnel syndrome was unveiled this month.
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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.
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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.
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Hot weather plans get a workout in summer 2018

Workplace health and safety practitioners advise that measures to safeguard building services personnel from heat stress should be fairly straightforward.
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Environmental surfaces can be infection gateway

Recently released guidelines from Ontario's Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee address the cleaning and disinfecting challenges that housekeeping staff continue to face in healthcare facilities.
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More hospitals introduce antimicrobial copper

Hospitals have a potent, new tool in their mission to improve patient health and safety. It also happens to be the one of the oldest metals known to man - copper.
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Are you a facility manager or building service contractor? We want to hear from you

What issues are you dealing with on the front lines as a facility manager or building service contractor?
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Ontario looks to boost elevator availability

Ontario is looking to boost elevator availability in multi-storey residential buildings, as well as long-term care and seniors’ homes.
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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.
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Canadian children lack accessible play spaces

Playgrounds across the country continue to leave children on the sidelines with design and maintenance practices that are not fully inclusive.