Risk Management

flu season

Prepping for flu season with the value of cleaning

Health officials won’t quite know what to expect until later this fall, but facilities should still brace themselves no matter what flu strain will spread.
janitors

Handling recycling and waste is hurting janitors

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

Few wash hands properly in germy schools

When educating children and young adults about good hand hygiene practices, it’s important to implement the right handwashing practices.
wasp

Getting wasps to buzz off your facility

Wasps have a frightening reputation for their aggressive behaviour and are often seen in greater numbers towards the end of summer.
indoor air quality

Forest fires pose indoor air quality challenge

Indoor air quality specialists concur that larger commercial buildings are among the better places to be when outdoor conditions are compromised since HVAC systems typically incorporate air filtration.
infection prevention

Better infection prevention needed in schools

Infection prevention and control, while taken seriously in healthcare settings, isn’t always a priority in educational facilities.
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.
digital real estate

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.
sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation in the workplace

Employers should be concerned about employees who have sleep deprivation or sleep disorders.
asbestos

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.
cleaning companies

Social media tips for cleaning companies

Cleaning marketer and entrepreneur Lisa Macqueen recently offered advice on what cleaning companies need to be doing on social media.
pests

No vacancy for pests in hotels

With the right strategy in place, hotels can put out the “no vacancy” sign for pests and help ensure guests have a pleasant stay.
hospital upgrades

Utility savings fund Saskatoon hospital upgrades

After completing significant hospital upgrades last year, Royal University Hospital is now doubling the expected savings from energy improvements.
infection control

Infection control downplayed in surface selection

Staff continue to face challenges with cleaning, disinfecting and infection control because purchase items often don’t meet PIDAC best practices.
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.
electrical work

Safety considerations for electrical work

A recent survey of managers in Ontario indicates that about 40 per cent don’t realize the Ontario Electrical Safety Code applies to work in their buildings.