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.
Ontario’s new guideline for preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) such as carpel tunnel syndrome was unveiled this month.
Business, professional and public interest groups are devising and deploying strategies to promote common sense and minimize risk, discord and environmental fallout.
Although hurricanes are lesser known to hit Canadian cities as hard as the United States, they can still have a significant impact on Canadian communities.
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.
Workplace health and safety practitioners advise that measures to safeguard building services personnel from heat stress should be fairly straightforward.
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.
Copper alloys used more in hospitals to help fight health-care acquired infections, aren’t as prevalent in non-traditional spaces where germs also spread.
The cleaning industry has been around for a while, but new technologies like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are new to the field.
Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
Carleton University has launched a new online reporting tool that intricately links health and safety initiatives with facility management.
There are now several options that help facilities proactively address issues related to forgotten and ignored waste areas.
Post-construction cleaning is a critical project step that helps remove harmful dust and residue left behind by new builds and renovations alike.
Facilities still contain built-in materials that were exposed to rain and snow in the construction or renovation process, leading to the presence of mould.
Accessibility advocates see the built environment as a laggard when it comes to fire safety, especially for people with disabilities.
Playgrounds across the country continue to leave children on the sidelines with design and maintenance practices that are not fully inclusive.
Much of the existing building stock falls short of the universal design ideal, but RHFAC can help owners/managers identify impediments to access and set priorities to address them.