Risk Management

CCOHS

New CCOHS app offers COVID-19 resources for workers

The Safe Work app hosts over 120 COVID-19 resources, including tip sheets, infographics, videos, and other guidance.
GBAC STAR Destination

GBAC STAR launches Destination program

The program allows municipalities, tourism bureaus, and destination marketing organizations to demonstrate dedication to building healthier, safer, and more confident communities.
cleaning professionals

Prioritizing the safety of cleaning professionals

Now more than ever, cleaning workers need to know that their employers are taking their safety seriously.
fire protection

Digitizing fire protection for facility inspections

With fire equipment, the biggest culprit for non-compliance issues usually involves obstructions blocking fire extinguishers and hoses from view.
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.
dusting

Why dusting is hazard protection, not just housekeeping

Recognizing the dangers of combustible dust accumulations will help to ensure the prevention of explosions.
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.
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.
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.
reopening facilities

4 tips for reopening facilities

Commercial cleaning company OpenWorks offers advice for reopening facilities.
maintenance workers

Protecting maintenance workers in extreme heat

Extreme summer heat provides numerous challenges, but not least is the difficulty of keeping outdoor maintenance workers safe.
planning

Edmonton becomes first Canadian GBAC STAR-accredited destination

Explore Edmonton has secured the biorisk certification.
COVID-19

5 essential lessons learnt from COVID-19

The pandemic has yielded numerous key lessons for the cleaning industry, not least the importance of effective cleaning and training.
plexiglass

Just how effective is plexiglass?

Experts suggest plexiglass is not a hugely effective standalone COVID-19 transmission prevention measure.
facility security

Updating facility security in a post-COVID era

A former counterterrorism expert explains some steps that can be taken to enhance facility security.