Workplace Safety

outdoor maintenance

Protecting outdoor maintenance employees in the cold

The coldest temperatures often arrive in January and February, and that poses a real threat to various outdoor maintenance workers.
floor mopping

Pain, floor mopping, and the pandemic

The health and injury risk posed by floor mopping deserves increased attention.
CCOHS tool kit

New CCOHS tool kit helps workplaces customize COVID-19 health and safety

The CCOHS tool kit helps workplaces operate safely and prevent the spread of infection.
GBAC STAR Facility Directory

New GBAC STAR Facility Directory helps locate facilities accredited for cleaning excellence

GBAC, a Division of ISSA, has launched its GBAC STAR Facility Directory tool to allow users to easily identify accredited facilities.
vapour barrier

The science behind contaminant vapour barrier systems

REGENESIS CEO Scott Wilson spotlights how contaminant vapour barriers work to offer much safer and healthier built environments.
lifespan of coronavirus

Measuring the lifespan of coronavirus on surfaces

The coronavirus may not live on surfaces as long as previously believed, but cleaning professionals and building managers must be careful.
cleaning with microfibre mop

Microfibre mops: A laundry list of questions

Effective cleaning of high-touch surfaces and floors in healthcare facilities requires proper cleaning tools like microfibre mops.
facility cleaning disinfect

The shift from facility cleaning to facility disinfection

Educating the public on the differences between cleaning and disinfecting is becoming increasingly important to businesses in the facility cleaning sector.
generator safety

Summer ideal for generator safety refresh

Following manufacturer guidelines and using the right fuel are just two of the summertime generator safety tips provided by OPEI.
Rent relief program targeted to mortgage commercial properties

Cleaning tax credit proposed for U.S. businesses

The cleaning tax credit would allow businesses to expense equipment, staff training, PPE, and other related products until the end of March 2021.
Ontario long-term care

U of A, AHS to create 3D-printed face shields

University of Alberta faculty and staff are working with Alberta Health Services to create thousands of 3D-printed face "shields" for use in the province's hospitals.
COVID-19

CCOHS offers free workplace resources during COVID-19

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is making a number of relevant courses and publications available for free to help workplaces protect
zero-energy schools

ISSA standard instructs school cleaning practices

The goal of the standard is to provide schools with a tool that will help them measure and monitor the effectiveness of the cleaning processes.
green cleaning audit

Steps for conducting a green cleaning audit

A green cleaning program is about more than simply using ‘green’ products.
disinfectant

Some disinfectants safer than others

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

Selecting the best e-training technology

E-learning systems are becoming a popular training option in the cleaning industry, but how do employers determine which is the best investment?

Ten things FMs should know about eyewashes

Fast action and the right action are essential to protecting the eyes.