Workplace Safety

Morguard managed Bramalea City Centre, Brampton

Morguard wins workplace safety award

For the sixth year in a row, the Morguard Corporation was honoured as one of Canada’s safest employers through Canadian Occupational Safety, a Thomson Reuters Awards Program.
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Reducing damaging noise in the workplace

Work-related noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is much more common than people think. According to WSIB thousands of Ontarians report having NIHL each year.
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Reducing risk factors for workplace injuries

There are many reasons companies start ergonomics programs: one serious injury, a series of minor injuries or staff absences in the workplace.
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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.
SUNSHINE

Sunshine Building Maintenance: Building a Legacy

Now in operation for more than six decades, Sunshine Building Maintenance Inc. is one of the largest privately owned cleaning companies in Ontario.
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The Cannabis Act: What employers need to know

The forthcoming Cannabis Act raises a number of questions regarding workplace safety, particularly for dangerous and hazardous jobs.
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Spring pests return for flood season

Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
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Carleton U steps up health and safety response

Carleton University has launched a new online reporting tool that intricately links health and safety initiatives with facility management.
waste

Options for handling forgotten waste areas

There are now several options that help facilities proactively address issues related to forgotten and ignored waste areas.
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Thinking outside the mould in maintenance

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.
fire safety

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.
floor care

Five critical elements of floor care

There are ways to protect floors and keep them looking their best during the winter. Here are five critical elements or components of floor care.
de-icing

Five tips for evaluating de-icing products

There are various products on the market for managing the season’s worst, which can make choosing a de-icing material a difficult task.
VOCs

‘No VOCs’ product claim not always what it seems

Building occupants may still be inhaling VOCs and other chemical emissions despite the use of eco-friendly products.
hotel housekeepers

Precarious work takes toll on hotel housekeepers

A hotel housekeeper in Canada is estimated to assume 8,000 different body postures every shift. Repetitive motion injuries are common.
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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.