Workplace Safety

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.
the cannabis act

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.
flood season

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.
health and safety

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.
mould

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.
seasonal influenza

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.
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.