Cleaning

hot weather plans

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.
janitorial services

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Janitorial services B2B site cloaked in mystery

No principals or backers of the venture are identified. Nor is any contact information available on the website itself.
Best Restroom

Canadian Facility Management & Design

2018 Canada’s Best Restroom finalists announced

Cintas has announced the five finalists for its 2018 Canada’s Best Restroom contest. The public are invited to vote for their favourite until Aug. 17.
avidbot

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Autonomous robots and the cleaning industry

It’s been quite a journey for two University of Waterloo Engineering graduates who dreamed of creating an autonomous robot company.
desk

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How germs and bacteria thrive on school desks

Bacteria and fungi found on school desks comes overwhelmingly from the children sitting at them, a new study has revealed.
SUNSHINE

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.
IFMA standard RICS professional standard

REMI Network

IICRC seeks input on new standard

The IICRC is seeking input on BSR-IICRC S400 Standard for Cleaning, Maintenance, and Restoration of the Commercial Built Environment.
office kitchen

REMI Network

Survey reveals annoying office kitchen habits

A recent survey suggests poor cleaning etiquette in shared office kitchens may be causing discord among Canadian coworkers.
floors

REMI Network

Keeping floors clean during seasonal storms

Here is a cleaning checklist to help protect floors before and after an unexpected weather event.
handwashing

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.
Tork

REMI Network

Tork launches online guide to identify performance improvement gaps

Tork's new online platform offers guidance for how workforce safety and hygiene can complement new technology and improve efficiency.
infection prevention

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Better infection prevention needed in schools

Infection prevention and control, while taken seriously in healthcare settings, isn’t always a priority in educational facilities.
restrooms

REMI Network

Canada’s Best Restroom finalists announced

Cintas has announced the five finalists for its 2017 Canada’s Best Restroom Awards.
storage room

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Tips for effective storage room management

Effectively managing storage rooms means making sure those items are kept safe, secure, and available to building managers, staff, and occupants as needed.
rainwater harvesting

REMI Network

Rainwater harvesting bus wash system earns acclaim

A rainwater harvesting bus wash system that reduces the use of cleaning products and conserves drinking water in Guelph, Ontario, earned a national award.
biofilms

REMI Network

New enzyme technique may destroy biofilms

Scientists from the Research Institute of the MUHC and SickKids have developed a new enzyme technique aimed at destroying biofilms.
building services

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Building services seen as precarious employment

Cleaners, security guards, parking attendants and building-specific food service workers could attain union certification through a streamlined one-step process if proposed amendments to Ontario's Labour Relations Act are adopted.