facility maintenance

Humber College

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Humber College: Beacon of Knowledge

Spencer Wood of Humber College leads the facilities management department in a quest to reduce the school’s carbon footprint.
hospital

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Benefits and limits of UV-C Disinfection systems

New UV-C Disinfection technologies are being implemented across the globe in an attempt to eliminate harmful microorganisms before they reach patients.
gypsy moth

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Mississauga boosts efforts to mitigate invasive insects

Mississauga will be implementing an aerial spray program next spring to mitigate gypsy moths and cankerworms on both City and private properties.
walkways

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New standard to measure traction of walkways

ASTM International is developing a proposed standard for measuring the traction of pedestrian walkways, including in wet conditions.
sewer

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Facilities urged to properly dispose of fats, oils, grease

Compared to residential units, ICI facilities often discharge larger amounts of fats, oils and grease into the sanitary sewer.
repairs

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Fall inspections to curtail costly winter repairs

The changing seasons bring freeze and thaw cycles, falling leaves, organic growth and harsh weather conditions that can wreak havoc on a facility.
flu season

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.
rodent activity

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Warmer weather to boost fall rodent activity

Summer-like conditions this past September and now October may contribute to higher rodent activity in the fall season.
wasp

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.
accessibility audit

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

U of Manitoba begins largest accessibility audit

The University of Manitoba is currently undertaking the largest accessibility audit ever conducted in the province.
forest

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Keeping the urban forest green

Besides providing shelter and shade, the urban forest offer environmental, economic and social benefits so it’s important to take care of them.
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Impact of CMMS on facility maintenance: report

A new report helps facility maintenance teams understand the impact CMMS has on their performance and operations.
baby changing

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Cleaning baby changing stations

Baby changing tables in public restrooms across Canada are often difficult to find, but many facilities are stepping up.
restoring power

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Restoring power to electrical systems post flood

Flooding heightens the risk of occupational electrical-related fatalities and injuries when restoring power to electrical systems.
retail maintenance

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Cost-cutting services for retail maintenance

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association outlines best practices and tools to reduce retail maintenance costs and improve operating efficiency.
asbestos

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Existing asbestos stockpile raises concerns

Although Canada is finally banning asbestos-containing products for good by 2018, the government hasn’t yet clarified issues related to existing asbestos.
screening areas

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Airport workers worried about dirty screening areas

A recent submission from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers expresses concerns about dirty screening areas in airports.