facility maintenance

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.
facility maintenance

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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.
carbon management

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New white paper on carbon management for retailers

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) released a white paper with a basic introduction on carbon management for retailers.
green hospital

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Green hospital champions awarded for environmental performance

Winners of the 2016 Ontario Green Health Care Awards were announced after results were tallied from the Green Hospital Scorecard.
hospital upgrades

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Utility savings fund Saskatoon hospital upgrades

After completing significant hospital upgrades last year, Royal University Hospital is now doubling the expected savings from energy improvements.
infection control

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Infection control downplayed in surface selection

Staff continue to face challenges with cleaning, disinfecting and infection control because purchase items often don’t meet PIDAC best practices.
Occupational Health and Safety Act

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Nova Scotia changes Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Nova Scotia government is making changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that will help keep employees safe at work.
recycling

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Making bins more convenient boosts recycling rates

Researchers at The University of British Columbia released a study showing that making bins convenient drastically boosts recycling and composting rates.
plastic films

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Keeping the dirtiest pests out of foodservice areas

To avoid negative publicity, it’s important to be aware of the dirtiest pests that are the greatest risk to your restaurant area.
electrical work

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Safety considerations for electrical work

A recent survey of managers in Ontario indicates that about 40 per cent don’t realize the Ontario Electrical Safety Code applies to work in their buildings.
building systems

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Safeguarding vital building systems during floods

Protecting vital building systems that address comfort, usability, life safety, fire prevention and compliance with general occupancy requirements.