Health and Safety

asbestos ban

Construction Business

Canada moves towards total asbestos ban

Canada announced the final step to prohibit asbestos and asbestos‑containing products. The asbestos ban comes into force on Dec. 30, 2018.
technical safety

REMI Network

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.
worksafebc

Construction Business

WorkSafeBC launches impairment awareness

With recreational cannabis use legal, WorkSafeBC is launching an awareness campaign about workplace impairment for both employers and employees.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.
worksafebc

REMI Network

Survey reveals workers’ attitudes towards cannabis in the workplace

Inching ever closer to legalization day, Colliers International reports 30 per cent of office workers responding to a recent survey endorse fairly lenient restrictions on cannabis use in the
Alberta

REMI Network

What Alberta’s health and safety changes mean for employers

A new OHS system come into effect in Alberta on June 1, a move the province promises will better protect workers and ensure their rights.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

More hospitals introduce antimicrobial copper

Hospitals have a potent, new tool in their mission to improve patient health and safety. It also happens to be the one of the oldest metals known to man - copper.
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REMI Network

Back safety campaign launched in Alberta

A campaign promoting back safety in the workplace has been launched by the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE). Save Our Backs aims to update
the cannabis act

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.
augmented reality

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

AR tech a turning point for future cleaning sector

The cleaning industry has been around for a while, but new technologies like augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are new to the field.
health and safety

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.
WorkSafeBC safety injuries

Construction Business

WorkSafeBC plan to reduce construction injuries

WorkSafeBC has released a new three-year plan to help employers reduce serious injuries in the construction sector. Falls from height is the highest risk.
mould

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.
court challenge NDP

REMI Network

Ontario hikes fines for workplace health and safety

Ontario has increased the maximum fines for individuals and businesses that don't comply with workplace health and safety standards.
musculoskeletal disorders

REMI Network

New e-course targets musculoskeletal disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders often result from common physical and psychosocial demands in the workplace.
healthcare

REMI Network

Healthcare workers often go to work sick: study

Healthcare workers in clinical settings, such as long-term care facilities, often refuse to stay home from work when experiencing influenza-like symptoms.
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Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

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.