Health and Safety

hotel housekeepers

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.
radon

REMI Network

Yukon first to require radon testing in child care centres

Yukon will soon be the first jurisdiction in Canada to make radon testing a licensing requirement for child care facilities.
asbestos in the workplace

REMI Network

E-course helps manage asbestos in the workplace

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety launched an e-course to help recognize, assess and manage asbestos-related risks in the workplace.
bacteria

REMI Network

Canada cracks down on antimicrobial resistance

Canada is taking new steps to confront the reality of antimicrobial resistance, one of the most serious global health threats facing the world today.
storage rack

REMI Network

B.C. storage rack regulations take effect 2018

New resource guides help navigate the Occupational Health and Safety storage rack regulation coming into effect January 2018.
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.
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Canadian Property Management

Due diligence for tenant health and safety

Building owners and operators should identify fire and life safety issues that impact their buildings.
asbestos in the workplace

REMI Network

Canada enforces new regs for handling workplace asbestos

Canada enforced changes to occupational health and safety regulations on workplace asbestos today and declared updates to national building codes.
norovirus

REMI Network

Simple steps to handle norovirus incidents

Norovirus illness can happen all year long and is easily spread in group settings like schools, day camps, childcare facilities and cruise ships.
infection control

REMI Network

Infection control market could reach $300-billion-plus by 2025

The global infection control market is expected to reach more than $258 billion (U.S.) by 2025, according to a new report.
shopping malls

REMI Network

Four bacteria hot spots in shopping centres

There are many areas in shopping malls where people are likely to catch harmful bacteria and viruses. Here are four hot spots.
product ingredients

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Safety data now availiable for U.S. cleaning product ingredients

Safety data on hundreds of chemicals in the U.S. consumer cleaning product supply chain is now available for public viewing.
hospital cleaning

REMI Network

Hospital cleaning staff survey reveals disturbing patterns

Survey of hospital cleaning staff from more than 60 hospitals across Ontario points to concerns that understaffing is leading to poorly cleaned areas.
radon

REMI Network

Tips for reducing radon in the workplace

The winter season brings increased levels of radon in the workplace, and is a prime time to test for and address any issues.
germs

REMI Network

Employees misjudge top office areas for germs

Workplaces are often culprits for influenza and employees are usually uneducated on what areas of an office harbor the most germs.
antimicrobial resistance

REMI Network

Global leaders vow action on antimicrobial resistance

World leaders pledged a stronger commitment address antimicrobial resistance, during the high-level meeting on AMR at the 71st UN General Assembly.
floor finish

REMI Network

The value of applying a floor finish

Some facilities no longer apply protective finishes to floors due to time, cost and environmental issues. Here are some healthy and manageable options.