Health & Safety

HVACR technicians adhere to Health Canada protocol

Canadian Property Management

HVACR technicians adhere to health protocol

A newly released message to consumers underscores the critical role the industry plays in the viability of indoor environments and in safeguarding food, medical supplies, data and other strategic services.
anxiety over COVID-19 could triggercleaning chemical mishaps

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Beware the risks of cleaning chemical mishaps

Some basic chemistry lessons should be reiterated: mixing bleach with ammonia-containing or acid-containing products will produce a toxic reaction.
anxiety over COVID-19 could triggercleaning chemical mishaps

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Beware the risks of cleaning chemical mishaps

Some basic chemistry lessons should be reiterated: any mixture of bleach with ammonia-containing or acid-containing products will produce a toxic reaction.
Michael Dakduk named IICRC president and CEO

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Michael Dakduk named IICRC president and CEO

He comes to the role as an experienced manager in the associations sector and a United States Marine Corps veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan.
retail facilities managers

REMI Network

Retail facilities managers address COVID-19

A growing number of industry organizations are providing their membership with online guidance related to COVID-19.
pesticide classification scale allows users to make risk comparisons

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Pesticide classification scale scopes out risk

Researchers applied a range of filtering criteria to categorize 659 pesticides as highly hazardous, high-risk or lower risk, and support comparisons of risks posed to human and environmental health.
ASHRAE open COVID-19 technical guidance portal

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ASHRAE opens COVID-19 technical guidance portal

Health care intake areas and waiting rooms, shelters and other facilities where crowds may assemble are identified as vulnerable occupancies where a heighten level of controls is recommended.
robotic lawn mowers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

New safety specs for robotic lawn mowers

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute is a key proponent of the standard addressing potential hazards related to technology-enabled, remote-controlled grounds-keeping equipment.
fire extinguishers

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Fire extinguishers too often a workplace enigma

Employees should be familiar with the location and use of fire extinguishers. Equally important, they should know when to abandon extinguishing efforts.
dislodge drug dealers

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New rules could help dislodge drug dealers

Proposed amendments to Ontario's Cannabis Control Act would allow authorities to lock down and bar entry to residential dwellings in the course of laying charges
Ontario Fire Code

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario Fire Code to add steeper fine bracket

More stringent fines and an extended period for prosecutions are slated to come into force 30 days after the Ontario legislature adopts the Budget Measures Act.
soil sample results

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Soil sample results intensify cleanup demands

Hazardous contaminants from former industrial operations still linger in a now largely residential area of Edmonton.
obesity and climate change

REMI Network

Urban form linked to obesity and climate change

Efficient public transportation and design-based catalysts for physical activity can help curb greenhouse gas emissions related to personal automobile use.
climate change first responders

Canadian Property Management

Climate change first responders speak out

Engineers and physicians underscore some of the most worrisome vulnerabilities they see, framed through the lens of their professional concerns and responsibilities for public health and safety.
combustible cladding ban

REMI Network

UK combustible cladding ban has loopholes

Builders can use combustible cladding, including on later phases of a multi-building project, if they begin foundation work on a construction site before the last week of February 2019.
MSD

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario gets new MSD prevention guideline

Ontario’s new guideline for preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) such as carpel tunnel syndrome was unveiled this month.
more smokers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

More smokers stoke litter and fire risk

Business, professional and public interest groups are devising and deploying strategies to promote common sense and minimize risk, discord and environmental fallout.