infection control

disinfecting wipes

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Consumers are still wild about disinfecting wipes

An American Cleaning Institute survey found that the pandemic-heightened demand for wipes is expected to last.
facilities

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

One year on: Keeping facilities clean & safe

Key considerations for cleaning commercial workspaces in a post-COVID-19 world.
Yorkdale

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Yorkdale becomes first Canadian retail centre to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation

Yorkdale is the latest Canadian facility to achieve the certification, which indicates that best infection prevention practices are in place.
risk of infection

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Silver foil can affect risk of infection in hospitals

Researchers found the risk of contamination on foil-covered high-touch surfaces was significantly lower.
planning

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Edmonton becomes first Canadian GBAC STAR-accredited destination

Explore Edmonton has secured the biorisk certification.
COVID-19

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

5 essential lessons learnt from COVID-19

The pandemic has yielded numerous key lessons for the cleaning industry, not least the importance of effective cleaning and training.
plexiglass

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Just how effective is plexiglass?

Experts suggest plexiglass is not a hugely effective standalone COVID-19 transmission prevention measure.
GBAC Fundamentals

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

GBAC Fundamentals course enhanced for 2021

The course now includes three new learning objectives and new modules to help the fight against infectious disease.
surface contamination

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The science behind surface contamination

Surface contamination plays an important role in the spread of infections like gastroenteritis, hepatitis, rotavirus, and norovirus
hand sanitizer

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Facility managers vastly increase hand sanitizer stations

The trend has been most notable in office, industrial, and foodservice facilities, finds a GP PRO survey.
Anago Cleaning Services

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

First cleaning franchise earns GBAC STAR accreditation

Anago Cleaning Systems is the first commercial cleaning franchise to earn GBAC STAR accreditation.
GBAC STAR accreditation

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Celebrating one year of GBAC STAR accreditation

Over 1,900 facilities in more than 80 countries have earned accreditation, and another 3,000+ are pursuing it.
air quality

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How schools are boosting air quality measures

The report found that schools have prioritized ventilation and filtration to reduce the transmission of the virus.
Bell Centre

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Bell Centre becomes first Canadian hockey arena to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation

The home of the Montreal Canadiens is the latest notable milestone for the program in Canada.
COVID-19

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

How Canada can learn from Taiwan in beating COVID-19

Taiwan's proactivity in revamping its cleaning procedures can serve as a model for Canada going forward.
campus

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

A year like no other for campus cleaning

Large-scale post-secondary campuses hold an almost incomprehensibly wide range of cleaning and maintenance challenges.
disinfection

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

CDC highlights concerns over disinfectant use

The CDC notes the chances of being infected by COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces are "generally less than one in 10,000."