infection control

REMI Network

GBAC STAR accreditation to steer reopenings

The new GBAC STAR accreditation program is taking the complication and uncertainty out of reopening large Canadian commercial facilities.
cleaning frequency

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Rigorous cleaning protocols now big safety priority

Cleaning has taken on a new meaning since the words coronavirus and COVID-19 became part of our daily language. But precisely how have cleaning protocols changed?
ASHRAE volunteers guidance for setup of temporary field hospitals

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ASHRAE to aid setup of temporary field hospitals

ASHRAE has forged an epidemic task force to volunteer expert guidance on the setup of temporary field hospitals in non-traditional health care venues, such as convention centres and arenas.
COVID-19 preparedness

Canadian Apartment Magazine

COVID-19 preparedness tips for landlords

All businesses are impacted by the COVID-19 virus, but rental-housing providers play a critical role in the battle to mitigate the spread of this highly communicable disease.
COVID-19

CondoBusiness

COVID-19 and Condos

As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase across the country, Nancy Houle from Davidson Houle Allen discusses what this means for the condo industry.
ISSA standard

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ISSA standard instructs school cleaning practices

The goal of the standard is to provide schools with a tool that will help them measure and monitor the effectiveness of the cleaning processes.
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.
infection control

REMI Network

Input needed on new infection control standard

The IICRC is developing a new standard for infection control during professional cleaning and maintenance of commercial buildings.
rainwater harvesting

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Code recognition urged for rainwater harvesting

Expressly stated requirements for rainwater harvesting should simplify protocol for attaining permits and would align with the National Plumbing Code's water efficiency objective.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

New app simplifies norovirus detection

While norovirus is often associated with cruise ships, it can also spread quickly through a community via its water supply.
infection control and prevention and the transmission of candida auris

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Understanding Candida auris transmission

Recognizing how the drug-resistant fungus spreads in healthcare facilities is essential for effective infection control.
VRCA nominations

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

TIPS names top innovations of the year

InfectionControl.tips and The Infection Prevention Strategy have announced the winners of its Top Innovations of the Year for 2019. This year’s focus was on global

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The next frontier in infection prevention

Studies have shown that patient transfers from long-term care settings to hospitals present a major risk for the spread of infection.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The role of surface disinfection in outbreak management

Barley Chironda, an infection control specialist at Clorox, breaks down why cleaning staff should ramp up surface disinfection during cold and flu season.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

OptiSolve awarded grant to help reduce HAIs

Public Health revealed that healthcare-associated Infections will be Canada's second leading cause of death by 2050.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Examining Canadians’ understanding of AMR

A recent survey by a global medical technology company – BD – revealed Canadians are unfamiliar with or largely unaware of the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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REMI Network

Hospital privacy curtains may harbor dangerous germs

Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to new study.