infection control

cleaning service providers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

First cleaning service provider achieves GBAC STAR accreditation

CCS Facility Services is the first business in the world to achieve GBAC STAR Service Accreditation for cleaning service providers.
flu shot

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Flu shots still have a place for workplace employees

The odds of testing positive for COVID-19 were reduced by 24 per cent in patients who received an influenza vaccine compared to those who did not.
vaccine

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The whys and hows of COVID-19 vaccination

As COVID-19 vaccinations are approved and administered to a select population, many businesses wonder what it means for them.
disinfectants

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Disinfectants: Are we at the end of the road?

Scientists at a South African university say there's a growing risk of SARS-CoV-2 developing resistance to disinfectants and antibiotics.
Facility management

REMI Network

Adapt today, optimize tomorrow

Four solutions for a smarter, safer, and cleaner building as cleaning and maintenance is reinvented.
Manulife

REMI Network

Manulife earns GBAC STAR real estate accreditation

Manulife Investment Management is the first Canadian real estate landlord to achieve GBAC STAR accreditation, for 7 of its Montreal properties.
cleaning contractor

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Hiring a cleaning contractor in 2021

As the industry continues to change against the backdrop of COVID-19, so do the processes and needs of hiring a new cleaning contractor.
hotel sanitation

REMI Network

Improving hotel sanitation with innovative new steps

Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf and Spa Resort in Mexico is not only cleaning and disinfecting its rooms but also its guests, thanks to sanitation booths.
Edmonton Transit

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Edmonton Transit piloting innovative germ-killing doors

Edmonton Transit partnered with a local biotech company to install antimicrobial push-plates on various swing doors at transit stations.
GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation continues to saturate Canada

The program is gathering pace north of the border, as everything from hotels to arenas to convention centres secure accreditation.
surface testing

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Surface testing can be critical in the fight to control COVID-19

A biotech company has found that surface testing can detect when the coronavirus enters a building before a person even knows they’re infected.
TCU Place

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Saskatoon’s TCU Place achieves GBAC STAR facility accreditation

The convention centre had previously committed to the accreditation in the second half of 2020.
hygiene fraud

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Watch out for hygienic fraud

Look out for hygienic fraud: that's the warning of a microbiologist who specializes in cleaning and sanitation.
coronavirus

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

The coronavirus mutates & spreads: what does that mean?

A 70 per cent more infectious, aggressive mutated form of the coronavirus has emerged. But what does that mean?
housekeepers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Housekeeping staff are among those receiving priority vaccination in the U.S.

The United States appears to be prioritizing housekeeping staff along with medical personnel for early COVID-19 vaccination.
disinfectant dispensers

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Don’t use a whole arsenal to kill a fly

When the repercussions and side effects of disinfectant dispensers have more impact than the underlying problem, we move away from the goal of effectiveness
ISSA Canada

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Setting the stage for increased industry recognition

One positive from the pandemic is a new respect for the important role professional cleaners play.