Risk Management

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.
ergonomics

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Reducing risk factors for workplace injuries

There are many reasons companies start ergonomics programs: one serious injury, a series of minor injuries or staff absences in the workplace.
cleaning products industry

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Cleaning products industry blasts research

The American Cleaning Institutes chastises the slate of 15 authors affiliated with health sciences faculties of six Canadian universities for overlooking the role disinfectants play in infection control.
pest control

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Renos draw unwanted critters out of woodwork

New construction and renovations can turn up the heat on pest pressures, but proactive measures can help prevent future infestations.
cryptocurrency

CondoBusiness

Cryptocurrency risks, blockchain potential

Could the recent sale of a Toronto condo for cryptocurrency be the first sign of a shift in the condo industry towards use of digital currencies?
#TorontoFlood

CondoBusiness

Takeaways from #TorontoFlood

At least one condo corporation is facing what is likely to be a steep repair tab after Toronto was drenched with a month’s worth of rain on Aug. 7.
hot weather plans

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Hot weather plans get a workout in summer 2018

Workplace health and safety practitioners advise that measures to safeguard building services personnel from heat stress should be fairly straightforward.
environmental surfaces

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Environmental surfaces can be infection gateway

Recently released guidelines from Ontario's Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee address the cleaning and disinfecting challenges that housekeeping staff continue to face in healthcare facilities.
climate risk

Canadian Property Management

Climate risk serves up shocks and stressors

Measures to avoid or minimize flood damage and prepare for long-term power outages now rank among the most cost-effective design decisions and capital investments that building owners/managers can make.
discredited firefighting foams

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Makers of discredited firefighting foams sued

The suit seeks to hold the companies liable for contamination that the chemical formulas, PFOS and PFOA, caused to soil and water in the vicinity of four airports in New York State.
risks to commercial real estate

Canadian Property Management

Balancing the risks to commercial real estate

Senior ranking valuation specialists agreed that new uncertainties around fraying trade agreements, political instability and climate volatility have broadened the scope of their worries well beyond rising interest rates.
leaks

REMI Network

Uncovering undetected leaks on condo properties

Water bills may not be getting the attention they deserve in condo corporations if the bills are simply paid without a look at where the charges come from.
visitor management

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Visitor management on the modern campus

Many campuses are vast in size — the University of British Columbia, for example, occupies more than four square kilometres of land. Within these campuses
pest control

CondoBusiness

Advances in pest control could help condos

Several recent advances in pest control could help condo managers combat the bed bugs, flies, others insects and rodents that can invade their properties.
master keys

CondoBusiness

Are your condo property’s master keys secure?

Two recent events in Toronto have called into question the security of master keys in condo buildings.
catch basin

CondoBusiness

Catch basin upkeep critical as potholes proliferate

Have there been more potholes this year than in previous years? An informal survey says yes, and parking lots on condo properties are not immune.
post-construction cleaning

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Post-construction cleaning offers fresh start

Post-construction cleaning is a critical project step that helps remove harmful dust and residue left behind by new builds and renovations alike.