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Technological advances in cleaning audits
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There is a lack of quality cleaning audits being performed on a regular basis in Canadian facilities, but industry innovators are developing more accessible and cost-effective tools for easier, more advanced facility management. Such technologies and expert advice on the cleaning audit process, were a highlight at the recent Canadian Association of Environmental Management’s (CAEM) Taking Action: Conference and Trade Show.
TDSB faces &3.4-billion renewal needs backlog
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has offered a window into its renewal needs backlog by releasing facilities data for each of its school buildings.
Ontario to give frontline workers sexual harassment training
Frontline workers in the hospitality, health, education, and community services sectors, will receive training to identify and intervene in instances of sexual violence and harassment among employees and patrons. 
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Putting Safety First
When a retail facility or an industrial factory closes as a result of a flood or fire, typically the first question asked by management is, “How quickly will we be back up in business?” But, when that facility happens to be an institution responsible for housing hundreds of elementary students, nothing matters more than keeping kids and staff safe. 
 
Safety Today Canada shifts focus to disposables
Safety Today Inc. has shifted its product focus in Canada to concentrate solely on disposables—the Clean Hand brand of single-use latex, nitrile, polyurethane and vinyl gloves. 
Poor indoor air quality a concern in elementary schools
Poor indoor air quality and the heat and humidity in public elementary school classrooms is having an increasingly negative impact on learning and teaching conditions, as well as school safety, says The Elementary Teacher’s Federation of Ontario. 

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Leading book on hand hygiene to be published
A comprehensive book focusing on hand hygiene for infection control and patient safety will be published sometime in December. 
ISSA announces industry award winners
Members of the professional cleaning industry will be honoured during ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2016 in October. 
A walk through terrazzo flooring maintenance
New terrazzo flooring is being installed in large commercial and institutional projects including airports, hospitals, court houses, shopping malls, and office buildings. Although the endless variety of colours and chips inspire architects and designers, it challenges terrazzo mechanics and facility managers. Facility managers are challenged by the difference in absorption rates and strength between various types of chips and matrix when developing specific maintenance programs for their flooring. 
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Share spaces, not germs, in collaborative offices 
Five cleaning strategies to avoid squandering productivity gains on the spread of illness.
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