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March 5, 2015

Can Clean 2015 Promises to be the Industry Event of The Year
The 33rd edition of Canada's only national trade exposition for the cleaning and maintenance professional will take place at the International Centre, Hall 5, Mississauga, Ontario on April 28,29, 2015.

This year's show will feature some new concepts says Mike Nosko, CSSA Executive Director. Aside from the outstanding networking opportunities and educational forums attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of the many show discounts, specials and unique buying opportunities that will be available on the show exhibit floor. Over 70 companies will be participating to help bring more value to the buyer or show attendee. These one time specials will be only presented during show hours.

Trade Show Floor opens on April 28 at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on April 29 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register on line at

Press Release — ICC Partners with CSSA to Offer GHS Training
ICC Compliance Center (ICC) is excited to announce its partnership with the Canadian Sanitary Supplies Association (CSSA). The partnership aligns CSSA members with ICC’s regulatory expertise and support.

ICC specializes in dangerous goods regulations solutions for companies involved in handling, offering for transport, or transporting dangerous goods, and workplace safety. This partnership enables CSSA members to take the GHS Supervisor/Manager course, GHS Classification course in-person at training centers across Canada, plus online GHS courses and other topics.

Commercial Cleaning Expo 2015
The Canadian Commercial Cleaning Association and BOMA Toronto are jointly sponsoring a national conference focused on increasing competitiveness and value with commercial cleaning. The conference will be hosted by the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association at Can Clean 2015.

Commercial Cleaning services represent the second highest budget item in operation expenses and arguably the greatest impact on tenant satisfaction. BOMA Toronto and the CCCA have joined forces to bring a high value, high level conference with tangible usable programs and information to impact your bottom line and environmental performance. Sessions begin on April 27 and 28.

For more information on how to register contact Christine at the CCCA office at 416 494-1440 Ext. 258 or e-mail

The CSSA in conjunction with the IITF (Industrial & Institutional Technical Forum present an information session at Can Clean on WHMIS 2015
On February 11 2015, in Canada Gazette II, the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) were repealed and replaced with the New Hazardous Products Regulations (HPR). This new standard for classification and labeling workplace hazardous chemicals is being adopted worldwide and known as the Globally Harmonized System for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

The True Value of Clean Presentation
The International Sanitary Supply Association ( ISSA) and the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association (CSSA) will co-host an industry seminar on "The True Value of Clean" on April 28 in conjunction with Can Clean 2015, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the International Centre, Hall 5.

It's time that facility decision makers stopped thinking of cleaning as a cost and start thinking of it as the profit centre it truly is. As part of Can Clean, ISSA Director of Facility Services Programs, Dan Wagner will educate attendees in this 60 minute seminar on how to make the case for the value of proper cleaning as a way to invest in better health, a better environment and ultimately an improved bottom line.

You can register for this industry seminar on line at Read more for the Can Clean 2015 progran details.

CSSA Recognizes Outstanding Member Contributions
The most prestigious award in the industry – The Sam Tughan Achievement Award – will be presented at Can Clean 2015 during the industry reception being held on Tuesday, April 28 in
Hall A at 5 p.m. This year, the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association (CSSA) will honour Bob Semenyk of CSSA Recognizes Outstanding Members Wood Wyant Inc. The Sam Tughan Achievement Award is presented every two years to the person, group or organization that displays a high degree to professionalism within the industry. Additional award recipients who will be recognized include the following:
  • Rod Peacock, REV Sales – 2013 Member of the Year.
  • Bruce Rathbun and Claude Bouchard – 2013 Builder Award.
  • Marcus Costandi, Avmor Ltee., and Ken Hilder, ISO National Cleaning Solutions – 2014 Builder Award.
Congratulations to all award recipients!

Industry Reception at Can Clean 2015

Exhibitors, delegates and industry guests (end-users) are invited to attend the CSSA Can Clean industry cocktail reception being held after the show closes on Tuesday, April 28. The reception will commence at 5 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. Please support your industry and the Association by attending this

Ladies of the CSSA Display Their Ponytail Power
Every woman has a super-power – the power to change lives for the better. The ladies
of the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association (CSSA) displayed this super-power by participating in the recently held Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build event. The Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build event is part of a global campaign that brings women together in a shared mission to help families in need. Truly a community effort, Women Build harnesses the power of women from all walks of life, including the ladies of CSSA with its
“Team Ponytail Power.” The 2014 Team Ponytail Power included the following members:
  • Organizers – Keelan Robinson and Fanika Perika, Cross Country Installation & Service.
  • Platinum Sponsors – Anna Gaynor, Marney Thompson and Karen Kennedy, Kruger Products L.P.
  • Participants – Kim Proctor, Amy Jacobs and Julie Thompson (Unisource – a Division of Veritiv); Anne Lebarr (Procter & Gamble); Louise Taillon (Wood Wyant); Chris Bradley (KB Medland); Filomena Goncalves and Lindsey Lima (Bunzl and R3Redistribution); Liz Deacon and Julie Vincent (Kimberly Clark); Coleen Bannan (Cascades); Tracey Caville (Swish Maintenance); and Marisa Fernand (Gojo).
The ladies of CSSA have built a strong and passionate ‘Ponytail Power’ team which doubled in size for the 2014 event. In 2015, the team plans to raise $1 million in funding, and help build 33 simple and affordable homes – in an effort to help break the cycle of poverty for families in need. Each participant is tasked with building for one day and raising a minimum of $500.

The Food Service Industry Can Help Prevent Norovirus Outbreaks
Most norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food occur in food service settings, according to a Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Infected food workers are frequently the source of these outbreaks, often by touching ready-to-eat foods served in restaurants with their bare hands.

Health and Wellness in Extended Health Care Facilities
According to a recent census, seniors now make up the fastest growing age group in the country. With a 27 per cent increase since 2001, there are currently five million people aged 65 and over in Canada, marking a trend that will continue to rise. Statistics Canada projects the number of seniors will double over the next 25 years to more than 10 million by 2036(1), outnumbering children for the first time in history.

New Floorcare Guidelines Designed for Safety
It appears that some regulatory bodies in North America are considering taking significant action in the hopes of reducing the number of slip-and-fall accidents that occur annually.

Kimberly-Clark Professional Announces Aviation Collaboration with Eastman Chemical Company
Kimberly-Clark Professional, a division of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, today announced a strategic collaboration with Eastman Aviation Solutions, a division of Eastman Chemical Company, to better support aviation original equipment manufacturers; maintenance, repair and overhaul workplaces; and component suppliers who use consumable products and chemicals in critical manufacturing and return-to-service tasks.

3M to Acquire Ivera Medical Corp.
3M announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ivera Medical Corp., a manufacturer of health care products that disinfect and protect devices used for access into a patient’s bloodstream. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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