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March 23, 2015

Exhibit Space at Can Clean 2015 99% Sold Out

Approximately 100 Exhibitors of janitorial products, equipment and cleaning systems have signed up to participate in the largest trade exposition in Canada for the cleaning and maintenance professional. Almost 200 booths have been sold to companies representing regions across North America.

Notice of CSSA Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the Association to be held on Tuesday, April 28 at 8:00 a.m. EST. The location will be the International Centre, Hall 5 during the Can Clean 2015 trade show.

The purpose of the annual general meeting will be to review and consider association reports, financial statements, auditor's report, introduction of directors and for the transaction of such other business as may properly come before the meeting.

CCCA Announces National Conference

The Canadian Commercial Cleaning Association (CCCA) today announced it is holding its first national commercial cleaning conference April 27th and 28th 2015 at the International Centre in Mississauga. Supported by BOMA Toronto, this conference will run in conjunction with the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association [CSSA] CanClean’s conference and tradeshow.

The New WHMIS - Implementing the GHS
Wednesday, April 29 – 9 a.m.
International Centre, Hall 5, Aviation Room C
Speaker: Barbara Foster, Author of GHS Within OSHA Compliance Procedure Manual

Suppliers and distributors of hazardous chemicals, chemical purchasers, supervisors in charge of workplace safety, managers involved in workplace safety, and Joint Health and Safety Committee representatives will benefit from this program. The session will touch on the origins of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) from purple book to WHMIS, and the time frame for implementation. The new classification scheme and symbols for GHS will be illustrated, as well as the significant differences between GHS and the old WHMIS system. Foster will demonstrate how to build a label under GHS (how the classification is used to create the GHS label) as well as the creation of an SDS for GHS (new requirements and variations for international shipments). Tips for preparing the workplace for GHS will also be reviewed including training and managing the system. The session will conclude with a question period.

Infection Prevention and Control-Sustainable Environmental Hygiene

Wednesday, April 29 – 11 a.m.
International Centre, Hall 5, Aviation Room B
Speaker: Mark Heller, MBA , Chair, Environmental Hygiene Interest Group, Infection Prevention & Control – Canada

Whether it is for reasons of cost control, responding to shifting community attitudes, or genuine concern for environmental health, healthcare facilities are becoming more green. Waste reduction, water conservation and “environmentally responsible” product selection are the new norm. Sometimes, however, the requirements of environmental hygiene are seen to be at odds with sustainability objectives, and balancing sustainability objectives against the core organization mandate for the safest possible patient care can be a challenge. The purpose of this session is to explore the intersections between environmental hygiene and sustainable practices in waste reduction, green cleaning and water conservation.

Performance, people, planet, price...and green

Canadians’ food choices are driven by convenience, health and wellness, pleasure and value. From fast food restaurants to fine dining, the popularity of eating out has created a surge in food services. Eating out more often results in spending more of our income on restaurant meals. According to the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, the total commercial foodservice industry generated approximately $60 billion in sales in Canada in 2010. What’s more, Canadians make more than 17 million restaurant visits daily.

Survey: Cleanliness leads to customers.

Ninety-seven percent of hospitality guests rated cleanliness as the most important factor when choosing a restaurant, café, bar, or hotel, according to a recent survey commissioned by Procter & Gamble Professional.

More than 4,000 consumers throughout Europe participated in the P&G study. The results indicated that cleanliness not only leads to an increase in customers, but also better tips for staff. More than 90 percent of respondents stated that an establishment’s cleanliness also impacts whether or not they would leave a tip, reports European Cleaning Journal.

Swish Maintenance Limited Recognized as One of Canada's top 100 Small & Medium Employers by Globe & Mail

Swish Maintenance Limited, a leading manufacturer and distributor of facility solutions and cleaning equipment was recognized today as one of Canada’s Top 100 Small and Medium Employers to work for in Canada by the Globe & Mail and Mediacorp Canada Inc. The prestigious competition recognizes small and medium enterprises that lead the nation in creating exceptional workplaces with forward-thinking human resources policies.

ANSI/IICRC S500 Draft Substantive Changes Document Available for Fourth Public Review

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has been working on revising the ANSI/IICRC S500-2006 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration. Substantive changes made to the draft Standard since the third public review in August 2014 are currently available for the fourth round of public review and comment from March 6 to April 5, 2015.

Recruitment programs for Jan San distributors
Most distributors are well aware that it can take time – and a lot of luck – to hire a new employee. However, they may not be aware of just how much hiring that new staffer may cost.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), recruiting a new employee for a company with fewer than 500 employees can cost a staggering $7,645. These costs can include college recruiting salaries, expense reimbursement, travel expenses for the new hire, relocation, etc.

Should We Throw Cold Water on Cold Water Cleaning?
The professional carpet cleaning industry – in fact, the carpet industry in general – has had its share of scuffles in the past two or three decades. At one time, a good 25 years ago, some health officials believed that carpets in schools were the cause of an increase in childhood asthma attacks and other respiratory problems.

Bunzl makes further Acquisitions
Bunzl plc, the international distribution and outsourcing Group, today announces that it has completed the acquisition of two further businesses in Spain and Canada.

The Company has acquired Quirumed, S.L. in Spain. Based in Valencia, Quirumed is principally engaged in the supply of healthcare related products and equipment to an international customer base consisting of medical centres, doctors’ surgeries and other end users throughout Spain and in other countries in Europe. Revenue in the year ended 31 December 2014 was €18 million.

Nilfisk-Advance Reaches Agreement to Sell Clarke American Sanders
Nilfisk-Advance, Inc. announced today it has entered into an agreement to sell Clarke American Sanders to Amano Pioneer Eclipse Corporation.

The agreement is part of Nilfisk-Advance’s long-term market growth strategy to focus on and increase investment and expansion of the company’s core businesses. The anticipated transaction close date is March 31, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.

National Education Conference on Infection Prevention and Control
June 15-17, 2015
PreConference Day - Sunday, June 14, 2015
Post Conference Day - Thursday, June 18, 2015

Victoria, British Columbia is home to some of the country's most exhilarating scenery – ocean and mountains. In this beautiful setting the 2015 IPAC Canada national conference, “Surfing Waves of Change”, will bring together Infection Prevention and Control Professionals (ICPs) and healthcare providers from around the world, and will surf through challenges that we face.

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