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Schools face risk of cockroach infestation

Reports of cockroach infestations have been circulating through high schools and elementary schools in the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) and The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB). While the prevalence of cockroaches vary from location to location in Canada’s capital city, ten OCDSB schools and four OCSB schools have found pests on site and are currently using methods to eradicate them.

Sealed Air plans Diversey Care spinoff for 2017

Sealed Air plans to spinoff its Diversey Care division and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division (New Diversey) by the second half of 2017.


Tips for communicating facility cleaning issues

The cleanliness of a facility is often based on appearance. In some cases, cleaning professionals are often targeted because, until recently, there was no scientific way to tell whether a facility or areas within a facility were effectively sanitized and left in a healthy, clean state. At the same time, facility managers are trying to assess the current needs of their buildings, while also dealing with cleaning and maintenance issues on a day-to-day basis.

Air pollution making office workers less productive

Businesses invest a great deal of time and money in interventions claiming to increase workers’ productivity through on-the-job training, new protocols and advice from consultants. Recent research suggests that there’s a surprising input into productivity rarely thought about: clean air.

Smart tech developers rate restroom satisfaction

To help facility managers monitor restroom satisfaction and detect potential customer loss, VisionState, a smart technology company, collected data on customer feedback through WANDA, a smart device that tracks cleaning and maintenance activities in public facilities.

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The dirt on biofilm

Biofilm—slimy clumps of bacteria that settle onto surfaces—has been a growing concern in Canadian facilities because it can be a threat to occupants. In fact, it’s considered a leading cause of hospital acquired infections (HAI), can grow on any type of surface and is difficult to stop.

Nine tips for finding the perfect janitorial cart

For school administrators, janitorial carts may not be the highest item on the priority list in mid-August, but for custodial workers, carts are used all throughout the day, and necessary to perform just about any cleaning task.

Could salt be the solution to superbugs?

The solution to drug-resistant superbugs may be sitting on your kitchen table: salt. Edmonton inventors have designed a salt-covered surface which is being used to fend off potent pathogens and help curb their spread within hospitals.

Gym floor protection starts outside the gym

Every building owner or facility executive can make a case for needing to protect his or her floors from grime and wear — but those with gymnasiums probably have more reason to do so than almost anyone else. After all, the most important element in a gymnasium is the floor. 

Put diaper change tables in men’s bathrooms, Ontario dad’s group pleads after changing kids on floor

With more fathers shouldering a greater share of the child-care load, a London, Ont., men’s group is lobbying local businesses to make diaper duty easier for dads. Dad Club London, a support network for fathers, created a petition asking family-friendly establishments to install change tables in men’s washrooms.

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