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The Canadian Sanitation Supply Association welcomes you to Canada Night

On behalf of Marcus Costandi, the board of directors of the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association and our sponsors, we would like to invite members and a guest to attend Canada Night on Wednesday October 21 in Las Vegas.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Visits Swish Maintenance Limited in Peterborough, Ontario

Swish Maintenance Limited, a leading manufacturer and distributor of cleaning supplies and equipment were honoured to welcome Prime Minister Stephen Harper to their head office today.

"Since the company's first day in 1956, Swish has been at the forefront of manufacturing innovation and continues to be a leading innovator and distributor of quality cleaning products," says Shane Mahoney, CEO of Swish Maintenance Limited.
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Canada Night, Las Vegas, Nevada
5:30pm - 8:00pm 
Held In Conjunction With Issa/Interclean
Contact: CSSA - 905 665-8001 

Ontario Chapter Christmas Luncheon
11:30am - 3:00pm
Richmond Hill Country Club
Contact Brad Fraser at or Mike Nosko at

Avmor encourages Students, Teachers and Schools to Participate in Avmor’s Second Annual Green Apple Day of Service Project

September 26, 2015 will represent the 3rd annual worldwide Green Apple Day of Service powered by U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC). This day will allow students, teachers, parents and companies the opportunity to make a difference by hosting a variety of service projects that will contribute to a healthier, safer and cleaner learning environment.

Avmor encourage les étudiants, les enseignants et les écoles à participer à la seconde édition du projet

Le 26 septembre 2015 se tiendra la 3e journée internationale de «Green Apple Day of Service » organisée par le Conseil du Bâtiment écologique américain (USGBC). Cette journée permet aux étudiants, aux enseignants, aux parents et aux entreprises de saisir l'opportunité de faire une différence en organisant une variété de projets qui contribueront à un environnement d'apprentissage plus sain, plus sécuritaire et plus propre.

When a Hazmat Incident Hits Close to Home

I was scrolling through my news feed this morning when a post from the local Fire Department info page caught my eye. I read the statements “Suspicious Package. Niagara County Hazmat Team and US Airforce Hazmat Team from Niagara Falls Air Base requested to scene.” and I immediately started to look for more information.

HOSPECO Partners in Pilot Program to Advance Women’s Health Initiative
HOSPECO, a leading manufacturer of products for cleaning and protecting facilities and people, has partnered with New York City council member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and the New York City Department of Education in providing the first dispenser of free feminine hygiene products at a public high school. The girls’ restroom at the High School for Arts and Business in Corona, Queens, located in councilwoman Ferreras-Copeland’s district, was outfitted with the dispenser and will receive free Maxithins sanitary napkins and Tampax tampons for the entire school year.

Portable Chemical Proportioners Are Gaining Popularity

In the absence of wall-mounted chemical dispensers, custodians are sometimes required to mix cleaning chemicals manually — a messy and often inaccurate process, not to mention potentially hazardous. Preportioned packets have been a welcome addition to the market and have made the process easier by allowing janitors to accurately mix chemicals on the go.

Guarantee Healthier Facilities With Color-coded Commercial Cleaning Supplies
Color-coding in the cleaning industry is not a new idea, but it has seen a resurgence in popularity recently, particularly in health- and food-related markets. There are two big reasons for the renewed interest: Illnesses caused by cross-contamination have been making headlines, and the language barrier in the janitorial industry continues to widen.

Women Outdo Men in Workplace Hand Hygiene

According to a national survey, women outperform men when it comes to hand hygiene in the workplace. Almost half of men report seeing others exit their workplace restroom without washing up. 46 percent of men say they frequently or occasionally see colleagues skip that important task, compared to 32 percent of women.
Recommendations For Cleaning And Maintaining Mats
Mats should be vacuumed regularly — daily in high traffic applications and weekly in lower traffic applications. Extract clean or hose off as needed to remove heavy soil and then hang mats to dry. The mats should be completely dry before placing back in service.
What Facility Managers Can Expect At ISSA/INTERCLEAN 2015
ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2015 is expected to break some records once it comes to the Las Vegas Convention Center, Oct. 20-23. An estimated 16,000-plus industry leaders will have the opportunity to network, learn and visit with more than 700 cleaning industry suppliers from 30 countries.

Nine Frequently Asked Questions about GPOs

In many cases across the professional cleaning industry, distributors sell and cleaning contractors buy what can be termed “commodity” products. Commodity products, in this case, are essentially similar products that cost and perform about the same no matter which manufacturer makes them. This can apply to paper products, chemicals, many cleaning tools, and equipment.

Chemical-Free Cleaning in the Spotlight - H2O-only machines offer a hot option for BSCs

About six years ago, the professional cleaning industry was introduced to automatic scrubbers that could clean and maintain floors by electrically converting regular tap water into a cleaning agent. While there was certainly some controversy about these systems when they were first introduced—mainly revolving around claims about their cleaning effectiveness— these days chemical-free floor machines appear to be quite popular and are now used around the world.

Becoming the ‘Father of Green Cleaning’ - An interview with Stephen Ashkin

Many people in the building service industry know Stephen Ashkin as the “Father of Green Cleaning.” But what they don’t know is just how many years it took him to earn this title and why he is considered such a leader in the green cleaning movement, not only in North America, but around the world.

Deb Launches Infection Control in the Workplace Campaign

Deb Group, the world’s leading away-from-home skin care company, has officially launched its Infection Control in the Workplace Campaign. Beginning now and running through the fall and winter, the campaign will help Canadian managers and those responsible for health and safety in the workplace, to reduce the financial impact that infectious diseases such as the Influenza (flu) can have.
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