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ISSA Hygieia network seeks mentorship program participants
ISSA

Earlier this year, ISSA in partnership with Diversey Care, a division of Sealed Air, established a mentoring program through the ISSA Hygieia Network (IHN) to cultivate the success of women in the jansan industry. Mentors are currently available to be matched with mentees—professionals at any stage in their careers.

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Infection control market could reach $300-billion-plus by 2025
REMI NETWORK

The global infection control market is expected to reach more than $258 billion (U.S.) by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research.Concern regarding the surge in hospital acquired infections is driving the market, making room for more infection control products. The resulting demand for sterilized formulations and new biologics are key growth factors..

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Building services seen as precarious employment
REMI NETWORK

Building services seen as precarious employmentCleaners, security guards, parking attendants and building-specific food service workers could attain union certification through a streamlined one-step process if proposed amendments to Ontario’s Labour Relations Act are adopted. Building services are also among a handful of sectors subject to a special measure that would uphold collective agreements and bargaining units when contracts are re-tendered, while, more generally, proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act would apply to the vast majority of workplaces in the province.

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Proposed bill on mercury-containing lamps debated at Senate committee
REMI NETWORK

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources met on June 1 to debate Bill C-238, which calls for a robust national strategy for the safe and environmentally sound disposal of mercury-containing lamps.

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How many Protozoa are in the water we drink?
INFECTION CONTROL TODAY

Researchers from the University of Zaragoza (Spain) have analyzed drinking water and detected oocysts of Cryptosporidium and cysts of Giardia, two protozoa that cause outbreaks of diarrhea in humans. The levels detected are very low and do not represent a health risk; however, according to the study, the ubiquity of these parasites and the inefficiency of conventional water treatment in reducing them may present a public health issue.

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The pros and cons of different humidifiers
REMI NETWORK

In mechanical systems for buildings, benefits in some areas may come with trade-offs in other areas. For example, the lowest possible upfront cost might mean future costs for consumables. Conversely, a larger upfront investment might deliver payback in the form of maintenance-free operation for months or even years. Following that logic, it’s helpful to consider maintenance requirements when selecting a humidification system.

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Top 5 Hand hygiene articles in 2017 so far...
DEB GROUP

We're half-way through 2017 which makes it the perfect time to re-visit some of the most popular hand hygiene and skin care articles of the year. We've taken the top 5 hand hygiene and skin care articles of 2017 and summarized them for you here. Drum roll please...

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1,307 patients potentially exposed to hepatitis B and C at Grey Nuns, Misericordia hospitals in Edmonton
GLOBAL NEWS

Letters have been mailed to 1,307 patients who may have been exposed to the infectious disease, after a breach during individual insulin training sessions at the Grey Nuns and Misericorida Community Hospitals Diabetes Education Centres, between 2013 and early 2016.

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Sensor solutions optimize washroom maintenance
REMI NETWORK

Data informs the day-to-day responsibilities of facility managers, from tenant occupancy and supply needs, to the cost of monthly overhead. While facility management already leverages technology extensively in its operations, high-tech innovations aren’t yet being used fully in cleaning and washroom maintenance to help make processes smarter. But data is a powerful change driver and can enable better-informed, more efficient, and faster decisions — ones that building managers use to create atmospheres that customers deserve, while maximizing cleaning staff performance.

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Seven deadly sins for facilities managers
FACILITY EXECUTIVE

No matter how successful a facilities manager is, everyone needs advice. Here are seven pitfalls facilities managers can fall into while performing their day-to-day responsibilities.

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