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Hidden costs of custodial injuries
Cleaning is considered a hazardous job in many parts of the world. Typically, the types of work-related injuries that cleaning workers experience fall into one of two key categories. The first is exposure to harmful contaminants, including blood-borne contaminants, either through direct touch or inhalation. The second is musculoskeletal disorders as the result of repetitive movements; slip, trip, and fall accidents; back injuries due to heavy lifting, stretching, and bending; and so on. While many injuries do not require medical attention or time off from work, a number do.
Social media tips for cleaning companies
Many cleaning companies remain skeptical of marketing their business on social media, but in a highly competitive industry, networking on social media is a great tool for keeping up-to-date with clients, while engaging prospective customers.
New Built Environment Technology Association launches
A new international organization has been established to help the real estate and facility management industries to better understand and utilize contemporary and developing technologies for the built environment.
Disaster Planning: Before, During, and After
If you’ve read the headlines, you know the risks are real. From wildfires to raging floods, and corporate fraud to cyber attacks, there any number of ways disasters can take an organization offline. Recognizing these risks is important, but for companies to be truly prepared, they need to have plans in place to protect them before, during, and after an event.
No vacancy for pests in hotels
For many travellers, hotels are a home away from home and a place to relax. But they aren’t the only ones looking for a place to hang their hat.
New white paper on carbon management for retailers
A new white paper provides insight for facility managers looking to manage and calculate their company’s carbon footprint.

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Green projects join Zero Carbon Building Pilot Program
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has picked a diverse set of 16 green building projects across Canada to participate in a two-year pilot of its Zero Carbon Building Standard.
UL acquires CLEB, Canadian building envelope services provider
UL, a global leader in the building, fire, life safety and security market, has acquired CLEB, a Montreal-based company that provides building envelope and building science services to properties across North America.
in_theLoop_banner_prof_services (002).jpg IICRC seeks new members for board of directors
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) invites nominations for five open seats on its board of directors to serve a three year term. Submissions are due no later than June 15, 2017.
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ICYMI: Utility savings fund Saskatoon hospital upgrades
After completing significant hospital upgrades last year through an energy performance contract with Johnson Controls, Royal University Hospital in Saskatchewan is now seeing a huge payback, almost doubling the expected savings from energy, water and operational improvements.
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