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COVID-19 is bringing common sense back to cleaning
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Put simply, proper facility cleaning is vital. We’re often advised on the importance of keeping our own homes clean, and when talking about public settings with multiple residents or visitors or an abundance of foot traffic, that importance is multiplied.

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Headlines
»U of T’s fall reopening plan ‘unacceptable,’ says union
 
»Dozens more facilities achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation
 
»New CCOHS tool kit helps workplaces customize COVID-19 health and safety
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Don’t Forget the Soap

The 2020 pandemic has turned a focus on hand hygiene – and for a good reason. Yet while using hand sanitizer is important for preventing the spread of SARS-COV-2, the virus which can cause COVID-19, it’s critical to keep regular handwashing with soap in the mix.» READ MORE

»Major League Baseball partners with Lysol for cleaner stadiums
 
»ARCSI launches online learning platform for residential cleaning
 
»IICRC board of directors elects 2021 executive committee
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Cleaning vs. Disinfecting: Seeing the “bigger picture”

Cleaning and disinfecting have become critical priorities for building and facility stakeholders. And, with little room for error, the pressure is on cleaning professionals to ensure environments not only appear clean but uphold the highest standards of hygiene. » READ MORE

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Canadian report suggests new building codes aren’t tough enough on energy efficiency

New Canadian building codes that are currently under review by a National Research Council committee would potentially facilitate designs that are less energy-efficient than they could be, according to a Carleton University study. » READ MORE

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
ISSA’s GBAC STAR accreditation success is a sign of a cleaner world

The program has seen huge uptake in North America after spring launch. It sounds strange to say it during an ongoing pandemic, but we’re arguably already living in a cleaner world. COVID-19 has brought a renewed focus on cleaning, disinfecting, and infection control and one quantifiable way to show that is through the GBAC STAR accreditation program. » READ MORE

 
 
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