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The Spring 2021 issue of FC&M magazine is out now!

We’ve passed the unwanted milestone of one year of the pandemic, and the renewed focus on cleaning for health and best disinfection practices remains top of mind. This issue of FC&M focuses on the themes of health and safety within educational facilities, washrooms, and floor care.


»COVID-19 and HVAC systems
»Disinfectant and sanitizer poisoning spikes during pandemic
»ISSA Show Canada goes virtual in 2021
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

»Why cleaning around urinals is vital
»Focusing on best cleaning practices for public transit
»Green experts issue antimicrobial use warning
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

ASHRAE provides updated airborne transmission guidance

The ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force has released an updated and unequivocal statement on the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in buildings. » READ MORE

Optimizing floor and carpet care in a pandemic
We are now entering year two of the pandemic. As during the first year, proper and effective cleaning strategies remain some of our best tools in slowing the spread of the disease. Further, these “proper and effective cleaning strategies” do not just apply to those high-touch surfaces we hear so much about. They can also apply to floor and carpet care.» READ MORE
Edmonton becomes first Canadian city to commit to GBAC STAR accreditation
Explore Edmonton, the visitor economy and venue management organization for the Albertan city, has announced a collaborative initiative to pursue city-wide GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation. Once complete, Edmonton would be the first and only Canadian destination to obtain the accreditation and one of only two destinations in North America. » READ MORE

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