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Protecting workplaces from a “twindemic”

The flu season has always been a concern for businesses. Workplaces are overtaken by illness that seems to hit one or more team members at a time, leaving them short-staffed and under-productive. With flu season fast approaching, there is growing concern among health professionals of a “twindemic” – an overlap of the annual flu season and a resurgence of COVID-19 cases this fall and winter.


»Airline cleaning methods can be effective elsewhere during COVID-19
»New GBAC STAR grants program now available for facilities
»IWBI & ISSA join forces to accelerate best cleaning practices
A place to call home: Help shape more resilient cities

Canadians are demanding productive, private, and personalized spaces to live, work, and play. The health and economic implications brought on by COVID-19 have exacerbated our housing challenges. But the crisis has also forced us outside our comfort zones to find new and unexpected solutions.» READ MORE

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

»Ontario invests extra $761 million into long-term care
»Examining ergonomic impacts to sanitation staff
»Inquest to examine 2009 scaffolding collapse
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

Green goals in pest control are worth setting

Green initiatives are more than a trend. Many industries are putting greater emphasis on ensuring products are sourced and processed in an environmentally conscious manner and are making decisions with ecological impact in mind. Pest control and management programs should be no different.  » READ MORE

Cleaning for health in the year 2020

Cleaning for health: This is the motto that the American Cleaning Institute has pounded out for several decades, practically since its foundation in 1926. This same message is also relayed by the ISSA and its GBAC division, which constantly reminds us of the importance of forensic cleaning (diligent and thorough cleaning followed by disinfection) to guarantee safe environments for any establishment’s occupants.  » READ MORE


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