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Safety considerations for electrical work
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Facility managers need to be wary when contractors, temp agencies or even a friend recommend someone who can get a job done for a price that seems too good to be true, especially if it relates to electrical work. A recent survey of managers in Ontario who oversee electrical work at their facilities indicates that close to 40 per cent don’t realize the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (Code) applies to work in their buildings. But it does. In fact, the Code must be followed for all electrical work – maintenance, repair and new projects.
Working-at-heights training deadline extended
Ontario’s ministry of labour has, under certain conditions, given construction workers who met old requirements for fall protection training an extra six months to meet new requirements for working-at-heights training.
E-learning course targets moisture, humidty control
ASHRAE has added two new courses to its e-learning catalogue. One offers intensive lessons about moisture and humidity issues in construction and operations.
Repair Pipes Without Disrupting Residents
A 16-storey, luxury-style condominium began to experience a failing HVAC system, just a few years after completion. As it turned out, delays during the construction process had resulted in rapid corrosion and buildup in the pipes, leaving the condo owners in search of a long-term solution. The HVAC system had to be repaired without causing destruction to the new building and, in the process, not disrupting residents who lived among the 200 units.
Preventative maintenance for pest control
Once the winter season changes and the snow begins to melt away, pests can quickly become a pressing concern. The temperature change signals pests to emerge from their overwintering state and become active, looking for food, water and shelter to reproduce and quickly build up their population.
Galvanized steel versus powder coatings in outdoor environments
Chipping, fading and corrosion are common concerns when deliberating how best to protect outdoor furnishings, such as handrails and guardrails, bike racks, playground equipment and park benches. 

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