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Climate Change and the Indoor Environment

“One of the most effective ways to protect IAQ and adjust to changing environmental conditions is “the operation and maintenance of buildings,” according to the EPA” A report, recently posted on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), finds that “climate change may worsen existing indoor environmental problems and indoor air quality (IAQ).” One reason for this is the fact that we spend 90 percent of our time in an indoor environment such as a school, office, factory, or home. However, most [...]

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Stop Snow in its Tracks

It’s possible to safeguard floors from seasonal damage by taking steps to restore, protect and maintain hard surfaces before, during and after harsh weather arrives. A cleaning solutions expert explains how North Americans spend more than $1 billion annually on hard-surface floor care products. And if facility managers don’t take preventive measures, especially before and during the harsh winter months, they may pay more than necessary to keep floors clean and safe. Download: Stop Snow in its Tracks

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Winter conditions challenge facility maintenance

Snow and ice removal practices to prevent slip-and-falls and preserve flooring Wednesday, February 15, 2017 By Robert KravitzPowerful blizzards and record-breaking snowfalls are hitting provinces across Canada this winter. This week, a heavy winter storm hit the Maritimes, while about 30 centimetres of snow fell in the greater Montreal area. With these seasonal elements, ice melt should be applied to key walkways around facilities as part of a complete snow removal plan. According to a report released by the Toronto Public Health [...]

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Keeping Senior Living Facilities Healthy and Clean

Canadians are living increasingly longer lives which means that senior living facilities are welcoming larger numbers of seniors into their buildings. Operating a healthy senior living facility is therefore not only beneficial for your business but helps optimize health care workers who are flooded with patients who acquire healthcare associate infections (HAI) resulting in an estimate of $1 billion each year. Protecting your facility does not only mean maintaining its infrastructure but also necessarily includes protecting those who reside within [...]

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Benefits of Healthy Indoor Air Quality

  Study indicates the benefits of healthy indoor air quality in improving cognitive functioning by reducing VOCs and CO2.   A study published in 2015 from Harvard University about the benefit of healthy indoor air quality appears to say it all. According to the study, “people who work in well-ventilated offices with below-average levels of indoor pollutants and carbon dioxide have significantly higher cognitive functioning scores—in such crucial areas as responding to a crisis or developing strategy—than those that work in [...]

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Focusing on Indoor Air Quality

School administrators have known for years that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can have a negative impact on the health and performance of students, teachers, and all other staff. And, according to the Asthma Initiative of Michigan (AIM), which is designed to help educate parents, teachers, and school administrators about the negative impacts of poor IAQ, one of the many triggers of asthma, especially for children, is the cleaning solutions normally used to maintain schools. Cleaning chemicals—traditional as well as [...]

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5 reasons to welcome the New SDS (Safety Data Sheets)

The new SDS is here as most of our dealers, sales representatives, and end-customers know. As of 2016, Avmor is officially transferring from the old MSDS, used for decades, to the new SDS, or safety data sheet. While this change has created some confusion, overall the new SDS is a step forward, especially for users of professional cleaning solutions and a wide range of other products. This is because one of the key benefits of the new safety data sheets is that [...]

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