Media across Canada have been reporting on major hygiene and cleanliness issues that affect the nation's health care facilities and raise the risk of major epidemics. This subject will be front and centre at the upcoming trade show for the Canadian sanitation industry.  Pandemic Preparedness is just one of a series of important seminars offered to industry professionals when Can Clean 2007 takes place in the Direct Energy Centre at Toronto‚s Exhibition Place on May 2nd and 3rd.

The sanitation sector in Canada is receiving more media coverage than ever before in its history. In excess of 50,000 Canadians are directly employed in the $2 billion-a-year industry! Every commercial building and health care facility uses and needs products from this sector and sanitation workers are the front line of defense against possible epidemics and pandemics. 

Can Clean 2007 is produced by the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association (CSSA) and is the largest trade show of its kind in Canada. More then 140 manufacturers and distributors from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe will welcome some 4,000 visitors who will find the newest and most innovative cleaning products available. Featured at Can Clean will be environmentally responsible cleaning products; floor care equipment; paper products; washroom products; waste disposal systems; personal care items; mops, brooms, brushes, wringers and buckets; conventional cleaning chemicals; microfibre products; educational material and much more. End users of the products include hospital housekeepers, contract cleaners, environmental service managers, school and church custodians, hotel and motel housekeeping managers, window cleaners, plant managers, carpet cleaners and maintenance supervisors at casinos, private clubs, airports, shopping malls and government installations.

Can Clean 2007
The Direct Energy Centre (formerly the National Trade Centre)
Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario
Wednesday, May 2nd 10:00 a.m. ˆ 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 3rd 10:00 a.m. ˆ 4:00 p.m.

Admittance to Can Clean is free to CSSA members and end users of sanitary maintenance products. The Direct Energy Centre is conveniently located near downtown Toronto and close to major highways. There are acres of indoor and outdoor parking and the facility is served by public transit.

The Pandemic Preparedness seminar will be conducted by Allison Stuart, Director, Emergency Management Unit with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. Participants will learn how to be prepared, not scared. They will be taught the risks and impact of an influenza pandemic and how to deal with it.

Brent Bourne, a Partner with a Group B Services Ltd will talk about a Lighter Environmental Footprint. This new approach to environmental management measures the impact a product or a process places on the environment.

Disinfection Products & Procedures is the topic of a seminar conducted by Dr. Syed Sattar, Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Founding Director of the Centre for Research on Environmental Microbiology at the University of Ottawa. Seminar registrants will find out about disinfection products and procedures currently used in infection control.  Issues to be addressed include human and environmental safety, methods to assess microbicidal activity, label claims and their relevance, and the suitability of procedures commonly used today.

Brent Bourne will also conduct a seminar titled What Does Your Facility Say about You?  First impressions are the most memorable.  How clean, how safe, how hygienic is your building?  Do you know the critical "First Impression — Lasting Impressions Areas" of your facility?  Participants will learn how a comprehensive cleaning program can help their building make a positive first impression.