FMLink Newsletter — Operations and Maintenance — August 13, 2020

This Operations & Maintenance newsletter is one of a series of five specialized newsletters, supplementing our weekly general newsletter (sent on Mondays). For each of five weeks you will receive a different specialized newsletter on Thursdays or Fridays, focusing on a different FM-related area. To manage which ones you receive, click on the link below.

This newsletter covers operations and maintenance news from July 16 through August 12, 2020.


Benchmarking your maintenance staffing in a COVID-19 world (Benchmarking » FM BENCHMARKING)

Outsourcing cleaning services (How To » BOMI International)

10 actions to ensure a safer reopening, from NSC — plus guidance for specific building types (Publications)

These guides can help you determine safe exposure levels to potential hazards, whether physical or airborne (Publications)

Infectious disease outbreaks—Identifying risks and analyzing how viruses spread (Magazines » ISSA Today)
How viruses are released, how they spread, and what we can do to protect our workspace

How can you protect those who must work LESS than 6 feet apart? Look to mold remediation practices for clues (Publications)

Removing gray areas—Effective cleaning training is the key to infection prevention (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Critical elements are cleaning protocols, clear instructions, inspections, and quality control

Smart cleaning technology: How cutting-edge innovation impacts your company or facility (Magazines » ISSA Today)
Cutting-edge innovation in the cleaning industry, pre- and post-COVID-19

Plaza maintenance—Design choices (Magazines » FMJ)
Planning for making maintenance easier and less time consuming is worth the up-front investment


What are CRE executives’ current thoughts about hybrid work and the physical office? (Surveys and Trends)

PestConnect pest control technology

Swamped by “new normal” mandates? Let Rentokil take care of your pest control with these remote monitoring systems (Products and Services » Services)

Need deep cleaning services for your textiles or floors? Get disinfection with finish-safe products (Products and Services » Services)

As your building reopens, check out ASHRAE’s water system guidelines to help prevent legionellosis (Publications)

See how to conserve your floor space by adding COVID-19 safety needs to your lobby’s digital display (Products and Services » Safety and Health)