Maintenance and Cleaning Practices

Title Abstract Publication Date
Lifts: Elevated Safety Considerations. Introduces OSHA regulations, as well as proper testing and inspection of aerial work platforms. 07/31/2011
Lifts: Seven Key Questions. Proposes seven questions to ask when choosing a lift for building maintenance. These address the type of job the lift will be doing, the capacity, ease of use, power source, site condition, and... 03/31/2010
List H. EPA's Registered Products Effective Against Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus Faecalis or Faecium (VRE). This is a listing of EPA's registered antimicrobial products effective against MRSA. Information of listed products are current as indicated by the dates on the list and only primary product... 01/15/2007
Maintaining Food Service Areas. Advises on the particular cleaning needs for food service facilities, emphasizing attention to the different types of surfaces, materials, and equipment; written cleaning procedures and goals;... 02/14/2006
Maintaining High-Performance Schools after Construction or Renovation. Discusses maintaining high performance schools to achieve the benefit that they were designed for. Deferred, preventive, predictive maintenance, and reliability-centered maintenance are addressed. 06/30/2009
Maintaining the Halls of Learning. Discusses the essential role played by the school custodian in providing a clean and healthy environment. Details various floor cleaning methods and materials. 12/31/2001
Maintenance & Operations Solutions: Meeting the Challenge of Improving School Facilities. This paper examines the impact current maintenance and operations (M&O)practices have on U.S. school performance and offers possible opportunities for improvement through the judicious use of... 12/31/1999
Maintenance and Operations Administrative Guidelines for School Districts and Community Colleges. The purpose of this manual is to provide an update of acceptable and effective maintenance and operations management practices and current standards for educational facilities. Chapters include: 1)... 12/31/2004
Maintenance and Operations: Brilliant Ideas Needed. Describes innovative school maintenance and operations practices that improve facility condition and save money. These include hiring retired staff to conduct inspections, working a four-day week... 07/31/2009
Maintenance at a Higher Level. Advises on selection of the most appropriate lift equipment. Issues such as capacity, elevation, reach, maneuverability, footprint, handling, safety, ergonomics, stability, and warranty are addressed. 12/31/2008
Maintenance is More than Maintenance. Advises on what constitutes planned versus reactive maintenance, and that facility departments keep track of staff time spent on expected services that are not maintenance at all. 10/31/2008
Maintenance Manual for School Buildings in the Caribbean. A manual provides guidelines for school maintenance activities for schools located in the Caribbean and examines the organization of a maintenance program, the inspection process, and the maintenance... 02/28/1998
Maintenance Matters: Maintenance and Minor Works in Primary Schools. A Manual for Boards of Management. This manual provides guidance in the maintenance requirements of primary education schools covering roofing; floors and walls; doors and windows; external and internal finishes; heating, plumbing,... 12/31/1997
Maintenance Needs. Demonstrates that life-cycle cost value practices lead to reduced maintenance because of use of superior materials and the ability to anticipate a schedule and costs of major repairs and maintenance. 04/30/2011
Maintenance of Electrical Services. Maintenance and Renewal in Educational Buildings. Building Bulletin 76. This document provides guidance on the overall electrical services and maintenance strategy in educational facilities, the individual components of which are considered in the following sections:... 06/30/1992
Maintenance of Mechanical Services. Building Bulletin 70. School building maintenance must find an appropriate balance between planned and reactive work in order to conserve costs. This British document provides ways in which authorities can assess their... 07/11/1990
Maintenance Solutions Online Includes a full text archive of current and archived articles, special reports, subscription information, editor's notebook, and current industry news.
Maintenance Sourcebook. Discusses maintenance of flushometers, fire extinguishers, carpet extractors, electronic locks, and vacuum cleaners. 09/30/2005
Maintenance Sourcebook: A Caretaker's Manual. Discusses five areas of custodial maintenance caretaking in which facility managers need continual education: first aid and safety, hazardous materials, products and supplies, chemicals and their... 07/31/2002
Maintenance Strategies: Team Cleaning. Advocates team cleaning, describes how to organize it, and how to equip staff to clean well in order to reduce the necessity for frequent inspections. 01/31/2005
Maintenance: Down the Drain. Advises on equipment selection for drain cleaning, emphasizing matching the size of the device to the diameter, length, and material of the drain pipe. Safe use, protective equipment, and renting... 06/30/2008
Make It a Team Effort. Describes how one school district transformed its cleaning program to increase efficiency, improve performance, and reduce errors and training time. Equipment cost savings and other benefits... 12/31/2000
Making Equipment Rental Work. Advises on maintenance equipment rental, including equipment condition, availability of staff to use the equipment in a timely manner, proper training, how to obtain honest appraisals of models, and... 07/31/2008
Making Green the Way to Go. Briefly reviews state green-cleaning legislation and recommendations, and discusses the advantages of touchless cleaning in achieving them. Spray-and-squeegee technology is reviewed. 12/31/2008
Making the Transition to Team Cleaning. Discusses the four divisions of team cleaning, describes how such a program works at the University of Texas, and advises on how to convert from zone to team cleaning. 09/30/2007

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