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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Maintenance In A Post-Boston Marathon World

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Facility Management, FacilityBlog, Featured Post, Question Of The Week, Safety, Topics

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Published on April 22, 2013 with 1 Comment

This Question of the Week comes from the Facilities Management Group on LinkedIn.

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon tragedy, what kind of training or awareness directives will you be giving your event cleaning staff? Public buildings and open spaces are always a target for possible high profile activity (whether it be protests or other violent actions like those at the Marathon), but do most facility professionals revise and retrain staff? Should drills be increased? What else can and should be done?

Dean Stavrakas
Managing Principal
Kleen Teem Services, Inc.
Chicago, IL

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About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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  1. Unless you cordon of the entire length of the marathon route and allow access only through TSA-like security screenings you can’t insure the safety of anyone at any public event. But then the violence would just happen in the lines that back up at the TSA check-points.

    How about this. Runners and spectators must be naked and cannot carry anything. OK, maybe not. Although the we could play the “if we can save just one life it would be worth it” card. Run naked – for the children. ;-)

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