COVID-19: OSHA Releases Workplace Safety Guidance


The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released an emergency temporary standard (ETS), called the COVID-19 Healthcare ETS, to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from occupational exposure to COVID-19 in settings where people with COVID-19 are reasonably expected to be present.

Ricci to Share Industry Insights on Upcoming Webinar


Anyone with a financial interest in linen, uniform and facility services is welcome to participate in “State of the Uniform Rental Industry,” a Goldman Sachs & Co. interactive webinar. Set for 1 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 17, the webinar will consist of an interview with TRSA President & CEO Joseph Ricci.

EMI, MMI & PMI: Back for ’21 to Build Skills!


With COVID-19 subsiding and in-person education returning as the U.S. norm, TRSA’s three annual Management Institute (MI) programs – Executive (EMI), Professional (PMI) and Maintenance (MMI) – are following suit. These programs are back to meet the linen, uniform and facility services industry’s high demand for face-to-face peer interaction and personalized expert instruction. All three institutes are scheduled between Aug. 8-12 (all at roughly the same time in the same location) at the University of Maryland.

TRSA Industrial Roundtable: COVID-19, Labor Shortage & More


TRSA recently hosted a roundtable for industrial operators and supplier partners to this critical market sector of the linen, uniform and facility services industry. More than 40 executives tuned in and participated during the June 8 meeting, which was hosted on the Zoom video conferencing platform.

Private-Equity Firms to Invest in Healthcare Supplier


TRSA supplier partner Medline Industries Inc., Northfield, IL, recently entered into a definitive agreement through which it will receive a majority investment from a partnership comprised of funds managed by Blackstone, Carlyle and Hellman & Friedman. Following the close of the transaction, Medline will remain a privately held, family-led company, according to a news release.

GOJO Reflects on COVID Impact, Eyes the Future


TRSA supplier partner GOJO Industries Inc., Akron, OH, recently discussed with a safety publication the company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, how it affected its operations amid a surge in demand for its products and how it will operate moving forward.