New PFAS Regulations: How they Affect Your Business

06/24/2022

On June 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced surprising new per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) drinking water health advisory levels. These new levels are significantly lower than current levels, even current laboratory detection limits.

Survey Seeks Opinions on How to Improve TRSA Services

06/24/2022

A survey is underway of linen, uniform and facility services operators and supplier partners to guide TRSA in better serving you. Results will help guide future decisions about benefits and TRSA’s communication vehicles. The questionnaire is similar to membership surveys of recent years, with added emphasis on identifying the key issues likely to affect the industry’s success in the next three years.

‘Roaring with Pride’: TRSA Next Gens Tour Roscoe Plant

06/17/2022

As part of TRSA’s Next-Generation Executives Committee meeting on June 15 in Chicago, 20-plus leaders of their companies toured the Roscoe Co. plant on the city’s westside. The business is now celebrating its 100th anniversary as a family-owned-and-operated independent industrial laundry.

TRSA Announces Partnership with WATS

06/17/2022

The board of the Wisconsin Association of Textile Services (WATS) has decided to partner with TRSA to run its association. This change will make WATS a different and more valuable organization, WATS Chair Jim Leef shared in a recent letter to WATS members.

TRSA Revives Sustainability Survey

06/17/2022

Reporting by members of updated linen and uniform service company and plant data to TRSA to quantify environmental impacts is now underway. The association’s Sustainability Survey, last compiled in 2018, is gathering data to highlight gains and protect members from unnecessary regulatory involvement by policy makers.

OSHA Announces Heat Illness Protection Program

06/10/2022

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced a National Emphasis Program (NEP) focused on heat hazards, effective April 8. Under the NEP, OSHA will be conducting proactive inspections for heat-related hazards – in both outdoor and indoor work environments. It thus behooves employers to ensure they have implemented appropriate safety measures to protect employees from such hazards before potentially coming under OSHA’s attention.

Town Hall Talks: Labor, Supply-Chain Shortages & Inflation

06/10/2022

TRSA recently held a series of six Regional Town Hall meetings that drew laundry operators and supplier partners from across North America, including a session dedicated to Canadian operators. These virtual gatherings focused on a range of issues such as recruitment/retention challenges, as well as policy developments in areas ranging from a new indoor heat standard to the growing prominence of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programs used by businesses worldwide.

Monkeypox: CDC Guidance for Handling Contaminated Linens

06/08/2022

TRSA recently updated its Infection Response Center online with information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health on how linens contaminated with the monkeypox virus should be handled.

TRSA Launches Lead-Generation Campaign for Members

06/03/2022

TRSA is launching its third marketing campaign promoting the linen, uniform and facility services industry to long-term care (LTC) facilities nationwide. The goal of this initiative is to promote the benefits of outsourcing laundry services and gather business leads for member operators. The five-month campaign focuses on nursing homes, residential-care communities and other long-term care organizations featuring targeted email outreach, social media advertisements and other web-based promotions.

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