In Other News this Week

01/20/2022

Additional recent headlines from consumer media of interest to linen, uniform and facility services operators, and especially readers of Textile Services Weekly.

Supplier Partner Workshop to Focus on Supply Chain Issues

01/20/2022

TRSA has developed a Supplier Partner Workshop that will take place on Tuesday, March 29, kicking off the association’s 12th Annual Legislative Conference. The program will focus on advocacy issues and policies that impact the supply chain, with a specialized workshop that will offer techniques and tools for handling difficult conversations with customers about issues like delivery troubles, labor shortages and more.

Supreme Court Blocks COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

01/14/2022

In a Jan. 13 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the Biden administration’s vaccination-or-testing requirement for the nation’s largest employers by a vote of 6 -3. The court did allow a different and smaller policy to go forward, requiring vaccinations for most healthcare workers at the facilities that receive Medicaid and Medicare funds.

In Other News this Week

01/14/2022

Additional recent headlines from consumer media of interest to linen, uniform and facility services operators, and especially readers of Textile Services Weekly.

Supreme Court Strikes Down OSHA’s Vaccine Mandate

01/13/2022

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday afternoon blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that called for a vaccine or test mandate on employers with 100 or more staff members.

OSHA ETS Now in Effect – Despite Supreme Court Challenge

01/07/2022

While the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 7 begins hearing a challenge to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) on employee vaccinations/testing, the ETS remains in effect – at least for now. Laundry operators with 100 or more employees who aren’t taking steps to comply with the ETS’ vaccination and testing requirements could face fines, and possibly even criminal penalties, said TRSA’s Kevin Schwalb during a one-hour webinar on OSHA’s ETS.

Supreme Court to Hear OSHA Vaccine ETS Arguments

01/06/2022

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments to determine the fate of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) calling for employers with 100 or more staff members to require employees to get vaccinated or face weekly testing and mandatory masking. The Supreme Court will hear the case at 10 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 7.

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Vaccine Mandate

12/18/2021

A federal appeals court late Friday reinstated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) calling for employers with 100 or more staff members to require employees to get vaccinated or face weekly testing and mandatory masking.

Survey Shows Optimistic Outlook for Growth in ’22

12/17/2021

Robert W. Baird & Co. and TRSA recently released the results of the December 2021 (Fourth-Quarter 2021) Uniform & Linen Rental Survey. The results showed several encouraging signs of optimism heading into 2022 based on data collected from the uniform and linen rental companies that participated in the survey.

New Date Announced for Texcare International

12/10/2021

Manufacturers of laundry and dry-cleaning technology will once again meet in-person with textile-care companies at the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, for Texcare International from Nov. 9-13, 2024, according to a news release.

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