TRSA Announces 2023 Professional-Development Opportunities 

12/02/2022

TRSA’s 2022 professional-development calendar has been published online and registrations will start opening for a range of events. Details can be found at www.trsa.org/events. Carefully crafted to appeal to senior executives as well as a broad range of plant management that includes general, maintenance, production, human resources, safety, marketing and sales, the professional-development events highlight TRSA’s commitment to strengthen, grow and promote the linen, uniform and facility services industry through the people who power it.

Brown Promoted to Ecolab President and COO

11/18/2022

Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, MN, recently announced that Darrell R. Brown moved into the role of president and COO. Brown previously served as the company’s executive vice president and president, Global Industrial, according to a news release.

Stress Management – Provide ‘Safe Space’ for Staff to Heal

11/04/2022

Employees often bring emotional issues to work … Examples range from having political views that lead to arguments on the plant floor to concerns about hate crimes/discrimination. Other times it’s personal … worries about a broken relationship or a family illness can generate stress – and undermine staff morale. Employers can help tackle these problems by providing staff with a “safe space” to work through their stress – and if necessary get them outside help. The issue of stress management was the focus of a Nov. 3 webinar facilitated by Kortney Overzet, chair of TRSA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee. This hour-long discussion drew 20-plus attendees to look at steps that employers can take to help reduce workplace stress.

DHS Adds Nearly 65,000 Additional Visas for FY ’23

10/21/2022

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of Labor (DOL), recently announced that it will be issuing a regulation that will make available to employers an additional 64,716 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas for fiscal year (FY) 2023, on top of the 66,000 H-2B visas that are normally available each fiscal year.

ALM Announces New Executive Director

10/14/2022

The Association for Linen Management (ALM), Richmond, KY, recently announced that it hired Sarah Brobeck to serve as ALM’s new executive director. An experienced leader and industry professional, Brobeck will succeed retiring Executive Director Linda Fairbanks and assume responsibilities on Nov. 1.

‘Zero Tolerance’: Best Weapon Against Workplace Harassment

10/07/2022

If you treat your employees with dignity and respect, then a “zero tolerance” stance on harassment or discriminatory behavior at work follows naturally, said Melanie Shong Helm, an HR expert who addressed the second session of the three-part “Safe Space Series” on Oct. 4 sponsored by TRSA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Committee.

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