Up To Date and Cupron Strike Exclusive Partnership


Cupron Inc., Richmond, VA, and Up To Date Laundry, Baltimore, recently announced an exclusive agreement to offer Cupron Medical Textiles to Up To Date’s healthcare customers in Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC, according to a news release.

OSHA ETS Now in Effect – Despite Supreme Court Challenge


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.

TRSA’s Policy Push: Promoting Reusables, Safer Scrubs


The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over yet, but Congress and the White House are busy trying to prepare for the next pandemic episode. TRSA is making its case for positive changes aimed at safeguarding supply chains ensuring hygienically clean scrubs for healthcare professionals.

Healthcare: Longtime Operator Offers Insights


NOVO Health Services CEO David Stern recently stepped down, with Karl Fillip II succeeding him on Nov. 1. In an interview with Textile Services Weekly, Stern confirmed that he’s retiring from healthcare. Below, he reflects on a long and successful career during which the outsource laundry healthcare market boomed.

Alsco Presents Award to Winner of ‘Vax to the Future’


TRSA operator member Alsco Uniforms recently presented an employee at its Jacksonville, FL, facility with a $10,000 award for participating in the company’s “Vax to the Future” campaign to encourage employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The award ceremony was captured by the local CBS affiliate.

‘Super Fast Track’ … OSHA’s COVID-19 Vax ETS is Coming


The White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is now reviewing a draft Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) from OSHA that would require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees of companies with staffs of 100 or more and weekly testing for unvaccinated employees, according to news reports. In essence, that means that the COVID ETS that President Joe Biden (D) announced in September could take effect at any time.

Landau Donates Scrub Sets and Chefwear to FEMA


Landau Uniforms Inc., Olive Branch, MS, recently announced a donation of more than 60,000 scrub sets to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and 10,000 garments from Chefwear to Operation BBQ, according to a news release.

NOVO Health Services and Cupron Expand Partnership


Cupron Inc., Richmond, VA, and NOVO Health Services, Atlanta, recently announced that their exclusive partnership agreement to offer Cupron’s antimicrobial copper patient linens to healthcare providers in key Midwest markets has been expanded to include portions of Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama, according to a news release.

Hygienically Clean Food Safety: 100-Plus Plants Certified


TRSA’s Hygienically Clean Food Safety certification for laundries serving food manufacturing and processing markets continues to attract more laundries seeking to promote their cleanliness in this market. Facilities most recently qualifying for the designation include Plymate Inc., Shelbyville, IN and Unifirst Corp., Nashville, TN. These additions bring the total to 103.