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

10/15/2021

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.

‘Vax to the Future’: Alsco Launches Lottery to Encourage Vaccinations

08/20/2021

For several months, COVID-19 vaccines have been widely available across the United States. Alsco Uniforms remains committed to working closely with public health agencies in facilitating the vaccination of its employees. The latest in this encouragement from Alsco is a vaccination lottery called “Vax to the Future,” according to a news release.

Top 10 Takeaways: OSHA Updates COVID-19 Workplace Guidance

08/20/2021

In response to the surge of delta variant cases across the United States, federal workplace safety officials recently issued updated guidance to help employers and workers identify current COVID-19 risks for unvaccinated or otherwise at-risk employees. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) updated guidance revises its June 2021 guidance applicable to those not covered by OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for healthcare workplaces and adheres to updated U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) coronavirus guidance issued in July.

Post-COVID Headaches Plague F&B Operators

06/24/2021

This time a year ago, if you’d asked food-and-beverage (F&B) laundry operators what they wanted most, they probably would have said an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, with restaurants reopening thanks to a vaccination drive launched late last year, the emerging post-COVID era has brought with it a host of new challenges.

Cintas’ Chief Weighs in on Company’s Growth, Culture

06/04/2021

After a 40-year tenure that has witnessed unprecedented innovation and meteoric growth in the uniform and industrial services sector and related markets, Cintas Corp. Chairman Scott Farmer now sees his company’s biggest long-term challenge in figuring out how to compete not only against other laundries, but with online companies such as Amazon and retailers such as Wal-Mart.

Women & Laundry Biz – The Good, the Bad and the Stressful

05/21/2021

As the owner’s daughter, she’d worked hard all her life. She had skills and ideas for growing the family business. She felt she’d earned a shot at the top job. Dad disagreed. He was convinced that a man – a son-in-law would do – should get the top job. Only when he passed away did the daughter get her chance to lead the company. She’s run the business successfully for years since then and never looked back. This was one of many stories that 25 female laundry operator and supplier partner executives shared during a two-hour TRSA Virtual Roundtable on May 19.

DEI Boosts Employee Satisfaction, Business Growth

05/07/2021

TRSA recently held the first of a two-part diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) webinar series titled Racial Equity & Workplace Culture. Jejuana C. Brown, M.Ed. CDP, served as the featured speaker for the program, which included data from McKinsey & Co. on workplace diversity trends. The one-hour webinar – sponsored by TRSA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee – drew more than 30 attendees from the linen, uniform and facility services industry. TRSA’s Salita Jones and Kristin Mudd served as co-moderators for the program.

White House Reviewing OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Rule

04/30/2021

The administration of President Joe Biden (D) offered up campaign promises and even an Executive Order designed to protect employees from COVID-19. But so far, no Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) from OSHA addressing COVID-19 has taken effect. That could be changing soon.

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