TRSA Annual Safety Survey Data Due Feb. 28

Feb 16, 2018

In recent years, linen, uniform and facility services companies have made great strides in reducing workplace illnesses and injuries. TRSA members had 18% fewer incidents from 2012 to 2016, according to the association’s latest Textile Services Industry Safety Report.

Superior Linen Service Fire Starts in Mat Area

Feb 16, 2018

A blaze that began in the mat-production area at Superior Linen Service’s Tulsa, OK, laundry facility will require the company to repair or replace lost product, according to company President and TRSA Immediate Past Chairman Doug Waldman. There were no injuries caused by the fire or structural damage to the facility, Waldman said.

Online Production Training Available Free to TRSA Members

Feb 2, 2018

To aid linen, uniform and facility services operators in orienting production employees to fundamental laundry processes (sorting, washing, drying, finishing and packing out items), TRSA’s On-Demand Learning Center now contains four Production Training Series. Free for member use on the Internet, these videos depict commonly used machinery and techniques for processing items for the restaurant (F&B), healthcare, hospitality (hotel) and industrial/uniform markets.

In Other News this Week

Feb 2, 2018

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

Cintas Gets VPP Star in Austin, TX

Jan 25, 2018

Cintas Corp. recently announced that its uniform rental location in Austin, TX, received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Workforce Management Summit Returns this May!

Jan 19, 2018

Building on the success of 2017’s creation of a sister event to address broader human resources and employment concerns, TRSA again will supplement its annual one-day Safety Summit with a one-day Workforce Management Summit in 2018.

Brighter Safety Picture in Our Industry

Jan 25, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va., December 13, 2010—Recordable injuries and illnesses in workplaces of members of the Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA) are about half their 2005 level and down 17 percent in one year, according to the annual TRSA Textile Services Industry Safety Report. Credited for this exemplary performance are newTRSA resources for educating, training and protecting employees including publications, online resources, videos and more under the SafeTRSA program.

“These impressive gains reflect the success of SafeTRSA in highlighting areas of emphasis and improvement,” TRSA President Joseph Ricci said. “The survey enables members to share information which prompts them to collaborate on new SafeTRSA initiatives that lead to their individual adoption of proven policies and procedures that improve safety performance.”

OSHA ‘Star’ Plant: Cintas’ First

Jan 25, 2011

CHANDLER, Ariz.—Cintas’ facility here is its first industrial laundry to achieve “Star” status in OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). According to the state Div. of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH), out of some 140,000 employers in Arizona, only 33 facilities operated by 24 companies have achieved the VPP Star status. The program requires rigorous attention to management systems aimed at reducing injury rates below industry averages, while involving OSHA, company executives and employees at all levels in a common drive to enhance safety.