TRSA Rolls Out Hygienically Clean Consulting Services

Posted December 14, 2018 at 2:14 pm

TRSA recently announced a partnership with Six Disciplines Consulting Services to offer consulting services for obtaining Hygienically Clean certifications.

“I have heard from textile service operators looking for guidance on the process of obtaining Hygienically Clean certifications,” said Kevin Schwalb, TRSA’s vice president of government relations and certifications. “We are glad to partner with Six Disciplines to offer operators the services necessary to help with the process.”

For their part, Six Disciplines will offer several levels of service:

  • Pre-Audit Consultation and Report
    • One-day site visit as mock inspection
    • Review of quality-assurance (QA) manual
    • Report on recommended actions
  • Program Element Assistance
    • Review existing standard operating procedures (SOPs)
    • Development of new SOPs
    • Gap analysis of requirements and recordkeeping
  • Complete Program Design and Implementation
    • Turnkey service
    • Complete compilation of QA program and manual, including forms, records, checklists, etc. as will be required documentation for a Hygienically Clean inspection
    • Other services on request: training, follow-up and project management

The program will be led by Audrey Carmichael of Six Disciplines Consulting Services. She is a lead consultant, and will be responsible for coaching and offering strategic advisory services. Carmichael is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified ASQ Quality Auditor. She brings more than 25 years of experience in light manufacturing, product development, technical communications, QA management and continuous improvement to this role. As a full-time Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, she led and coached improvement projects in production and business processes to eliminate waste and produce more consistent outcomes.

Prior to joining Six Disciplines Consulting Services, Carmichael was the global director of quality assurance for Canberra, an international business unit of AREVA, a leader in the energy industry. Canberra designs and manufactures radiation-detection instrumentation. In the first half of her career, she held various management and technical positions at VEGA, a manufacturer of process instrumentation equipment. Carmichael resides in Columbus, OH, having recently relocated from Connecticut. She is a graduate of Wright State University with a bachelor’s degree in physics, and graduate work in journalism from Ohio State.

Please contact Angela Freeman ( or 703.519.0029, ext. 111) at TRSA or Audrey Carmichael ( or 614.381.1140) of Six Disciplines for more information.