BURBANK, CA – When Aramark Uniform Services began experiencing problems with metal contamination after laundering towels, they found that the cause of contamination emanated from areas such as machine shops and metalworking shops where metal chips and curls became embedded in the towels.
Boiler safety valves are little understood, often incorrectly installed, and usually neglected. That is a general statement, and as with most general statements, must not be taken as universally true. However, there is enough truth there to warrant some discussion of the valves. The terms "pop valve," often applied to safety valves, is not a bad term in that it accurately describes the action of the valve.
In the December issue of Laundry Today, I wrote extensively on the importance of understanding and preparing for JCAHO or OSHA inspections as this pertains to Laundry Operations. I addressed hazardous chemicals, contaminated laundry, heat stress, lifting and pushing hazards and fire hazards. This Part 2 segment will address the other applicable standards that apply to Laundry Operations.
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Man Freed From Laundry Machine
ENGLAND — Firefighters freed a man trapped in a laundry after he tried to pull some sheets that were stuck from a folding machine. The machine had not been turned off when he began trying the free the sheets. The employee’s arm became trapped in the machine but the firefighters worked quickly cutting the machine’s belt to free the man. He was rushed to the hospital where he was stabilized.