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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Mac-Gray Corporation’s Lighten The Load™ Initiative
WALTHAM, Mass. — Mac-Gray Corporation, a provider of laundry facilities management services to multi-unit housing locations announced that it received the Carbonfund.org Foundation’s first annual For People and Planet award in the education category. Since Mac-Gray launched its Lighten the Load(TM) initiative in 2008 with Carbonfund.org, they have partnered with 29 academic institutions to offset more than 40 million pounds of carbon.
“This award highlights Mac-Gray’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Our Lighten the Load™ initiative is helping to reduce the carbon footprints of college and university laundry programs, while educating students on the benefits of being ‘green’ in the laundry room,” said Stewart G. MacDonald, Mac-Gray’s chief executive officer.