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Setting Up A Safe Laundry

Everyone strives for a safe laundry for the benefit of the employees and the facility. The following guidelines for a safe laundry were submitted by Pellerin Milnor Corporation.

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Maintaing A Safe Laundry Room

All employees want to work in a safe environment. When workplace accidents happen it costs money, reduces efficiency and increases equipment downtime. As a laundry room manager, there are things you can do to reduce the risk of an accident occurring. Because all employees aren’t the same and neither are their past experiences, education and training are key elements to ensuring a safe working environment.

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Metal Detector Conveyors Eliminates Metal Chips In Shop Towels

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.

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Steam Safety Pop Valves

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.

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Meeting Inspection Requirements (Part 2)

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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Quick Rinse - News From Around The World

Lapauw Acquired By Private Investor

BELGIUM — Lapauw and its affiliate Lapauw France have been acquired by Mr. Philippe D’heygere for an undisclosed amount. The Belgian based manufacturer of industrial laundry equipment officially announced that it has recently sold its rights to Mr. Philippe D’heygere, a successful international entrepreneur with special interests in global expansion.

“I have worked with the Lapauw family for 46 years. Following my first meeting with the new owner, I feel very confident that this agreement will provide the experience and resources needed to expand into new markets and bolster support to our existing distributors and customers,” said Andre Henrard, Export Manager for the countries outside Europe. The current management will remain active and no personnel change is expected.

In a joint statement to their distributors, the Lapauw family announced “Mr. D’heygere has international expertise and will reinforce the position of the Lapauw Group as a successful worldwide leader of premier laundry equipment.”