On-premise and central laundry operators may have the impression they are operating in a cost effective manner until a comprehensive audit and review determines otherwise. Do you know how your facility would fare in an audit?
The most frequent reason for discrepancies between the laundry manager analysis and a professional audit can be attributed to miscalculating of actual clean (usable) pounds delivered, attributing an inflated value to added for ancillary services and/or failure to properly identify all laundry expenses.
While hospitals may be skilled at getting their patients to mend, down in the laundry it’s a different story. Industry experts estimate eight-out-of-10 healthcare (and textile rental/COG) laundries do not mend or patch. Many hospitals do not have the resources, knowledge, or skills in-house. Others outsource mending / patching to simplify management activities and responsibilities spanning procurement, sterilization, use, recovery, and treatment after use (laundering, mending, inspection, folding and packing) for managing sterile linen.
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Commercial Laundry Cited by OSHA
ELM GROVE, W. Va. — Uwanta Linen Supply, a commercial laundry, was recently cited for 21 health and safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The laundry faces $62,400 in penalties for the violations. Eighteen of the the 21 violations are considered serious by OSHA. The serious violations include failing to properly guard floor holes and failing to provide hepatitis B vaccines to workers who are potentially exposed to blood borne pathogens.