For more than a decade the laundry industry has been exploring work tracking and logistics systems that employ bar code and radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies to keep tabs of everything from commercial uniforms and work clothes to rented formal wear.
If it is time for a laundry renovation at your facility, I’m sure you’re considering the best machinery possible to help you conserve water and energy. But have you considered a few renovations to your building design? Just one or two design renovations at your facility can not only save energy and money – it is good for the environment.
Jane has been a team member in a laundry facility for many years. It is a demanding position that requires her to manage multiple projects and many repeated tasks.
These challenges often leave Jane feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. She admits that she is not handling the job pressures well, and is calling in sick and missing days on the job. In fact, going to work is increasingly hard and her stress has become a chronic issue. She feels tired all the time. Her acute stress is painful and she has not found ways to discharge it. Jane is in danger of burning out.
If you're frustrated in your efforts to elicit the best from each member of your laundry team, chances are it's not that they can't be motivated, but that the wrong methods are being used to motivate them.
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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.