EVANSTON, IL, —Just nine months since opening for business, more than 40 healthcare laundries have signed up for accreditation from the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC). To date, 11 laundries have received accreditation and another 30 are in the process of preparing for the inspection that will qualify them for accreditation.
HLAC’s mission is to publish high standards for laundering healthcare textiles, and to provide an inspection and accreditation process that recognizes those laundries that meet these high standards. The decision to become accredited is completely voluntary.
Ergonomically correct laundry department operations
A few years ago, the institutional laundry and linen management industry was expecting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to require that ergonomic-related injuries be reported in a separate column on the OSHA form 300 log.
Why would someone take advantage of Standard Textile’s new pre-laundering program, Room Ready For You™? Mike Clanton, director of laundry services at Gaylord Entertainment’s Opryland hotel in Nashville, Tennessee says, “It’s the convenience.”
Standard Textile's program offers customers towels that are pre-washed, pre-shrunk and ready to use -- straight out of the box.
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Crothall Employee Critically Injured
ROME, Ga. — A steam explosion which critically injured a maintenance worker is under investigation at Crothall Laundry Services. There were no other injures. Crothall Laundry Services provides linen and laundry services to medical facilities.