WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a new compliance directive for enforcing the bloodborne pathogens standard. The compliance directive guides OSHA's safety and health inspection officers in enforcing the standard that covers occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials and ensures consistent inspection procedures are followed.
With The Clean Show in Las Vegas approaching, it’s important to know that every laundry business executive, and owners and employees of laundry businesses can legitimately claim a income tax deduction for the expenses paid or incurred in attending trade shows, conventions and meetings – if you follow the rules.
OSHA today launched an extensive outreach effort to assist the 1.4 million employers required to meet the updated injury and illness recordkeeping rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2002.
"The new rule is more flexible and simpler to follow and represents a change from requirements that had been in place for 30 years. In our outreach efforts, we want to do everything we can to help employers and workersmake the transition to the improved recordkeeping system" said OSHA Administrator John L. Henshaw.
Why would any commercial laundry business owner or manager ignore perfectly good, legitimate tax deductions? Our complex tax rules and an Internal Revenue Service consistently on the lookout for missed income and exaggerated deductions paint a one-sided picture of our tax laws.
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Sodexo Laundry Services Technology Recognized By CIO Magazine
GAITHERSBURG, Md. — An innovative use of computer technology that increases operational efficiency by providing key metrics for its commercial laundry operations and has saved more than $100,000 since its implementation has earned Sodexo, Inc. IDG’s CIO magazine’s 2010 CIO 100 Award. The award recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard is a central decision-support tool that combines information from multiple systems to monitor core processes in Laundry and Linen Services businesses.
The dashboard presents Sodexo leadership and field management with key metrics in a customized, easy to use presentation. The dashboard uses Pureshare® Active-Metrics® software to gather and display appropriate information in the form of metrics for each level of management; the metrics are used to make business decisions. Because the dashboard is web-based, it can be accessed from any computer or mobile device. It also sends realtime email alerts that enable management to resolve operational issues immediately. Sodexo’s Laundries Dashboard allows for the effective management of critical areas as well as providing detailed analysis and comparisons.