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Operating Room Tape

Question: How do you ever get old Operating Room tape off the linen successfully? Can a dry-cleaning process remove it?
- Thanks, Carlos Marroquin



Answer 1: Carlos, While visiting Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, N.Y., I observed a very simple but effective procedure. They positioned the old tabe over a Thermopatch machine and heated the area up for 15 seconds. The operator used a balled up wad of tape and briskly rubbed off the old tape. It worked well. If you have any questions, contact Maria in the linen department at Good Samaritan (516) 376-3000 ext #3179.

Anyone else have any methods of removing old tape?

Ron Weinstein

Answer 2: One of the best way that I find out to remove tape out of the linen is the use of varsol which is a petroleum base component. Just spray into the affected area and let set for 1 minute and pull off.

Holmer Shaik

Quick Rinse - News From Around The World

Employee Crushes Hand on Ironer

SOMMERVILLE, Mass. — A commercial laundry has been fined by OSHA after an employee’s had was crushed while lubricating the chain of an ironer that was running. The OSHA inspection found that the machine was not de-energized prior to the maintenance that was attempted. Royal Institutional Services Inc., has been cited by OSHA for four alleged violations of workplace safety standards. The laundry, owned by Angelica Corp., faces a total of $49,935 in proposed fines.