Today’s Environmental Compliance Costs: Insurance Archeology for the Laundry Industry
Cleveland, Tenn. — Bradley Rentals may not be a huge facility, but they’ve increased output in a big way by replacing a hand-held iron with an industrial flatwork ironer.
The recent terrible natural disasters witnessed, which have affected families and businesses alike, causing many to lose their homes and livelihoods, is a reminder that nothing should be taken for granted.
With the stock markets plummeting and the overlying fear of a deepening recession, most economic news today is not encouraging. Whether due to the trickle down or domino effect – economic woes are affecting our industry as a whole.
In the past, resident’s clothing in nursing homes was sorted by chance. This “sorting procedure” was inefficient and about 20 percent of the time, residents were given someone else’s clothing. Needless to say, there was a need for a more efficient means of clothing identification. Hence, the laundry marker was invented.
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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.