Laundry

Getting the right fit

Getting the right fit

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LTC laundry operations handle thousands of items each week; operations have to be right-sized to protect linens and machines — and the bottom line

Heavily soiled healthcare linens not 'regulated waste,' OSHA confirms

Heavily soiled healthcare linens not 'regulated waste,' OSHA confirms

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Long-term care facilities and other healthcare providers are not required to dispose of contaminated linen as "regulated waste," the Occupational Safety and Health Administration clarified in a recent letter.

Ubago joins Maytag sales team

Ubago joins Maytag sales team

Maytag® Commercial Laundry has added Nick Ubago to its international sales team. Ubago will be responsible for U.S.-based export accounts, along with Caribbean, Central and South American customers, the company said.

Guardians of safety

Guardians of safety

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Laundry and housekeeping personnel are on the front lines when it comes to safeguarding long-term care residents' health, cleanliness and quality of life.

Bulk laundry cart features secure net design

Bulk laundry cart features secure net design

The Poly-Trux 72N bulk laundry truck features a secure net design.

The invisible battle

The invisible battle

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Providers must keep caregiving environments impeccably clean — removing bugs and germs (both seen and unseen) and other threatening elements

Green Seal releases institutional laundry standard

Green Seal recently announced the publication of GS-51, a new standard designed specifically to address the life cycle impacts of laundry care products for institutional and industrial settings.

New certification program targets laundered items

The Textile Rental Services Association of America recently began a "hygienically clean certification program." The certification process verifies that cleaned textiles meet hygiene standards appropriate for any type of business that uses garments, linens, towels, floor mats, mops or other professionally laundered items. "Managers in many types of workplaces are becoming more conscientious about the sanitation of their processes. They want to be more confident that they are taking every step possible to prevent human illness in their facilities and their customers'. TRSA's Hygienically Clean certifications help achieve this objective by ensuring textile products laundered for businesses meet key disinfection criteria," said Joseph Ricci, the organization's president and CEO.

TN inmate escapes from custody while in nursing home laundry facility

Authorities in Tennessee are on the lookout for a prison inmate who escaped while working at a nursing home laundry facility Sunday, officials said.

Maytag Commercial Laundry steps up technician training efforts

Maytag Commercial Laundry recently hosted 22 service technicians at its on-premises laundry (OPL) Factory Service School. This additional training took place at the company's facility in St. Joseph, MI. The five-day event gave participants more effective tools for troubleshooting and performing repairs. "Downtime in a facility's laundry operations is a costly inconvenience, and our training equips attendees with the knowledge and experience necessary to diagnose and resolve a situation quickly," said Robert Small, the firm's global commercial laundry service manager.

Laundry: saving money through new laundry technology and maintenance

Laundry: saving money through new laundry technology and maintenance

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There are several ways to save costs through laundry operations. Investing in new technology and performing regular machine maintenance are a good start

Ready to wear

Ready to wear

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Nursing homes are handling linens better than ever before with increasingly sophisticated equipment and practices.

Nursing home operators rethink laundry practices

Nursing home operators rethink laundry practices

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Laundry services present an opportunity to increase resident satisfaction. For that reason alone, they're worth re-evaluating

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