Roscoe Blog

Workplace Hand Dryers Could Be Making Your Hands Dirtier

Workplace Hand Dryers Could Be Making Your Hands Dirtier

Hand air dryers found in many workplace bathrooms could be making your hands dirtier – sucking up bacteria from the bathroom air and depositing it onto your just-washed hands. That was what researchers found in a widely reported study last year.

University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Quinnipiac University researchers found that electric hand air dryers can pull in germs distributed by lidless toilets and blow them back out onto people’s hands. These germs can then be spread throughout the entire office space.

  text

Read More...


Now Available: Carhartt Outerwear for the Coldest Cold

Now Available: Carhartt Outerwear for the Coldest Cold

At Roscoe we know work doesn't stop just because the mercury takes a dive. We've spent nine decades in the business of getting some of the hardest working people in the Chicago area dressed for work. Outerwear is something we take very seriously in these parts. Seriously. It's been cold. You may have heard.

Still. It's Chicago, and in Chicago, we know the difference between outerwear that works and outerwear that just takes up space.

That's why, beginning this month, we're adding the Carhartt line of outerwear to our corporate apparel offerings. Carhartt has been dressing hard-working employees since Hamilton Carhartt first created a bib overall for the railroad industry in 1889. Together we offer you and your team some of the finest cold-weather work garments available anywhere, along with a combined 228 years of first-rate customer service.

  text

Read More...


The Right Work Uniform Provider – Right From the Start

The Right Work Uniform Provider Right From the Start

The right work uniform program is a critical part of your business, and when it’s managed properly, it isn’t something that you have to spend a lot of time thinking about. It does what it’s supposed to do – building brand identity, keeping your employees safe and reflecting the professionalism of the job you do – without a lot of fuss or bother.

The wrong work uniform program has a way of showing up everywhere, sowing delay, aggravation and, eventually, chaos into every process. If you’ve experienced missing uniforms or uniforms in poor repair, you already know what the wrong work uniform provider looks like. But what does the right provider look like? How do you know if you switch that things will be any different?

  text

Read More...


Falling Temperatures Bring Out the Coat Angels

Falling Temperatures Bring Out the Coat Angels

Like many people, we love the excuse to hit the toy aisles this time of year, especially with so many opportunities to buy for children whose families can't, but one of our favorite December campaigns is a reminder that many Chicago-area children need far more important items.

Since 2006, Coat Angels has reached out to teachers and social workers in schools in impoverished neighborhoods to identify students who need winter clothing. The program started with 20 children and now serves more than 4000. Each child receives a brand-new coat, fleece pullover, a hat and gloves. The coats are purchased new for each child and the volunteers ensure they are a perfect fit.

"We give these kids a sense of worth and a sense of pride," says founder Micki LeSueur. "And this is one little area of their life where they have something that was picked out just for them. It's not a hand-me-down. It lets them know they are worth our time and our thought."

  text

Read More...


Take Our Virtual Tour and See How We Keep Raising the Bar for Work Uniform Service

Take Our Virtual Tour

At Roscoe, we don’t throw around terms like "perfect bundles" and "state-of-the-art" lightly.

We've been perfecting our processes for decades, honing old-fashioned standards for customer service while staying at the forefront of a technological revolution that has provided us with unmatched speed, accuracy and efficiency.

We didn’t do it alone. Along the way, we’ve engaged the toughest safety, quality, and productivity consultants we could find to scrutinize our processes, hold us accountable, and set the bar higher for continuous improvement. We’ve earned our reputation for safety, for environmental responsibility, for hygiene standards and for customer service the only way that counts: by putting ourselves – sometimes literally – under the microscope and opening our processes to the highest standards of evaluation.

  text

Read More...



Recent Posts


Tags

floor mat rental case study blood drive clean show net promoter score success story restroom supplies family picnic UHF chips garden city business center feeding america RFID custom floor mats arrow uniform logo apparel work uniforms lawndale business renaissance association (LBRA) barcode fleece testimonials facilities management services ISO 9001:2015 sorting system food processing chicago tribune governor's sustainability award hand sanitizer community service Independent Textile Rental Association (ITRA) corporate apparel cintas 20-year-club national fire protection association (NFPA) facility tour anti-fatigue mats restroom hygiene products super bristle mats automatic paper towel dispensers image apparel cleaning process leasing shop towels logo mats history anti-static uniforms restroom cleaning supplies dust mops hygienically clean image mats laundryESP Innovation award unifirst toilet seat cleaners executive management institute (EMI) shortages microfiber ISO 9001:2008 outerwear sludge filter ANSI OSHA clean green certified wastewater treatment roll towels kannegiesser scraper mats SHARP certification keynelink g&k invoicing work uniform rental hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) customer communication restroom mats FreshSeat textile rental services association (TRSA) coat angels Earth Day wipers teamwork A21 WalkForFreedom customer satisfaction survey midwest textile services association (MTSA) manufacturing continuous improvement nonylphenol ethoxylate (NPE) activewear executive uniform garments soil scanning 95th anniversary air sanitizer automatic foam soap branded merchandise linen laundry bags illinois patriot education fund (IPEF) local and independent Sustainability toilet seat sanitizer shop towel rule microbial contamination blackhawks food safety modernization act (FSMA) soaker mats succession planning high visibility Angel Tree flame resistant laundry services pathogen elimination automatic hand sanitizers flu prevention family business National Safety Month wet mops

Archive