Friday, October 18, 2013
There are many variables in the workplace out of your control, unfortunately, fires and explosions are included in that category. It is estimated that each year in the U.S., fires and explosions kill an estimated 200 workers and injure more than 5,000 others; or 3% of all Fatal Occupational Injuries. That amounts to over $2 billion in property damage costs to businesses. The human and financial toll can wreak havoc to a workplace. text
Friday, October 11, 2013
As a leading provider of Chicago uniforms, it's important to Roscoe to educate our customers on the changing landscape of worker safety. text
Friday, October 04, 2013
Roscoe's general placement strategy for rental mats.
Two weeks ago, Roscoe posted on the benefits of having a mat rental program; today we stress the importance of mat placement. If a mat rental system is properly installed it should get nearly 100% of the dirt coming through the door. The reasoning behind this is that 30% of the dirt coming into a building is picked up in the first three feet of matting, while 85% is picked up in the first 15 feet. That adds up to a spotless work environment!
Different mat types serve for different stages of defense against particles and contaminants. The first line of defense is the scraper mats, which also has anti-fatigue mat properties. The heavy and durable rubber stops the toughest of dirt, mud, snow, water and debris from boots and shoes, which is why the best place for these mats are entryways, spillage areas, locker rooms and work stations. All-rubber mats have improved ergonomics which increase employee comfort, reduce fatigue, and result in greater productivity.text
Thursday, September 26, 2013
True or false: Home washing consumes less water and energy as opposed to outsourcing this function to a large-scale textile services company?
You may be surprised to learn that this is false. Industrial launderers have experience, longevity, and responsibility in reducing their environmental impact.
An initiative launched in 2012, by TRSA (Textile Rental Services Association), called Clean Green certification program recognizes laundry facilities for “achieving efficiencies in water and energy conservation and adopting best management practices for reusing, reclaiming and recycling resources.” This should give business owners some peace of mind that their uniforms, linens, floor mats, towels and other reusable textiles procured from Clean Green certified companies are laundered in an environmentally friendly manner, thus, reducing their business’ overall environmental impact.text