Work Uniform Blog

Roscoe Earns Clean Green Certification

Clean Green Certification 2016

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 …

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Roscoe is Excited to Introduce Linen Laundry Bags

Staying true to our steadfast commitment of preserving our environment, Roscoe is introducing Linen Laundry Bags. The switch from plastic bags to linen bags is impending.

This change will help our sustainability efforts greatly by reducing Roscoe’s and your company’s carbon footprint. The linen bags are reusable, washable, readily identifiable and image enhancing. Roscoe will be able to cut out the 4,000 plastic bags it orders monthly for linens with the green-conscious bags. The reduction in waste is mutually beneficial and the transition period will be as smooth as possible.

Thank you for being a part of our sustainability initiatives! …

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HACCP & FSMA: What You Need to Know about Work Uniforms

HACCP & FSMA: What You Need to Know about Work Uniforms

2013 saw a crackdown on food safety as the FDA utilized its new authority provided by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law on January 4, 2011. The fairly new law has shifted focus from simply reacting to food-borne illness to preventing from occurring at all.

Similar to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations, under the act, registered facilities must develop and maintain a written food safety plan that includes a hazard analysis of known or reasonably foreseeable hazards that could affect food. Furthermore, preventive controls to minimize/prevent each identified hazard must be applied. Records must …

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The Benefits of a Mat Rental Program

Want to reduce your company’s maintenance and injury costs? Invest in a rental mat program.

Floor mats save premature carpet replacement and reduce the maintenance required on hard surface floors. The labor required for this is extensive and expensive; it accounts for about 90% of building maintenance cost, according to Cleaning Management. Even removing just a pound of dirt adds up, with estimated costs exceeding $750 (International Sanitary Supply Association).

An effective mat will minimize the amount of dirt, soil and water tracked in from outside. Not only that, but it will also store contaminants and prevent particles from …

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