Work Uniform Blog

Angel Tree: Keeping the Holiday Spirit Alive

The Chicago uniform company is excited for the pending holiday when all the boys and girls a part of Prison Fellowship’s program Angel Tree will receive their gift. Angel Tree gives children presents on behalf of incarcerated parents.

The gift is just the first point of contact though – the program aims to connect families with local congregations that can provide services throughout the year. Through that, the children are able to take part in other activities such as mentoring, summer camps and youth ministries.

The church group is very much interested in what happens after the incarcerated parent is …

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The Benefits of Microfiber

With the latest advancements in technology in recent years, the future of fabric has arrived: microfiber. What is microfiber? A blend of polyester and nylon fibers that are split many times smaller than human hair (1/16th) and woven together to create a net-like surface area.

What does this mean? It means it is able to absorb 7 to 8 times its weight in liquid. Also, the fibers generate a static electric charge when moved across a surface that attracts dust and contains it, as opposed to spreading and releasing particles in the air. These microfibers can also get …

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Take the Hassle out of Garment Repairs

A couple of weeks ago, we announced a series of articles that describe the most common industry issues and how we Take Pride in addressing those issues. It featured how the Chicago uniform company handles shortages, today we are jumping back in to discuss repairs. Companies with a uniform rental program know what a pain repairs can be – what procedures are in place and at what cost, how long will it take, and will it disrupt my employees work are all factors to consider. For businesses considering a uniform rental program, make sure you understand the laundry’s repair process …

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OSHA Revises the Hazard Communication Standard

In the largest regulation change in 20 years, OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) is further improving safety and health protections for America’s workers by standardizing the classification and labeling of chemicals. The current Hazard Communication Standard is now in alignment with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), giving workers the “right to understand,” replacing the “right to know.”

Perhaps the biggest change is that the new standard provides a single set of harmonized criteria for classifying chemicals according to their health and physical hazards and specifies hazard communication elements for labeling and safety data sheets.

Other changes include:

  • Mandatory labels

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