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7 Signs that You Have the Wrong Work Uniform Provider

June 30, 2020 1:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Business partnerships take time and trust, but sometimes things just don’t work out. From low-quality uniforms to poor customer service, finding the right uniform partner can be a challenge. Here are the top warning signs that you’re working with the wrong uniform provider.

1. Your Employees Hate the Uniforms

If your employees are raising concerns about uniforms, don’t make the mistake of ignoring them. Taking care of your team is about ensuring their comfort and safety while on the job. Employees may not like their uniforms for a variety of reasons, including:

  • They’re uncomfortable
  • They’re bulky or difficult to


Roscoe CEO on Safety and Inspiration for the Path Forward

June 22, 2020 4:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The last few months have brought challenges on a scale that few could have imagined. But big challenges can also bring out the best in us, driving us to find solutions and inspiring big plans.

While the pain, suffering and worry many families have had to bear under the threat of a worldwide health crisis is still with us, Roscoe CEO and TRSA Chairman Jim Buik writes in his most recent chairman’s column of the ways in which business, including ours, is beginning to move forward.

“We are all very fortunate to have great teams developing and executing safety and


How Floor Mats Help Create a Safer Workplace

May 29, 2020 4:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In the midst of the all-encompassing efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus, it can seem as if workplace safety has been reduced to a single focus.

Business owners know better. Maintaining workplace safety requires a diligent effort around accident prevention, cleanliness, and the management of stress and fatigue year-round, no matter what other challenges are with us.

Floor mats play an important role in this effort. While floor mats can be used for their appearance and for branding, floor mats are safety accessories first and foremost.

34,000 Slip and Falls Per Year

In 2018, the U.S. Department of


Industry Leaders Collaborate on COVID-19 Safety

May 15, 2020 1:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

As in many businesses, industry collaboration in the industrial uniform business provides an array of benefits, from opportunities for professional development to the ability to speak with a bigger voice on key issues.

These days, it’s a lifeline in more than the metaphorical sense as the industry association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry has become a source of critical information around best practices in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Among other efforts, the Textile Rental Service Association (TRSA) is using its on-demand learning program to bring together industry leaders to share knowledge and best practices for …


Keeping Our Green Commitment on Earth Day and Beyond

April 22, 2020 2:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In the near future, as stay-at-home orders are lifted and we begin to reclaim our usual routines, the industry association for the linen, uniform and facility services industry, TRSA, reminds us that environmentally-friendly business practices are more than earth friendly – they are a key part of the economic recovery as well.

Green processes and the conservation of resources, like techniques that reduce water and energy use, are also efficient business practices, allowing businesses to pass cost benefits on to their customers while they are also investing in the planet that we will pass on to future generations.

“Techniques that …