Work Uniform Blog

The Chicago Work Uniform Company Offers Uniforms for Rental, Lease or Purchase

One of the Roscoe uniform rental company’s first slogans in its long history was “Why Buy, We Supply.” That still certainly rings true today.

With a uniform rental service, Roscoe purchases garments which means your business does not have to make any initial investments. The uniform company offers traditional, premium workwear, casual and executive, flame-resistant, high and enhanced visibility and anti-static uniforms. We also provide market-specific uniforms including HACCP compliance for food service, healthcare, electronics, NFPA 70E and ANSI compliant. Once a garment type(s) is selected we personalize the uniforms through emblems and/or direct embroidery. …

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Nonylphenol Ethoxylates to be Phased Out in Wash Chemistry

Since June is National Safety Month, the Chicago uniform company wanted to draw attention to an initiative the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) are currently closing in on. Back in 2010, TRSA told the EPA that the association would lead an industrywide phase-out of Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs) from all liquid detergent formulations by December 31, 2013, and all powders a year later. Since then, the EPA has placed NP and NPEs on the toxic list, has provided a list of alternatives and is working with TRSA on an expedited phase-out in industrial laundry detergents. …

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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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Only You Can Prevent Workplace Fires

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.

Fortunately, there are steps employers can take to help safeguard their employees and their businesses against such a disaster. First, under the NFPA 70E (National Fire Protection …

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