Work Uniform Blog

Keeping Essential Businesses Safe and Productive

As a local, family-owned work uniform provider, at Roscoe, there has never been much separation between our customers and our community.

It feels especially true now as we find ourselves in the role of helping essential businesses and industries stay safe and productive in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat.

Our customers work in food and medical manufacturing, health and veterinary clinics, transportation and warehousing operations all across the Chicago area. Together they are helping ensure that the vital work of providing food, medical supplies, healthcare, and other essential goods and services can move forward with minimal disruption.

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Keep the Flu At Bay with Healthy Workplace Measures

It is shaping up to be a rough cold and flu season.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the 2019-2020 flu season has resulted in as many as 32 million illnesses and 18,000 deaths, with weeks to go.

While flu shots can lessen symptoms for some people, flu strains mutate and change each year, making it impossible for the flu vaccine to perfectly target every influenza variation. As an added source of worry, there is a lot of anxiety around the novel coronavirus which has left tens of thousands of people ill across the world.…

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Grove Industries & the Importance of Choosing the Right Supplier

The debate of whether to choose a national or a local supplier for your business’s uniform services, mat rentals, restroom supplies and other laundry services will have the topics of price, personnel and resources surface. The best way to compare, perhaps, is by asking someone who has experienced renting from both local, independently owned and national chains.

The Chicago uniform company recently started servicing Grove Industries, a screw machine and brass hose fittings manufacturer in Bensenville, IL. Grove Industries went through a slew of national uniform providers for several years before recently switching. Towards the end of …

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Defend Your Workplace Against Illness

While some have the luxury of almost never getting sick, 98% of workers are affected by minor illnesses each year. Spending about eight hours every day, in the same space, touching the same appliances, machinery, buttons, handles and surfaces as your peers will affect even the toughest of immune systems.

There are certain areas in an office that contain the greatest number of germs:

  • 75% of break room sink faucet handles
  • 48% of microwave door handles
  • 27% of keyboards
  • 26% of refrigerator door handles
  • 23% of water fountain buttons
  • 21% of vending machine buttons

Everyone is aware that washing your …

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