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5 Essentials of Food Industry Uniforms for HACCP Compliance

Posted by Jim Wasserson on 2/28/17 11:43 AM

There are two main goals that food processing uniforms need to accomplish: protect the wearer and protect the product.

If employee incidents or product contaminations are recurring issues in your facility, you need to evaluate how your products are being handled. The HACCP food safety clothing your employees wear could be causing the problem. To get food uniforms that comply with HACCP standards, your employee uniforms should cover these five essentials:

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Topics: Food Processing Uniforms, Food Recall, Food Manufacturing, risk management

Prevent Work Injuries With Uniforms Made for Exertion

Posted by Jim Wasserson on 12/7/16 7:05 AM

Businesses involved in manual labor industries need to help protect their employees from overexertion. Exertion injuries become all too common when proper lifting and moving techniques aren’t used. This problem, however, becomes compounded when the right tools aren’t provided – and that includes supplying employees with the proper uniforms for the job.

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Topics: employee safety, risk management

Incident Reports: A Telltale Sign Your Company Needs Better Uniforms

Posted by Jim Wasserson on 11/21/16 7:27 AM

An employee has just filled out an incident report. You now have to take the time to process it with your insurance carrier. This can be a daunting process and very costly if you haven’t followed every step for creating a safe work environment. So, how can this be prevented?

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Topics: risk management

3 Key Elements of a Safe Working Environment

Posted by Jim Wasserson on 10/11/16 8:56 AM

Safety in the workplace is a common concern for most facility and lab managers. Whether your company uses heavy machinery or dangerous chemicals, creating a safe working environment should be a top priority. Have you recently assessed the safety precautious your company takes? Here are 3 great safety tips you should be considering to create a safe work environment:

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Topics: employee safety, risk management

Increasing Occupational Safety by Renting Work Uniforms

Posted by Jim Wasserson on 9/20/16 7:00 AM

When working in an industry regulated by OHSA standards, finding a knowledgeable uniform vendor can help keep your company’s occupational health and safety programs in check. It’s important to not only supply your employees with the appropriate protective uniforms, but also to maintain the garments in order to keep an increased level of employee safety. When working with the right vendor, including uniforms that improve your work health and safety programs can be easy. Here are 3 important considerations that will ensure your uniform program is a success:

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Topics: employee safety, risk management

Customizing Professional Uniforms While Meeting NFPA 70E Standards

Posted by Jim Wasserson on 8/29/16 7:00 AM

Some businesses end up with bulky or plain uniforms when trying to be compliant with NFPA 70E standards. With the right uniform vendor, you can actually customize unique uniforms for your business that keep your workers safe while looking professional. While safety should be your first priority, equipping your workers with professional looking uniforms will not only boost employee morale, but also help build your brand’s image. Here are some tips to follow for making professional quality uniforms while providing the safety your employees need:

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Topics: Flame Retardant Uniforms, employee safety, risk management

Breaking Down OSHA Work Uniform Regulations

Posted by Clean Rental on 7/26/16 10:49 AM

With a multitude of  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations regarding employee safety, it’s important to stay informed of your industry’s standards as changes are made. OSHA’s general industry regulation (29 CFR 1910) covers all employer standards on providing employees with a safe work environment, proper training with tools, and personal protective equipment (PPE) that meets industry standards. Specifically, regulation 1910.132 encompases all PPE standards. The code requires an initial and annual workplace assessment for potential hazards and the selection of appropriate personal protective equipment to be included with employee uniforms.

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Topics: Uniforms, risk management

A Uniform Initiative to Prevent Workplace Accidents and Injuries

Posted by Clean Rental on 6/16/16 10:00 AM

In the aftermath of a workplace accident, you’re likely to ask yourself what you could have done differently. Let’s take a look at one scenario that is all too common: Your company has been working diligently on a new project for the past month, and everything is running smoothly until a spilled solvent gets on the hands and sleeve of an employee. Your employees react instantly, removing the individual's lab coat, washing off the chemicals, and turning off all burners and heating elementsa serious incident is avoided.

After the incident, employees begin to reconsider their safety precautions. Many considerations relate back to the garments the employee was wearing: Was the employee fully protected by their uniform? Could the event have been prevented with better fitted clothing? Are there less absorbent materials to wear when working with chemicals?

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Topics: employee safety, risk management

Risk Management: How Company Uniforms Decrease Incidents

Posted by Clean Rental on 5/19/16 6:53 PM

Risk management poses itself as a big issue for many companies. Often, when facilities have high rates of injury, their turnover rates tend to be high; plus, they have fewer resources because of costs spent dealing with incidents. This can make companies hesitant to invest their limited resources in new solutions. However, the right uniform design can go a long way to decreasing the risk of accidents and can be a good long-term investment. Here are some of the many ways your uniform design can help with risk management.

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Topics: employee safety, uniform design ideas, risk management, company uniform benefits