TRSA’s Joint Committee Annual Meeting (JCAM) Offers ‘Priceless’ Opportunities

Bruce Beggs |

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Salt Lake City will host the Joint Committee Annual Meeting (JCAM) of the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA), a free, members-only event, next month.
Sixteen educational sessions will highlight the Aug. 4-6 meeting at the Hilton City Center, focusing primarily on three areas important to textile service operators today: safety, the environment and skilled labor.
TRSA will offer six sessions designed to help operators ensure that their workers are protected. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cites lockout/tagout more than any other safety violation in the industry, TRSA says, so one class will focus on it.
Two other classes will tackle safety issues from the perspective of empowering workers through education. The remainder will address ergonomics, the proper handling of chemicals and analyzing benchmarking data to help enhance a company’s safety record.
Sessions dealing with the environment will explore improving the efficiency of textile service operations and marketing the benefits of reusables vs. disposables. Three sessions will address the problem of finding skilled workers, including recruiting from the military and creating successful apprenticeship programs.
Also planned are a networking reception and a plant tour of Salt Lake City-based Alsco. Tickets must be purchased for the reception ($40).
Eleven committees will convene during the JCAM, with most having meetings on Aug. 4.

About the author

Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.


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