Denman Linen Companies renews its Hygienically Clear Healthcare certification

United States

Denman Linen Services, a provider of institutional laundry services to the health and hospitality markets of the greater Quincy, Illinois location, recently qualified for the renewal of Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification. The recertification reflects the laundry's continued commitment to laundry best management practices (BMPs) as verified through on-site inspection and their ability to produce hygienically clean fabrics as quantified by ongoing microbial testing.

The Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification confirms the organization's continued commitment to infection prevention, adherence to recognized industry standards and processing of health textiles using BMPs as described in the quality assurance documentation. This is a focus for the evaluation of the hygienically clean inspectors. The independent third party inspection must also confirm material evidence that:

• Employees are trained and protected accordingly
• Managers understand the legal requirements
• OSHA compliant
• The physical facility is working effectively

To get certification first, laundries pass three rounds of result-based microbial tests that indicate their processes are producing hygienically clean health textiles and reducing the presence of yeast, mold, and harmful bacteria. You must also pass a facility inspection. To maintain their certification, they must pass quarterly tests to ensure that as laundry conditions change, such as water quality, fabric composition and wash chemistry, the quality of the products being washed is constant. The review takes place every two to three years.

"Congratulations to Denman Linen Services on their recertification," said Joseph Ricci, President and CEO of TRSA. "This achievement shows their commitment to infection prevention and that their laundry is taking all possible steps to prevent human diseases."

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