Emerald Sparkles with Hygienically Clear Certification

United States of America
Emerald Textiles, a provider of health linen for the West Coast market, has certified its San Diego, California facility as hygienically clean for health care. This is the second Emerald Textiles site to receive certification as its Turlock, California facility received Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification in 2019.

Hygienically Clean has been the quantified, validated standard and measure for hygienically clean textiles in North America since 2011. Achievement of this certification reflects their commitment to laundry best management practices (BMPs) as confirmed by on-site inspection and their ability to produce hygienically clean textiles as demonstrated by ongoing microbial testing based on established hygienically clean textile methods and Healthcare standards have been quantified.

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

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

The Hygienically Clean Healthcare certification validates the effectiveness of laundries in protecting health care systems by reviewing quality control procedures in linen, uniform and facility services related to the handling of textiles containing blood and other potentially infectious materials.

"Congratulations to Emerald Textiles on their recent certification," said Joseph Ricci, President and CEO of TRSA. "This achievement demonstrates their commitment to infection prevention and that their laundries are taking all possible steps to prevent human disease."

Reflecting the evolution of healthcare laundry certification in the face of growing global infection control concerns, Hygienically Clean documents practices that ensure the removal of potentially harmful microbial levels while adding a quantifiable review of continuous improvement in overall cleanliness.

For information on Hygienically Clean certification programs, please email afreeman@trsa.org.

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