Since our founding in 1999, Westport Linen has become the largest privately-owned healthcare laundry in the tri-state region. We serve the healthcare industries of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas with three modern plants. Through them, we are capable of processing 50 million pounds of healthcare linens per year.
We have developed a culture that emphasizes customer service as a priority. This philosophy is shared by everyone in our organization, from the three owners to our production associates processing your linens.
We will gladly provide you with customer references who can attest to our quality, dependability and service.
Only High Quality Linen
While much of the laundry process at Westport Linen is automated, we haven’t forgotten to include the human touch. When our production associates take charge of the laundry process, before feeding each piece of linen into folding devices, they inspect each item for stains or tears. Unacceptable items are sorted for discard or stain treatment. This quality inspection process ensures that every delivery includes only high quality linen.
At Westport Linen we take every measure possible to keep our employees safe from exposures associated with handling soiled healthcare linens. We have developed and implemented an Exposure Control Plan that meets and exceeds The Joint Commission, HLAC, CDC and OSHA regulations (29 CFR 1910.1030).
Unlike most exposure control plans, our policies and procedures were developed using industry specific guidelines. This industry specific approach allows us to focus on circumstances that are unique to processing healthcare laundry.
As part of our Exposure Control Plan, associates who may be exposed to potentially infectious materials receive new hire bloodborne pathogens training, as well as annual training on the recognition and prevention of hazards and the proper handling of soiled healthcare laundry. Plan elements Include:
Employee Exposure Determination
Engineering Controls and Best Work Practices
Personal Protective Equipment Selection and Use
Hepatitis-B Vaccinations and Post-Exposure Follow-Up
Training Requirements and Annual Program Review