We are proud to provide clean, high quality, pressed linen at an affordable price. While much of the laundry process at Westport Linen is automated, we haven’t forgotten to include the human touch. When our employees take charge of the laundry process, feeding each piece of linen into folding devises, they inspect each item for stains or tears. Unacceptable items are sorted for discard or stain treatment. This quality inspection process insures that every customer 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 exposed to potentially infectious materials receive new hire training as well as annual training on the recognition and prevention of hazards and the proper handling of soiled healthcare laundry. Program Elements Include:
- Employee Exposure Determination
- Universal/Standard Precautions
- 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