WHEELING, Ill. — Healthcare Laundry Systems (HLS), a leading provider of laundry services to hospitals and clinics in the greater Chicago area, reports it has launched a companywide initiative focusing on employee and workplace safety.
Blue Wolf Capital Fund II formed HLS and announced the acquisitions of the assets of Wheeling-based Hospital Laundry Services and Rockford, Ill.-based Northern Illinois Hospital Services in November.
Since then, the company has initiated the procedures, which augment existing policies, to include:
Collectively, UNITE HERE, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and the International Union of Operating Engineers represent most of the company’s hourly employees, and more than 80% of HLS employees.
“HLS is a strong and growing company, and we are pleased to work cooperatively with the unions and our new owners in ensuring that safety remains the highest priority, which will lead to a more productive workplace for us all,” says Chuck Rossmiller, HLS general manager.