The Ontario Fabricare Association is open to all fabricare professionals in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. Our mission is to foster and encourage professionalism, ethical conduct and ongoing development within the fabricare industry in our province.
For a copy of the handy one-page summary of care labels, including the new Wet Cleaning symbols, click the image at left and you will be taken to a PDF page you can print out. Keep it available for your staff to avoid any confusion or misunderstandings.
Now is the time to stock up on everything you need while saving 15% on any NEBS product. (Some restrictions apply.) Items include cheques and forms, promotional proejcts and print marketing. Click to read the procedure for getting your discount, then call or shop online. Offer good through December 31, 2015.
OFA posts the Fair Claims procedure and information for customer convenience on this website, and now also has it posted in French. Click to view or refer a customer to the Guide. (Click here for French).
Ontario Fabricare Association in partnership with Seneca College is planning a Symposium on the dry cleaning industry, which hopefully will take place this fall. Our plan is to podcast the event across Canada to all interested parties. More information will be posted as plans are finalized.
An excellent bulletin about customer service and how you can improve your company's interactions with customers. Used here with permission from Ian Harris of South Africa. Click here to read it as a PDF file.
A new regulation will require health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The regulation comes into force July 1, 2014. the training is done on an individual basis.
Please visit the website http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/training/ to begin your training.
This is required by all individuals and subject to audit inspection by the ministry of labour.
The National Post headline said it all... "Auto body shops and
dry cleaners among polluters killiing 120 people each year."
Obviously, the information was not correct, but in reading the story, it became obvious the facts listed there didn't even add up to the headline! OFA Executive Director Sid Chelsky immediately wrote to The National Post, outlining the concerns the article raised. Read more about it here.
This honour is given to longtime industry professionals chosen by OFA. Read Dick's response by clicking here.
If you have more than 700 litres of PERC onsite (having a second machine will probably put you over the threshhold) you are required to file an additional report on PERC usage, etc.
Click the documents below to read the regulations.