Leonard Laundry

HLAC Seeks Accreditation Inspectors


The Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC) is accepting applications from qualified individuals who want to join its team of inspectors.

Qualified applicants should be bilingual (French/English, Spanish/English); and candidates who speak English exclusively are also encouraged to apply.

HLAC is the nonprofit organization that inspects and accredits laundries processing textiles for hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.

Interested individuals should visit HLAC’s website, www.hlacnet.org; review the  Inspector Agreement; and complete the  HLAC Inspector Application, which is due July 10, 2018.

An HLAC inspector is an independent contractor – a laundry and textile professional with wide-ranging experience – whose sole responsibility is to conduct a one-day, on-sight inspection of a healthcare laundry seeking HLAC accreditation. The inspection is conducted according to predetermined standards and involves a thorough review of the applicant laundry’s processes – its systems and procedures for ensuring that product being shipped from the laundry is delivered to healthcare partners in a hygienically clean manner that adheres to professionally recognized infection prevention and control policies.

Inspectors receive in-depth training of HLAC Standards and inspection guidelines before they begin their work.

Inspectors are not HLAC employees. As independent contractors, they are paid per the inspection plus they are reimbursed for their travel expenses. Applicants are encouraged to address with their employer the necessary time away from the office (one to three days a month) to conduct inspections.

Individuals chosen as HLAC inspectors must attend a mandatory Inspectors Training session on November 12, 2018.

For more information, contact HLAC Executive Director Regina Baras, rbaras@hlacnet.org, or call 855-277-HLAC (4522).