South Bend, IN (PRWEB) August 05, 2014
Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) announced that its rental location in South Bend, Ind. has received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). VPP is OSHA’s highest recognition for the practice of and commitment to exemplary occupational safety and health and “Star” is its highest distinction.
“We are extremely proud of our South Bend employee-partners and their managers for earning the esteemed OSHA VPP Star Award,” stated Rick Gerlach, Sr. Director of Safety and Health. “In order to earn this recognition, our management and front-line partners worked closely together toward the common goal of every partner going home to their loved ones at the end of the work day safe and healthy. Our partners look forward to mentoring neighboring companies to protect the safety and health of their employees and achieve safety excellence.”
The South Bend facility first began its journey toward VPP designation nearly three years ago. With the VPP mentorship from Eaton Corporation, which is also located in South Bend, they are now the 25th Cintas facility in the United States to receive VPP designation since 2011. Cintas Corporation ranks 12th in the entire nation for the number of VPP sites overall. The designation required on-going training, rigorous audits and collaboration between management and employee-partners.
Matt Nichols, Branch Manager of the South Bend Rental location acknowledges that “the efforts to instill a safety-focused culture at the South Bend facility have become engrained in our daily lives both at work and in our homes.” As part of the Cintas culture, safety has become a “way of life” both at work and at home.
Cintas Corporation has approximately 330 facilities throughout the world actively pursuing VPP recognition by OSHA or the equivalent under a similar certifying body. This includes operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Honduras.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for more than 1 million businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.