CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced that its distribution center located at its Mason, Ohio headquarters has received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the federal 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 Mason, Ohio distribution center employee-partners and their managers for earning the prestigious OSHA VPP STAR Award,” said Dan Braun, Sr. Vice President Value Improvements Initiatives. “We are also very proud of all of our 22 Cintas VPP sites throughout the nation.”
The distribution center in Mason first began its journey toward VPP designation in 2008, and now becomes the 22nd company-wide facility under federal OSHA jurisdiction to receive VPP designation. The designation required monthly, rigorous audits and the close collaboration between management and employee-partners to achieve full engagement to continuous safety improvement. Approximately 300 people are employed at the facility.
“The VPP safety management system has proven to be extremely effective in helping us build full and continuous partner safety engagement to eliminate injuries every day at Cintas,” added Braun.
“I'm very proud of our partners for embracing our safety programs and making it a part of our culture in our Mason DCs,” said Ben Smith, General Manager of the Cintas Mason Distribution Center. “They have earned the very elite VPP Star Status recognition and I'm honored to have been a part of the journey with them.”
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.
About Cintas Corporation:
Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, 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.