CULPEPER, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced that its rental location in Culpeper, Va. has received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). VPP Star is OSHA’s highest recognition for the practice of and commitment to exemplary occupational safety and health.
“We are extremely proud of our Culpeper 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.”
One of Cintas’ largest rental locations, the Culpeper facility is the 26th Cintas facility in the United States to receive VPP Star designation since 2011. Cintas Corporation is currently tied for 11th in the entire nation for its total the number of VPP sites. The designation required on-going training, rigorous audits and collaboration between management and employee-partners.
“We would not be here today without every employee-partner in Culpeper,” said Ken Greenfield, General Manager of the Culpeper Rental location. “We now have a culture where safety is driven by the front line and safety is instinctive.”
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, Mexico and Honduras.
About Cintas Corporation:
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 supplies, first aid, safety and fire protection products and services. 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.