INDIANAPOLIS — Two Cintas Corp. facilities in Fort Wayne, Ind., have earned the highest distinction in the Indiana Department of Labor’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), the Star certification, according to the state agency.
“Being recognized as a VPP Star site is a proud accomplishment. Cintas’ Fort Wayne facilities are prime examples of the dedication to Hoosier workplace safety and health the department is excited to see,” IDOL Commissioner Rick Ruble says. “Their commitment to maximizing employee participation while working to improve their worksite safety and health program is a model for all businesses to follow.”
VPP Star certification is awarded to companies with a commitment to safety and health management excellence and outstanding health and safety records.
To participate in the VPP, a company must develop, implement and maintain an exemplary worker safety and health management system. In addition, the facility’s occupational injury and illness rates must be below the industry national average.
The Cintas Fort Wayne facilities employ nearly 200 full-time workers who provide industrial laundry, uniform rental and other services. Fifteen Cintas sites nationwide have been awarded VPP Star status.