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Cintas Plant Earns OSHA VPP ‘Star’ Designation for Safety

Staff Writer |

RICHMOND, Va. — Cintas Corp.’s Chester, Va., facility has received the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) “Star” worksite designation from the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the agency’s highest recognition for the practice of and commitment to exemplary occupational safety and health.

It is the third Cintas uniform rental operation to receive the coveted status, and the fourth company-wide.

“This type of achievement can only be realized when everyone is working together for one common goal,” says Howard Baron, general manager of Cintas in Chester, near Richmond. “To say I’m proud of my team would be an understatement. It’s a great accomplishment that is deserved by a great group of employee-partners.”

“Receiving the VPP ‘Star’ award here in the state of Virginia is no small feat. Every year, only a small number of companies are awarded this status,” says Jim Cheng, Virginia’s secretary of commerce and trade.

As a facility with leading safety and health practices, the Chester uniform rental facility constantly integrates improvements to its safety and health programs. Cintas employs 120 people in Chester and 1,000 statewide.

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