SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently honored the Cintas Corp. location here with Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification, the company reports.
VPP Star is OSHA’s highest recognition for the practice of and commitment to exemplary occupational safety and health.
The company says its Springfield location is the 47th Cintas facility, and the first Fire Protection location, to earn OSHA VPP Star recognition.
“I’m very proud of what the employee-partners at this location have accomplished,” says John Amann, president and COO, Cintas Fire Division. “They have set the standard and proven to everyone that world-class safety and our safety vision can be achieved.”
VPP Star certification is earned by businesses that meet highly rigorous safety requirements and can prove that the elimination of injuries is a key component of a company’s DNA.
“Our employee-partners are dedicated and take ownership of safety, making it part of the way we do business,” says Todd Kimbrell, branch manager. “We know that the only way to go to work, do the work and go home from work is the safe way.”
The company says it has almost 300 facilities throughout the world actively pursuing VPP recognition and is currently ranked fourth in the nation for companies with VPP sites.