OSHA Recognizes Cintas Washington Location with Highest Safety Designation

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Branch receives Voluntary Protection Program Star certification for practice, commitment to safety, health

PASCO, Wash. — Cintas Corp.’s rental location here has received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the Washington State Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the company reports.

VPP Star is OSHA’s highest recognition for the practice of and commitment to exemplary occupational safety and health. Voluntary Protection Program Star certification is earned by businesses who meet very rigorous safety requirements and can prove that the elimination of injuries is a key component of a company’s culture.

“Going through the VPP process helped each of our employee-partners look at safety in a unique way,” says Micha Crist, service manager for in Cintas in Pasco. “We now realize that safety is a topic that must be talked about daily, and can be applied in nearly any situation.”

Approximately 21 employee-partners are employed at the uniform facility in Pasco. The location officially began the VPP process in 2016.

Since 2011, a total of 67 Cintas facilities have been recognized under the VPP program, according to the company. Cintas is currently ranked second in the entire nation for companies with VPP sites.

Cintas Corp. says it has approximately 250 facilities throughout the world actively pursuing VPP recognition by OSHA or the equivalent under a similar certifying body. This includes operations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Honduras.

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