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Three Canadian Cintas locations recognized as COR Sites under ISHA

August 22, 2014 - Cintas Corporation announced that three of its locations in Canada have received Certificates of Recognition (COR) under the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations (CFCSA) and the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (ISHA). COR is a volunteer management system for the reduction of human and financial costs of workplace incidents, injuries, and illnesses. The program is recognized across Canada as the standard high performance in health and safety, providing employers with an effective way to assess their health and safety management programs and systems.

β€œThe most important requirement for earning COR is demonstrating an ongoing effort of location management and frontline partners working together toward the common goal of eliminating workplace injuries and illnesses,” said James Dawe, Group Vice President for the Eastern Canada Group.

Locations #888 in Lindsay, Ont., #897 in Toronto (a distribution centre) and #881 in Torlake, Ont. are the first locations in Ontario to be recognized for their commitment to workplace health and safety.

The COR certification is one of the highest safety honours that companies in Canada can attain. COR certification is only awarded to businesses that complete detailed and rigorous training requirements and successfully pass a comprehensive third-party audit.

IHSA develops and provides prevention solutions for work environments involving high-risk activities such as working at heights, working with energized high-voltage power systems, powerline technician apprenticeship, driving motor vehicles, transporting dangerous goods, working on suspended access equipment and utility line clearing.

Cintas, a publicly held company that designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for more than one-million businesses.