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Cintas White Paper Outlines Considerations for Establishing a Flame Resistant Clothing Program

By Business Wire News   


Cintas Canada, Ltd. today released a white paper with strategies that can help organizations improve their flame resistant clothing (FRC) program – and their bottom line. The white paper titled, “Should I Rent or Purchase Flame Resistant Clothing? Strategies for building a safer and more cost effective protective apparel program,” reviews common factors that contribute to the total cost of ownership (TCO) of an FRC program.

“Deciding between a managed FRC program or purchasing garments can be a difficult decision, especially since the responsibility is a combined effort by the employer and employee,” said Mike Perun, Regional Manager of Protective Apparel, Cintas Canada, Ltd. “By identifying your specific needs, you will be better equipped to choose the most cost effective option without compromising worker safety.”

Readers of the white paper will learn:

  • Common factors that increase the TCO of your FRC program
  • How to calculate the per wear cost of flame resistant garments
  • Different options for laundering and maintaining flame resistant garments

“There’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to managing an FRC program,” added Perun. “By looking at some of the different factors that contribute to the TCO of an FRC program, along with options for laundering and maintaining flame resistant garments, you will have a more accurate assessment of the best option for your business.”

To access the white paper, visit

To learn more about cost-effective FRC programs, visit the Cintas booth (#3017) at the Oil Sands Trade Show and Conference in Fort McMurray, Alberta on September 15th and 16th.

For more information on Cintas FRC programs, please visit or call 1-800-CINTAS1.

Pursuant to federal and provincial Occupational Health and Safety legislation an employer bears sole responsibility for selecting the type(s) of personal protective equipment to be used by its employees. All purchasers of FRC garments and/or laundering services from Cintas bear full responsibility for selecting the PPE appropriate for use by their employees. Cintas makes no representation, warranty, or covenant with respect to the flame-resistant qualities of the garments or with respect to the fitness or suitability of the garments for any particular use or purpose. The purchase of any goods or service from Cintas is subject to Cintas’ Standard Terms and Conditions and/or any other applicable written contract executed between the purchaser and Cintas relating to such purchase.

About Cintas Canada, Ltd.

Cintas Canada Ltd., with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of Cintas Corporation. Cintas Canada designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning services to approximately 55,000 businesses in Canada. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.

Mulberry Marketing Communications
Christina Alvarez, 312-664-1532


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