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Maryland OSHA Recognizes Cintas Location in Baltimore with Highest Safety Designation

By Business Wire News   


Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced that its location in Baltimore, MD received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH). VPP Star is their highest recognition for the practice of and commitment to exemplary occupational safety and health.

“The VPP star recognition is achieved only when a business meets very detailed and comprehensive safety requirements,” stated Rick Gerlach, Sr. Director of Safety and Health. “We are proud of the local management team and front-line partners working together toward the common goal of eliminating workplace injuries.”

Cintas Corporation is the first company in their industry in Maryland to win this award and Maryland officials congratulated them for being a leader. The location began its journey toward VPP designation a few years ago by creating a strong safety improvement committee. In addition to reducing safety incidents, employee-partner engagement and retention has reached an all-time high.

“Earning the VPP validates that we have become one of the leaders in safety in Maryland,” stated Jimmy Lien, General Manager. “This accomplishment is the result of the dedicated Baltimore employee-partners working tirelessly as a team to create a culture of safety at our location.”

The Baltimore location, which employs 180 people, is the 33rd Cintas facility in the United States to receive VPP Star designation since 2011. Cintas Corporation has approximately 330 facilities throughout the world actively pursuing VPP recognition by OSHA or the equivalent under a similar certifying body. This includes operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Honduras.

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About Cintas Corporation:

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types primarily throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, first aid, safety and fire protection products and services. 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.

Cintas Corporation
Michelle Goret
Vice President of Corporate Communications


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