Man pushes button of symbol for safety

Cintas Corporation announced that its Columbus, Ohio rental facility services location received Voluntary Protection Program Star certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Cintas employee-partners were also joined by several special guests, including David Wilson, assistant area director of OSHA's Columbus Area Office and Tom Kneeland, mayor of Gahanna, Ohio.

VPP Star is OSHA’s highest recognition for the practice of and commitment to exemplary occupational safety and health, earned by businesses who meet rigorous safety requirements. Cintas is the number one participant in the nation for companies with VPP sites, with approximately 250 facilities throughout the world actively pursuing VPP recognition by OSHA or the equivalent under a similar certifying body.

 “This award is a testament to the level of safety engagement that is only possible when all of our employee-partners make a personal decision to doing their jobs safely,” says Brian Lane, General Manager at Cintas Columbus. “We will maintain this foundation that we have built by continuing to work together and holding each other accountable.”

Cintas has been involved with the VPP program since 2010, and currently, over 100 Cintas locations have been achieved VPP Star status. Cintas also participates in similar programs in Canada, Mexico and Honduras.