Cintas Plants in PA, WV, get VPP Recognition
Cintas Corp., Mason, OH, recently announced its 30th and 31st plants since 2011 to qualify for the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), the highest recognition the agency gives to companies for the practice and commitment to exemplary occupational safety and health.
“We made a commitment in 2011 to be a leader in safety innovation, not just in the industry but also in our community,” said Darrell Shaver, general manager of Cintas’ Morgantown, WV, plant, which employs more than 100 people. “We are proud to show customers, employee-partners and others how committed we are to working safely each and every day.”
The other recently announced VPP recipient was Cintas’ State College, PA, location. General Manager Brian Coffey praised his staff’s efforts to achieve such a high standard in incident prevention. “We know that our safety journey is never over, but we are proud of how far we’ve come today. Every employee-partner has contributed to this operation becoming a world-class leader in safety performance.” The State College plant employs nearly 70 people.
Cintas operates more than 300 facilities worldwide, and all are pursuing VPP recognition by OSHA, or the equivalent designation under a similar certifying body. This includes operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Honduras. Cintas currently has a total of 39 facilities that have qualified for the VPP designation. That number makes Cintas tied for sixth place nationally in terms of the number of VPP-certified facilities.