Safety First: Cintas Gets VPP Star in Mobile, AL
Cintas Corp. recently announced that its uniform rental location in Mobile, AL, received Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The announcement took place during a special ceremony at the Cintas’ facility in Mobile, according to a news release.
“Achieving VPP Star certification required all of our employee-partners to work together,” said Clint McFerrin, general manager at Cintas in Mobile. “There is no more important challenge than ensuring that our location is injury free, and that all of our employee-partners go home safe every day.”
Approximately 130 employee-partners work at the uniform rental facility in Mobile. The location officially began the VPP process in 2016.
VPP Star is OSHA’s highest recognition for the practice of and commitment to exemplary occupational safety and health. Voluntary Protection Program Star certification is earned by businesses that meet very rigorous safety requirements and can prove that the elimination of injuries is a key component of a company’s culture.
Since 2011, a total of 72 Cintas facilities have been recognized under the VPP program. Cintas is currently ranked second nationwide for companies with VPP sites. Cintas has approximately 250 facilities worldwide 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.