SCATS recently recognized Cintas #67 and #57F in Reno and Sparks, Nevada for successfully renewing their Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) status. The VPP in Nevada recognizes employers and workers whom have implemented effective safety and health management systems and maintain injury and illness rates below national Bureau of Labor Statistics averages for their respective industries.
“Our team has put in hard work to continue to make safety a priority and maintain VPP Star certification,” said Cintas Reno General Manager, Wayne Eble. “We’re proud to have created and sustained an environment within our location where all employee-partners are passionately engaged and take ownership in a safe work environment.”
Cintas #67 achieved VPP STAR status in 2012, making it the fifth Cintas location to achieve this status. In 2015, Cintas #67 renewed its VPP status and brought Cintas #57F First Aid & Safety Distribution Center into VPP status. Cintas #67 and #57F renewed its VPP certification again in 2018. Cintas has embraced the VPP and as of 2019, has 102 VPP-certified locations worldwide. This milestone makes Cintas the first company to have more than 100 VPP-certified sites. Cintas Corporation also has a representative, Kristyn Grow, Senior Safety and Health Manager, on the national VPPPA board and five other partners serving as regional VPPPA board members.
“On a global scale, Cintas is incredibly dedicated to safety in their workspaces,” said SCATS Chief Administrative Officer, Todd Schultz. “Both Cintas #67 and Cintas #57F have shown continuous commitment to employee safety, and these VPP renewals show that.”
Cintas remains in an elite group of businesses that have successfully entered or maintained the Nevada VPP program by adhering to exemplary safety and health protocol. In the VPP, management, labor and SCATS work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries and illnesses. These goals are achieved through a system focused on hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis, training, management commitment and worker involvement.
To participate, employers must apply with SCATS and undergo a rigorous on-site evaluation by a team of safety and health professionals. VPP participants are re-evaluated every three to five years to remain in the program. VPP participants are exempt from OSHA Enforcement programmed inspections while they maintain their VPP status. Approval into VPP is OSHA’s official recognition of the outstanding efforts of employers and employees.
Nevada businesses interested in the VPP program can contact SCATS at 1-877-4SAFENV or visit our Consultation page on our site.
About Cintas Corporation
Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types and sizes get ready™ to open their doors with confidence every day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean, safe and looking their best. With products and services including uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products, fire extinguishers and testing, and training and compliance courses, Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500 company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.