Award calls for safety leaders to nominate employees with creative
solutions for managing workplace safety
In collaboration with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Cintas
Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS), a leading provider of on-site safety
services and training solutions, today announced a call for nominations
for the inaugural Innovation
Award in Occupational Safety Management. The Cintas-sponsored award
will recognize individuals who have addressed workplace safety
challenges in innovative ways. The winner, selected by an independent
panel of industry experts, will receive a $3,000 cash prize and a
recognition plaque at the 2014 ASSE Professional Development Conference
& Exposition in Orlando, Fla.
"We established this award with ASSE to celebrate individuals who
develop creative programs, processes or procedures for improving
workplace safety, and effectively integrate these changes throughout an
organization," said Dan Braun, Safety Officer at Cintas [Senior Vice
President-Value Improvement Initiatives-Operations]. "By sharing stories
about organizational challenges and ideas for enhancing safety cultures,
we hope to inspire others to identify innovative solutions to common
Safety directors and managers are encouraged to submit award nominations
that highlight a workplace challenge and an employee's solution
developed or implemented within the last five years. Benefits may
include elimination or reduction of hazards, improved safety knowledge
or efficiency improvements. Submissions will be judged based upon the
innovation's safety and management benefits, and the potential for
applying the innovation across multiple programs or sites. Both ASSE
members and non-members are eligible for the award.
"Organizations around the world have one thing in common: they want
workers to leave each day safe and sound," said Kathy A. Seabrook, ASSE
President. "We're excited to learn more about the creative solutions
companies are utilizing today and developing for the future to manage
safety and health risks within their organizations."
Nominations must be received by March 31, 2014. To submit a nomination,
please visit www.asse.org/innovate.
Cintas is continually focused on improving workplace safety. Currently,
21 Cintas locations have been certified by the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP),
and 300 additional locations are actively pursuing the designation.
Cintas also recently became a Centennial Sponsor of ASSE to provide
association members with first aid and safety, and protective apparel
advice from subject matter experts on timely topics such as the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) conversion to the
Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and NFPA 70E.
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 cleaning
and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning, promotional products, first aid,
safety, fire protection products and services and document management
services for more than 1 million businesses. 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.
About American Society of Safety Engineers:
Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based ASSE is the oldest professional
safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and
the environment. Its more than 35,000 occupational safety, health and
environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and
consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in
all industries, government, labor, health care and education. For more
information please go to www.asse.org.
Source: Cintas Corporation