By Business Wire, October 18, 2013, 10:35:00 AM EDT
Educational series on NFPA 70E discusses ways to properly protect
employees and ensure compliance in hazardous environments
According to research from the National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health (NIOSH), electrical shock results in approximately
4,000 non-disabling injuries annually, 3,600 disabling injuries annually
and one death daily in the U.S. To help facility managers and safety and
risk prevention professionals improve employee safety programs, Cintas
Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) has announced a free workshop series on
NFPA 70E and flame-resistant clothing.
"Many organizations are actively looking to understand how to properly
protect employees who are exposed to electric shock, fires and
explosions," said John Rudy, Senior Manager of Strategy and Marketing,
Cintas Uniform Rental. "Through these workshops, we look forward to
providing participants with up-to-date, accurate information and tips
for protecting employees who are working on or around energized
Hosted by Cintas and featuring guest speakers from The Hilgeman Group,
Inc. and Westex, the complimentary workshops will discuss NFPA 70E, 2112
and 2113, as well as OSHA's 1910.132 clarification on flame-resistant
clothing. The Hilgeman Group, Inc. has over two decades of industrial
safety experience and provides electrical and arc flash safety services
to more than 1500 companies in North America. With more than 50 years of
advanced testing and manufacturing, Westex, Inc. is a world leader of FR
fabrics. Millions of garments made from Westex fabrics are worn by
workers in a range of industries that involve fire hazards.
Upcoming workshop dates and locations include:
- Nov. 7, Penske Racing, Charlotte, N.C.
- Nov. 14, Courtyard Newark Downtown, Newark, N.J.
- Nov. 21, Grace College and Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Ind.
- Dec. 4, University of Louisville, Louisville, Ky.
- Dec. 5, Bluegrass Community College, Lexington, Ky.
- Dec. 11, University of Tennessee, Nashville, Tenn.
- Dec. 12, Bridgestone Arena, Knoxville, Tenn.
For additional information, a complete list of workshops and to
register, please visit www.cintas.com/register/nfpa.asp
or call 1-800-914-1960 ext. 24135.
For more information about flame-resistant clothing from Cintas, visit www.cintas.com/protectiveapparel.
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.
Source: Cintas Corporation