By Business Wire, October 08, 2013, 10:45:00 AM EDT
Protective apparel expert Kevin Best will discuss PPE best practices
for arc flash, flash fire, combustible dust and molten metal hazards
Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS), the largest professional uniform
provider in North America, is excited to announce that Kevin Best,
Regional Director of Protective Apparel at Cintas, will speak at 11
Maintenance Shows of America events. Beginning on Oct. 15 in Greenville,
S.C., Best will break down common workplace hazards, such as arc flash,
flash fire, and molten metal and the steps organizations can take to
better protect employees from clothing ignition.
"Most companies today have at least a few employees who work on or near
energized parts or face other flammable hazards," said Best. "By taking
the time to properly identify these risks, understand industry standards
and implement the proper safety procedures, facility managers can
significantly reduce the likelihood of injury among employees and the
costs associated with those risks."
With more than 12 years of experience helping organizations properly
design, implement and maintain flame-resistant clothing solutions, Best
will speak about common workplace hazards, regulations and standards
that require personal protective equipment (PPE). Featuring up-to-date,
accurate information and best practices, his presentations will address
key National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and ASTM standards, as
well as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
regulations relating to flame-resistant clothing and PPE. Afterwards,
attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about workplace
safety as it relates to their environment and view samples of
flame-resistant clothing and other PPE.
"We are proud to help educate today's workforce about the importance of
using flame-resistant clothing in workplaces with hazards," said John
Rudy, Senior Manager of Strategy and Marketing, Cintas Uniform Rental.
"As corporate initiatives for safety compliance and implementation
become more critical, it's inspiring to see organizations invest in
programs that better protect employees."
For additional information on Maintenance Shows of America and a
complete schedule of event dates and locations, please visit www.maintenanceshows.com.
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