Cintas Facility In Arizona Recognized For Safety

Cintas Corporation earned another safety and health commendation recently when its Phoenix-area Fire Protection Location D53 was honored with the Arizona Industrial Commission’s VPP Exemplary Award, which recognizes exemplary performance in workplace safety and health programs.

Location D53 General Manager Jason Jacobs and Service Manager and location safety leader Shawn Horton accepted the award on the location’s behalf at a ceremony on May 5.

“Being recognized by the Arizona state board with their highest award illustrates our Phoenix Fire Protection location’s incredible commitment to maintaining a safe workplace,” Cintas Director of Safety and Health Stephen Jenkins said. “Safety and health are our top priorities for our employee-partners, so we’re honored to be recognized for the strength of our Phoenix location.”

The Phoenix-area location has twice been recognized with a Star designation by the Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) workplace safety program. The location was first VPP certified in March 2020. On its recent recertification inspection, the location’s execution of its safety plan resulted in a three-year extension and its recognition with the VPP Exemplary Award.

Additionally, because of an ongoing commitment to increase safety in the community, Location D53 was also honored with the ICA’s VPP Exemplary Award. Phoenix-area Fire Protection employee-partners help spread awareness by providing area civic employees, community partners and other businesses with training about the importance, types, uses and care of fire extinguishers. Further, Location D53 has created a VPP certification training guide to help other teams pursue VPP certification.

Cintas Fire Protection President and COO John Amann said, “Safety is incredibly important to us. We prioritize an organization-wide culture of safety and health, and we’re constantly striving to implement safer and more innovative ways to work. Our Safety Vision cites our desire that every Cintas location is injury-, illness-, and fire-free, and that every one of our employee-partners is part of our continual safety improvement. With their recent award from Arizona’s ICA, our Phoenix-area location is helping bring our Safety Vision to life.”

Cintas Corporation supplies such products as uniforms, mats, mops, towels, restroom supplies, workplace water services, first aid and safety products, eye-wash stations, safety training, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems and alarm services. Visit

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