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Cintas Offers Free Heat Stress Prevention Program to Help Companies Protect Workers in Upcoming Summer Months

CINCINNATI– April 13, 2011Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) today announced it will offer companies free heat stress prevention training as part of its Heat Stress Prevention Program. This exclusive training will help organizations improve worker productivity and keep employees safe, specifically in the upcoming summer months.

“Cintas considers the health and safety of every employee not only a priority but a cultural value,” said Dan Braun, Senior Vice President, Value Improvement Initiatives, Cintas. “On our path to becoming a world class health and safety company, we practice what we preach - which means encouraging our customers to eliminate unsafe behaviors and educate employees to take care of themselves through proper nutrition and hydration both on and off the job.”

Cintas encourages businesses to take precautions to avoid the risks of heat stress, which include heat exhaustion and heat stroke. To preview the heat stress prevention training and offer, please visit http://www.cintas.com/HeatStress. If you are interested in the program for your entire team or company, Cintas is offering a $500 value that includes free heat stress prevention training with a Gatorade pallet order, now available through the end of June 2011. The free training offer is available to businesses in three formats: instructor-led on location, DVD system with English and/or Spanish guides and online.

The training will provide companies with specific strategies to protect workers, including:

  • The signs and symptoms of heat-induced illnesses and what to do in an emergency
  • How to recognize and provide emergency treatment for heat-induced illnesses
  • Scheduling tips to ensure heavy work is done during the coolest part of the day
  • Hydration strategies such as drinking electrolytes at regulated periods of time
  • Practical tips such as wearing light, loose fitting, breathable clothing and taking breaks in cool areas

“While proper hydration in excessive heat is important, it is a necessary measure throughout the year to ensure employees are in a position of success,” added Braun. “Not only does training in this area increase worker productivity and reduce costs, it could potentially save a life.”

Cintas’ blended training and compliance solutions include online, classroom and compliance programs taught by OSHA-certified trainers to help companies stay compliant with OSHA standards and enhance workplace safety training. The online programs provide increased efficiency to companies by guaranteeing 100 percent mastery as questions are immediately reviewed until workers fully understand the topic. Cintas also offers Blueprints for Safety®, its step-by-step compliance and safety system that delivers simple, complete programs developed by certified safety and health professionals.

Take advantage of our Heat Stress Prevention Training offer at http://www.cintas.com/HeatStress.

About Cintas:
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 supplies, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services and document management services for approximately 800,000 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.

 



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