- Cintas Releases Workplace Safety Tips
June 20, 2012 — In recognition of June being National Safety Month, Cintas Corp. has identified five tips to help facility managers prevent and treat workplace injuries.
- Limit employee exposure to chemical concentrates. By implementing a comprehensive chemical dispensing system, facility managers can safeguard against burns and eye injuries associated with cleaning-solution accidents.
- Prepare for sudden cardiac arrest. The consequences of sudden cardiac arrest can be largely offset by ensuring that facilities are equipped with Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) and employees are properly trained in their use. The correct implementation of an AED program can prevent numerous liabilities associated with sudden cardiac arrest.
- Implement a comprehensive matting system. To help protect against slips and falls, strategically place matting around entryways to prevent water and debris from entering the building. Facility managers also should ensure that matting is regularly laundered to capture and remove contaminants.
- Stock appropriate first aid and medical supplies. A well-stocked first aid cabinet should contain products to treat lacerations, soothe burns, and ease pain. By ensuring that the first aid cabinet is up-to-date, businesses can provide immediate treatment of injuries, keep workers productive and efficient, and reduce overall business costs.
- Create a culture of safety. The importance of workplace safety needs to be effectively communicated throughout the organization. Facility managers should regularly conduct training sessions to ensure that all employees are educated on best practices.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, Cintas Corp. provides uniforms and apparel, restroom supplies, and mats as well as first aid, document management, and fire protection services. It operates more than 400 facilities in the United States and Canada, including 11 manufacturing plants and eight distribution centers that employ more than 34,000 people. For more information, visit www.cintas.com.
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