Cintas Floor Care Management Program First to Earn NFSI High-Traction Certification

  Cintas Floor Care Management Program First to Earn NFSI High-Traction

    Comprehensive program protects restaurants from slips, trips and falls

Business Wire

CINCINNATI -- October 24, 2013

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leading provider of facility solutions,
has received National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) high-traction
certification for its Floor Care Management Program. Designed to protect
foodservice organizations from slips, trips and falls, it is the first
comprehensive floor care program to meet American National Standards Institute
(ANSI) standards for high traction. Jason’s Deli, a nationwide restaurant
chain with more than 230 locations, has selected the program for use in 10 of
its restaurants.

“Since the rollout of the Cintas Floor Care Management Program, we have
experienced a reduction in floor-related incidents,” said Nic McLaughlin,
Director of Facilities, Jason’s Deli. “We’ve found that combining a defined
process with good tools, training and follow-up has improved our floor safety,
cleanliness and appearance.”

In the most recent data available on floor safety, the Bureau of Labor
Statistics reports that restaurant industry employees experienced more than
12,500 cases of disabling injuries due to same-level slips, trips and falls –
and this is just staff.

“Within the restaurant industry, slips, trips and falls are the biggest cause
of employee and customer injury,” said Russell Kendzior, President of the
NFSI. “Cintas is the first organization to develop a comprehensive,
third-party certified approach to combat this growing risk.”

From chemicals to mats, the Cintas Floor Care Management Program is a
systematic approach to high-traction floor care. Breaking the facility into
zones, the program includes an audit and site survey of the current processes
which may result in a rejuvenative deep cleaning. The program also offers
NFSI-certified mats, a daily maintenance program using color-coded tools by
zone, mopping systems, floor agitation tools and NFSI-certified floor care

“You are 10 times more likely to slip and fall in a restaurant than you are to
get sick from food,” said David Collette, Director of Foodservice, Cintas.
“NFSI high-traction certification establishes benchmarks for floor safety, and
we are excited to offer customers a complete floor care system that meets the
rigorous standards set by the NFSI and ANSI.”

For more information about the Cintas Floor Care Management Program and to
download a copy of the Jason’s Deli case study, visit
For more information about Cintas’ solutions for restaurants, go to

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.


Mulberry Marketing Communications
Matt Serra
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