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Cintas earns NFSI certification

October 25, 2013

CINCINNATI — Cintas Corporation has received National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) high-traction certification for its Floor Care Management Program, according to a press release.

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, the release stated.

According to the release, 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. Cintas is the first organization to develop a comprehensive, third-party certified approach to combat this growing risk," said Russell Kendzior, president of the NFSI.

From chemicals to mats, the Cintas Floor Care Management Program is a systematic approach to high-traction floor care, the release noted.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.