CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2019--
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), around two million
American workers a year report being victims of workplace violence. A
new poll commissioned by Cintas
Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leading provider of workplace first
aid, safety supplies and training services, found that 35 percent of
employed Americans are not confident they know what to do if an active
shooter enters a building they are in. The survey was conducted online
by The Harris Poll, from October 24-26, 2018 among 1,076 U.S. adults
ages 18 and older who are currently employed.
“Although rare, workplace shootings are unfortunately increasing,” said
Tom Lally, Director of Training & Compliance – First Aid & Safety,
Cintas. “According to the BLS, workplace shootings comprised 79 percent
of all workplace homicides in 20161. In light of this,
employers and employees need to prepare for the worst.”
A 2016 report found that 75 to 80 percent of businesses are looking to
implement some type of armed intruder/active shooter policy procedure
and training2. According to the Occupational Health and
Safety Administration, each employer must provide a place of employment
which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to
cause death or serious physical harm to his employees3.
“Effective training can help prepare employees for these worst case
scenarios by teaching them to recognize the warning signs of workplace
violence and how to properly respond to an armed threat, which can help
make a difference and potentially save lives,” added Lally.
Cintas has teamed up with the Center for Personal Protection and Safety,
a leading developer of workplace violence prevention training, to offer
on-site workplace violence prevention/active shooter training. The
90-minute training session includes:
Categories of workplace violence
Myths surrounding violence in the workplace
Identifying areas of concern
Reporting workplace violence
Options for dealing with an armed threat
For more information, visit https://www.cintastraining.com.
About Cintas Corporation:
Cintas Corporation helps more than one million businesses of all types
and sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every
day by providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our
customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean,
safe and looking their best. With products and services including
uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products,
fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance courses,
Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held Fortune 500
company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol
CTAS and is a component of both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and
This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris
Poll on behalf of Cintas from October 24-26, 2018 among 2,003 U.S.
adults ages 18 and older, among whom 1,076 are currently employed. This
online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no
estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete
survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample
sizes, please contact email@example.com.
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