Everyday bystanders and trained caregivers honored for taking action to help save a life
CINCINNATI —February 27, 2020– February is American Heart Month and each year, 356,000 people of all ages experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), but using an automated external defibrillator (AED) with CPR in the first two minutes can improve survival by 90%. Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), a leading provider of workplace first aid, safety supplies and training services, launched the Two90 award program, which recognizes both the company for deciding to get an AED through Cintas that saved a life and the individual who deployed the unit saving a life. The award honors everyday bystanders who act in time to help save a life by using an AED that their company purchased through Cintas.
“In 2019, the AED units we deployed saved, on average, one life per week,” said Katie Gough-Edwards, Marketing Director – First Aid & Safety, Cintas. “This award program provides companies the opportunity to acknowledge individuals who take action and use an AED and perform CPR in an emergency. Their quick thinking and willingness to act in stressful, uncertain situations serve as a worthy example and inspiration.”
The Two90 award is an honor that is reserved for companies who demonstrate devotion to the well-being of employees and visitors by deciding to make AED units available in the workplace. Individual recipients receive a letter of commendation and “thanks” from Cintas, as well as a brass pin that places them in exclusive company with others who share these admirable qualities. The individual’s employer will also receive a letter, certificate and Two90 Note from Cintas leadership to proudly display, making employees and customers aware that they value life-saving technology and training.
“What is more important to a business than the health and safety of their employees and customers?” added Mark Carter, President & COO – First Aid and Safety, Cintas.
For more information about the Two90 award program or to nominate an individual for the award, Cintas customers can contact their Cintas representative to complete a questionnaire.
Cintas offers three of the major AED units in the marketplace – Zoll, Defibtech Reviver line, and Philips. Cintas also offers first aid and safety products and services to help business prepare for and treat emergencies. For more information on Cintas’ products and services, please visit https://www.cintas.com/firstaidsafety/.
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 training 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 Nasdaq-100 Index.