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Safety Today: History, focus and market presence

January 4, 2013
Safety Today, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is one of the largest full service safety equipment distributors in North America with focus in the Glass, Metalworking & Equipment Manufacturing, Automotive, Cruise Line and Food Processing sectors, protecting workers and their worksites for over 64 years. We work closely with our customers to provide personalized risk/cost-reduction solutions ranging from a comprehensive product offering to full-service training and work-site/job hazard assessment capabilities.

Equipment and services are provided from our main distribution center in Groveport, Ohio as well as from locations across the United States and Canada - including Lexington, Kentucky; Merrillville, Indiana; Turlock, California; Alpharetta, Georgia; Pompano Beach, Florida; Andover, Massachusetts; San Antonio, Texas; Chattanooga Tennessee and Brantford, Ontario. We also have an affiliated safety company in Sao Paulo, Brazil and a strategic alliance in Mexico City to support customer needs in these two rapidly expanding markets.

Safety Today is active in and long time member of the National Safety Council (NSC), Safety Equipment Distributors Association (SEDA), and Safety Marketing Group (SMG). We participate on Supplier Advisory Boards for leading safety equipment manufacturers including 3M, Kimberly Clark, MSA and Sperian. We are also active in various initiatives being driven by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International).

Philosophy

Safety is our singular pursuit and core competency. Our first priority is to protect workers, save lives, and return people home to their families every workday. We provide targeted solutions for the health, safety and environmental challenges of today’s workplace and regulatory climate. These solutions are delivered through a variety of tailored programs designed together so our efforts effectively support your goals and objectives.

Programs and services

As a Safety Specialist, we provide our customers with numerous on-site programs and solution specific services across the spectrum of safety requirements including:

  • PPE Assessment Surveys
  • Job Hazard Assessment Compilation (JHA)
  • Hand Protection Analysis
  • Respiratory Fit-Testing
  • Facility Identification and Marking Survey
  • Fall Protection Training and Inspection Certifications
  • Confined Space and Emergency Response/Rescue Training
  • Prescription Eyewear Programs
  • Instrumentation Services, Repair and Refurbishment
  • PPE Standardization Programs
  • Product Application & Use Training
  • Technical Product Solution Support
  • Web Ordering & Customized Marketing Services
  • Punch-Out and E-Catalog Services
  • Cost-Savings Programs
  • Consignment Systems
  • Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
  • AED Evaluation and Support
  • Hazardous Materials Reporting and Compliance Support
  • PPE Custom Kitting

Commitment

Our people — from our experienced inside Customer Account Specialists to our highly trained and QSSP certified Field Safety Specialists — are committed to providing the finest products, fast and professional service and comprehensive product knowledge. We are privileged to have the opportunity to service customers’ safety requirements, and we look forward to providing customers with the best in quality solutions and customer satisfaction.

Our unwavering commitment to personal safety in the workplace comes from the heart, because the company that began as a small family business has always put family at the forefront.

Our field safety specialists throughout North America provide on-site technical support, full safety audits, and employee training programs on proper fit and use of safety products. We help plant operations and facilities apply cost-reduction and risk-reduction solutions in the following area:

Fall Protection

  • Comprehensive fall-protection program
  • Fall-protection equipment inspection services
  • Consultation and evaluation of areas of risk to complete training and technical support
  • Recommend cost-effective fall-protection solutions that will provide your associates the greatest safety and peace of mind
  • Facility/Environmental Protection
  • Preventive programs for safe handling of flammable materials and dangerous chemicals
  • Hazardous-spill prevention and control strategies
  • Minimizing risk from slippery work surfaces
  • Traffic safety, poor visibility, and more           

Repiratory Protection

  • Air quality sampling and monitoring
  • Fit testing and proper use training
  • Your turnkey solution: A complete supplied air solution

Arc Flash Analysis

  • NFPA 70E education programs
  • Electrical hazards analysis and prevention
  • Ongoing support and regulatory compliance

Confined Space Entry

  • Evaluate your current confined-space protection
  • Recommend evacuation and ventilator systems to reduce risk
  • Ensure accident-prevention plans are current and comply with industry and regulatory standards

Instrumentation

  • Service center for portable instrumentation and respiratory equipment
  • Warranty, repair, overhaul, flow testing, and recalibration services
  • Preventive maintenance programs
  • Rentals

Singage, Identification, Marking

  • Lockout, tagout, and facility safety signage
  • Identification system and employee education
  • Facility signage/identification surveys
  • Training and Education
  • Develop and conduct site and exposure/risk specific programs
  • OSHA, CSA, DOT, EPA and NFPA regulatory compliance
  • Lockout/tagout, electrical safety/arc flash, confined space, fall protection

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Standardization programs — we represent 98% of the manufacturers
  • A complete safety audit of your plant
  • Safety equipment cost-savings reports and management

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