Julie Copeland, the CEO of Philadelphia-based Arbill, a leading workplace safety company, is the focus of the cover story in the January/February issue of Industrial Supply magazine. The story spotlights Arbill's efforts to help companies in their pursuit of zero workplace injuries. 

Copeland commented “It is always rewarding when Arbill and our dedicated employees are recognized by the national media for the hard work we are doing to make sure our client’s employees make it home safely after every shift.”

Topics covered in the article included Arbill’s ability to reduce workplace injuries through its SafetyCare program, which combines safety products, OSHA compliance and safety training, safety programs and safety technology into one package. A unique component of Arbill’s SafetyCare program is a 10% injury reduction guarantee, which was also touted. In addition, the story covered Arbill’s line of Truline personal protection products, EHS training and consulting services, as well as the company’s best-in-class distribution practices.

The article’s author, Rich Vurva, backed up a claim that Julie Copeland has been making for years: “safe companies are more profitable companies.” The author referenced research published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. “In the report, researchers investigated whether there was a correlation between the stock market performance of companies that had been recognized for leadership in safety compared to other companies. Researchers found that over a period of 13 years, the “safe company index” returns were 333 percent. By contrast, over that same period of time, the S&P 500 returned 105 percent. The study adds to the growing evidence that a healthy and safe workplace correlates with a company’s performance and its ability to provide positive returns to shareholders.”

Another highlight of the article was an observation Mr. Vurva made when he came to Arbill’s office to conduct the interview with Copeland. The author wrote “As a reminder of the importance of the work they do, client testimonials are stenciled in the employee breakroom, the warehouse and in offices and hallways throughout the company’s headquarters. One in particular is so on target it’s as if it was written by Copeland herself. It reads, “Since working with Arbill, we have had ZERO recordables and no near misses or incidents. This has had a positive impact on both productivity and morale.”

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About Arbill

As a leading provider of safety services, safety technology and safety products, Arbill is literally saving lives every day at industrial worksites throughout the United States. An award-winning supplier of all-things safety, for nearly 75 years, Arbill’s clients have counted on Arbill to make sure their employees go home safely after every shift. To assure our clients meet their safety goals, Arbill’s safety professionals are revolutionizing the way companies incorporate safety into their daily routines.

Through Arbill’s comprehensive SafetyCare program, which includes over 60 safety services, technology tools and more than 200,000 stocked safety products (including nearly 1,000 items manufactured under Arbill’s highly-respected Truline brand), Arbill makes it easy for safety conscious firms to provide their team members with the tools they need to create a culture of safety throughout their organization and reduce injuries. Arbill is a women-owned business and a member of WBENC.

For more information on Arbill, visit www.arbill.com