Posted by Jeremy Smith on May 23, 2015
Smith Safety & Supply has been
providing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for over 21 years. We know industrial
safety gear is changing and it is moving fast. Years ago, you bought
from your local safety supply company and didn’t shop around much. You bought
the same leather palm glove for years and didn’t try anything new. Well times
are changing, and we are changing with it. The reason why
we do what we do, is that we want to see every worker get home to their
families safe. With that in mind, a massive advancement in materials science, new super strong fibers, and new processes have changed the game with safety products. New products that do it better, faster, and safer. As a whole, we have been doing a pretty good job getting the word out but, as an industry
but we have a lot of room for improvement. People are still getting hurt by using the wrong type of safety equipment, or worse yet, ...... none at all.
Here’s some statistics ….. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
4,585 workers were killed on the job in 2013.
That’s more than 12 a day. Twelve fathers, sons, brothers, sisters, mothers, daughters that won’t get to come home to their families. As we celebrate Memorial Day, we want to make sure EVERYONE comes home safe to their families. How we are going to do that is by giving you the information you need to make the right decisions. Do I need cut level gloves vs regular gloves? What’s the difference between class 2 and class 3 hi-vis gear? So do I need a lanyard or self-retracting lifeline to prevent construction falls? We will help to answer some of your questions and more.
We have partnered with some of the leading experts from 3M, Allegro, Atlas Glove, Bayco, Bellingham, Black Stallion, Bolle, Bulwark FR, Caiman, Carhartt, Chilly Grip, DeWalt, Dupont Tyvek, Edge Eyewear, Forester, French Creek Production, Frog Wear, Gerson, Howard Leight, Jackson, Justrite, Kidde, Kinco, Majestic, Masterlock, Maxiflex, Moldex, Monk, MSA, Ninjaflex, North by Honeywell, Occunomix, Onguard, Pac-Kit, PIP, Pyramex, Radians, Rasco FR, Rubbermaid, Sellstrom, Seymour, Showa, Shurtape, Smith & Wesson, Southern Glove, Speakman, Spilltech, Sqwincher, Sunrise, Uvex, Valeo, Weldas, and many others.
So as you can see, it’s not just us. We have the leading companies in the industrial safety products and protection industry to help you provide the best protection for your workers. That’s why we developed this new website. We want it to be a resource for companies to help protect their workers and workers to help protect themselves. Where they can get the information they want and the solutions they need to make sure everyone comes home safe.
Here are some things that we will be doing over the next couple of months.
So keep coming back, we have a lot of work to do and if you have any suggestions, you can always reach me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your time! And be safe out there!
Vice President - Smith Safety & Supply Division