Safety Orientation Savvy

Safety Orientation Savvy What importance do you place on safety? By Michelle Garetson July 2000 The first days and weeks in a new job can be very stressful as the new employee tries to get settled and get busy with what he or she was...


Crews, Inc., PO Box 751255, Memphis, TN 38175; (800) 821-6543; www.crewsinc.com; Established in 1984, Crews, Inc. has become a world leader in eye and face protection products. Our manufacturing and distribution processes feature the latest technology allowing us to provide excellent quality and customer service. All of Crews' products meet or exceed the NSI Z87.1-1989 Standards where applicable.

DT Labs/Bio-Protective Products, Inc., 626 Armstrong Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102; (651) 292-9391; www.bio-wipe-bag.com; We manufacture a line of invertible wipe and containments bags and spillmats. Our bio-wipe bags are OSHA-compliant for personal protective equipment in picking up and wiping potential blood-borne pathogens or human fluids. Our products serve the medical/emergency and industrial sorbent/spill markets, as well as consumer areas (i.e. air sickness bags).

Earmark, 1125 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06514; (203) 777-2130; www.earmark.com; Earmark manufactures wireless radio headsets engineered for harsh, difficult, and noisy work environments. Increase safety and improve productivity by communicating hands-free. Call for information on our free 30-day trial.

Elvex Corp., 13 Trowbridge Dr., Bethel, CT 06801;www.elvex.com; Hearing protection: earmuffs and ear plugs, with up to 29 dB NRR. Eye protection: UV and Blue Light protective safety glasses in stylish wrap frames.

ERB Safety, No. 1 Safety Way, Woodstock, GA 30188; (770) 926-7944; www.e-ERB.com; ERB Safety manufactures and offers a complete line of quality personal protective equipment. The 2000 catalog features a wide selection of protective eyewear from traditional to contemporary styles, all meeting the requirements of ANSI Z87.1.

Fieldtex Products Inc., 3055 Brighton Henrietta, Town Line Road, Rochester, NY 14623; www.fieldtex.com; Manufacturer of full line of First Aid Kits and Supplies. Soft-sided and plastic kits available.

Gateway Safety Inc., 4722 Spring Road, Cleveland, OH 44131; (800) 822-5347; www.gatewaysafety.com; Manufacturer of personal protective equipment, specializing in eye and face protection. Our workplace safety products include: safety glasses, welding goggles, impact goggles, face shields, hard hats, eyewash systems, and various eyewear accessories.

Gloves Inc., 85 Constitution Dr., Taunton, MA 02780; (800) 225-6076; www.glovesafety.com; We supply all industrial work gloves and rain gear, boots, etc. We also carry vinyl disposable gloves, aprons, and other safety items.

H.L. Bouton Company, Inc., PO Box 840, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532; (508) 295-3300; www.hlbouton.com;H.L. Bouton is a leading manufacturer of safety eyewear, lens cleaning, and eyewash products.

H&S Manufacturing, Inc., Box B, 727 East Broadway, Williston, ND 58801; (800) 827-3091; www.h-and-smfg.com; Manufacture disposable clean-up kits (HEP-AID® and NEW-AID™) for clean-up and disposal of blood and body fluids. Also manufacture absorbents, personal protections kits, CPR protection kit, compliance manual and several storage items.

Illumination Polymer Technologies, Inc. (IPT), 1751 W. Diehl Rd., Ste. 400, Naperville, IL 60563; (630) 717-6700; www.goeken.com; IPT's Personal Safetyware™ line consists of self-illuminated poncho and split vests; belts, arm/ankle bands; and canine unit dog collars, which enhances personal visibility up to one mile. IPT incorporated its patented PolyBrite™ technology into its line of safety products. IPT products run on standard batteries and are shock-proof and weather resistant.

Jackson Products, Inc., 2997 Clarkson Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017; (800) 253-7281; www.jacksonproducts.com; Manufacturer of personal protection equipment for the welding, safety, and construction markets. Welding helmets, auto-darkening filters, safety caps, goggles, hearing protection. All our products meet or exceed ANSI Standards.

Koehler-Bright Star, Inc., 380 Stewart Rd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706; (800) 631-3814; www.flashlight.com; U.S. manufacturer of industrial-grade flashlight, lanterns, and headlamps, including models UL listed for use in Division 1 hazardous locations.

Magid Glove and Safety Mfg. Co., 2060 N. Kolmar Ave., Chicago, IL 60614; (800) 444-8030; www.magidglove.com; Manufacturer and national distributor - selling direct - of industrial work gloves, protective clothing, industrial hygiene, and safety equipment.

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