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The Jan./Feb. issue of Industrial Supply magazine features an in-depth cover story about Arbill’s goal to help customers strive for zero workplace injuries.

In the Industrial Safety story, which is titled Safer Every Day, author Rich Vurva backs up a claim I have been making for years safe companies are more profitable companies. Rich references research published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. As stated in the story, “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.”

Industrial Supply Magazine Arbill Feature
Julie Copeland, Arbill, CEO

Seeing this story in print reminded me of how rewarding it is when Arbill is recognized for the work we do make sure workers go home safely after every shift.

Julie CopelandArbill, CEO

Another highlight of the article was an observation Rich made when he came to our office to conduct the interview. Rich 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.”

Other topics covered included Arbill’s SafetyCare program which combines safety products, OSHA compliance and safety training, safety programs and safety technology into one package. As part of SafetyCare, our 10% injury reduction guarantee was also mentioned. In addition, the story covered our line of Truline personal protection products, EHS training and consulting services, as well as our best-in-class distribution practices.

To read the entire story, click here.

Industrial Supply, also known as “The voice of distribution,” serves 30,000-plus industrial distributors and independent manufacturer reps in the United States. To subscribe to Industrial Supply, click here.

For assistance with your safety needs, including PPE, EHS training or consulting services, safety programs or safety technology, contact your Arbill representative, call 800-523-5367 or visit us at