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November 1, 1999
By Pulp & Paper Canada

LOUISVILLE, KY — “Safety is a strategic goal for any company, or it should be,” said Jerry Nichter, president of Orr Safety Corporation, one of the largest privately owned safety distributors in the …

LOUISVILLE, KY — “Safety is a strategic goal for any company, or it should be,” said Jerry Nichter, president of Orr Safety Corporation, one of the largest privately owned safety distributors in the US with reported sales of $65 million (US) in 1998. For every dollar spent on safety products, a company spends an additional two to four dollars on safety costs. Capitalizing on this trend, the company has positioned itself as a provider of managed safety solutions. It uses the latest computer software and applications, such as electronic data interchange, supply chain management and electronic commerce, to deliver products and services seamlessly to customers. For instance, workers can directly order products by going to Orr Safety’s website, thereby cutting out a company’s purchasing agent. There are built-in security measures to ensure that employees can order only safety products suited to their job. “It puts the responsibility in the hands of the worker,” Nichter said.

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