Quest Safety Products: Partnering with You to Protect Your Workers in Any Environment

As a Construction Safety Manager, you have a lot on your plate, but three priorities stand out above others:

  1. Reduce injuries, avoid fatalities
  2. Ensure timely delivery of supplies, reduce project delays at jobsites
  3. Keep costs under control

Quest Safety Products can assist you in all three areas.

Partner with Quest for all your safety needs. We will create solutions to match all your priorities!

Through extensive training, our territory managers understand the construction industry and the hazards involved. Through years of experience working with construction customers, they also understand the business side. We measure our success through an inventory accuracy rate of 99.8% and an order accuracy rate of 98.4%. We will get your workers the PPE and supplies they need, when they need it.

Have your employees ever walked onto a construction jobsite and realized they did not have the proper mix of equipment needed for the job that day? At Quest Safety we pride ourselves on helping you reduce potential project delays and unnecessary costs.

Learn more about how Quest does business within the Construction Industry

Quest understands that your job and the success of your company depends on more than just the safety of our employees. Success also depends on effectively fitting safety into your company, its culture, and your bottom line. See details of how Quest does business on the following pages:

Hard Facts






The Hard Facts of Dangers in the Construction Industry

Construction work is dangerous. This industry leads workplace accidents, and too many of those accidents are fatalities. Look at the numbers:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2016. The construction industry had 991 worker deaths. This number is up from 937 deaths in 2015. Of the 991 deaths, 63.7% were caused by what OSHA refers to as the Fatal Four:

  • Slips, trips, and falls (384 deaths) - 38.7%
  • Struck by objects (93 deaths) - 9.4%
  • Electrocutions (82 deaths) - 8.3%
  • Caught in or between equipment or objects (72 deaths) - 7.3%

(These numbers do not include deaths caused by highway collisions.)

Don't let your workers become a safety statistic.

The National Safety Council conducted the Employee Perception of Workplace Safety survey in 2017. The results below are specific to the construction industry with respondents answering whether they agree to the statements. Some of their findings were frightening.

  • Management does only the minimum required by law to keep employees safe - 51%
  • Safety takes a back seat to completing job tasks - 58%
  • Employees are resistant to working safely - 56%

In 2016, there were 203,500 non-fatal injuries/illnesses reported. 82,800 of those cases required days away from work. Quest knows that even these cases affect your bottom line.

Don't let injuries drive your up your labor costs or bring down your quality!

Here is OSHA's Top 10 Most Cited Standards for Construction: 2017. Do you run into these problems?

  1. Fall Protection: Duty to have fall protection
  2. Scaffolds: General requirements
  3. Ladders
  4. Fall Protection: Training requirements
  5. Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment: Eye and face protection
  6. Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment: Head Protection
  7. Toxic and Hazardous Substances: Hazard Communication
  8. Scaffolds: Aerial lifts
  9. General Safety and Health Provisions
  10. Fall Protection: criteria and practices

These deaths and injuries are preventable through changing the working environment, how people work, or how they are protected.

Fall Protection

Quest Safety Products can create safety solutions handcrafted specifically for the construction industry and specifically your company.

You have numerous options when it comes to buying safety products. Why partner with Quest for your safety needs? The Quest business model is what distinguishes us from other safety distributors.

It is our philosophy and business culture that distinguishes Quest from other safety distributors.

  • Solution-oriented approach
  • Customer dedication
  • Partnership focus
  • Long-term relationship goals

Investigate the services we offer. Are these services you currently use or would like to add in the future? Check out our case studies to see solutions we have created for customers. Would these types of solutions help your business? Our Introduction to Quest Safety Products video will also give you a feel for how we do business. You can also read an article featuring Quest that appeared in the June 2017 issue of the magazine Construction in Focus.

Solution-Oriented Approach

Trained Specialists

What do we mean by Solution-Oriented Approach? How does that differ from other companies? Many companies start business with customers using canned presentations that they deliver to every customer. What many of those sales representatives present to customers are the latest products on the market or items their suppliers have asked them to push. Quest takes a different approach.

Our Method: You talk, we listen: When approaching potential customers we start by asking questions and listening to what is really being said. How does your company handle safety? What practices are working well? What areas need improvement? We will ask you questions about your pain points, your current projects, your safety culture, and what you want from a supplier. In some areas we dive deeper, looking for causes, trends or opportunities.

Our territory manager will then work with a team of safety professional to handcraft a solution to increase safety or introduce cost savings. After getting to know you and understand your needs, we offer strategies to take those safety practices or cost savings even further.

Trained Specialists: Because we are heavily invested in a select group of industries, we are constantly training and keeping abreast of the latest technology and trends in those areas. Quest's sales and customer service teams have completed over 300 hours of SEE (Safety Equipment Expert) Certification training. Several members of our sales team have achieved QSSP (Qualified Safety Sales Professional) Certification and the 10/30 Hour OSHA General Industry Certification. We consistently receive hands-on training from the people who know safety products best - 3M, Honeywell, Ergodyne, National Safety Apparel, Radians, Accuform, DuPont, Ansell, and many more.

We understand OSHA's regulations and ANSI standards, as well as what our customers go through to keep their employees safe. We work with manufacturers who focus on this customer base.

Each solution we create for you will include: industry knowledge, technical training, connections to industry experts, and experience in knowing what works.

Customer Dedication

Customer Service: Our personal service and technical knowledge are the cornerstones of our business model. Being a partner with you means making sure you always have quick access to the right products for the right applications.

Product Demos

Inventory Alignment Strategy: We promise to have the right safety equipment either on-hand or JIT. We deliver on this promise by working with the appropriate people on-site like field superintendents and safety managers and offsite with company management to identify commonly used equipment. We then design a stocking plan around those items. It's part of a specific inventory alignment strategy, and a special service that sets us apart from other distributors.

New Product Announcements: Through territory manager visits and newsletters you know always know about new products or technologies that fit your needs.

Product Demonstrations: Quest is a member of SafetyNetwork.me, a safety buying group made up by the leading safety distributors and manufacturers throughout the United States. Quest and representatives of leading manufacturers like 3M, DBI/Capital Safety, Honeywell, and others offer product demonstrations or Q&A meetings to our customers.

Partnership Focus

We offer a partnership where Quest assists you in keeping your workers safe in any environment. We know you have more than just safety statistics on your plate, you have financial obligations. Here's a couple ways we can help you.

Competitive Pricing: Being a member of SafetyNetwork.me, the largest safety buying group in America, gives Quest the advantage of competitive pricing, the latest information from industry experts, and extensive training on safety products and practices. We pass those benefits on to our customers.

Cost Savings: In addition to competitive pricing due to our membership in SafetyNetwork.me, we also help you uncover additional cost saving opportunities. We may know of other products with the same credentials that are less expensive, and possibly worth a trial. Here is just one example of cost savings:

Product SKU Standardization

Gloves are a commodity, and many manufactures make them. There may be several different model numbers that are essentially the same thing. If your company is using three or four types of gloves coming from two to four different manufacturers, we may be able to reduce the number of SKUs to one - then capitalize on a volume buy.

We're performing this type of analysis and others all the time - and passing on the information to help save customers time and money. Check out our case studies section for more examples of cost savings provided to our customers.

HUBZone Spending: Quest is HUBZone and MBE certified and can work with you if you have spending requirements to meet. See our Capability Statement for additional information.

Transparency and Reporting: Our territory managers can regularly provide reports on purchases and spending, so you are never in the dark.

Equipment Assistance: We can also assist with equipment inspections, re-certifications, and repairs.

All fall protection equipment must be inspected by a Competent Person at least twice a year according to industry safety standards, such as ANSI A10.32-2012, which states, "All fall protection shall be inspected at least every six months by a competent person."

Knowledge: Sometimes, knowledge can make the difference between safety success and failure. Quest ensures you and your workers have additional safety information at your fingertips through our Knowledge Center on QuestSafety.com, monthly newsletters, and our partnership with Safeopedia.com, the leading safety wiki on the Internet. Safeopedia.com publishes articles, Q&As and Safety Moments to help workers in all industries.

Long-Term Relationship Goals

Timeline maps at Quest are never straight lines. We see our relationships looking more like an infinity symbol, continuing for years and always growing stronger. Take a look at the Customer Buying Cycle at Quest map below. This map was created to show customers that they will more than just a number to Quest's territory managers. Our territory managers will work closely with you to know your business and find the safety solutions to fit your needs.

Click on the map below. It will give you an idea of what to expect when meeting with Quest territory managers for the first time.

Safety Products

We provide the full range of construction safety equipment from all the major manufacturers, including:

Safety Products
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Head Protection
    • Eye and Face Protection
    • Hearing Protection
    • Hi-Viz Apparel
  • Fall Protection
  • Facility Identification (Signs/Labels)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Lockout Tagout (LOTO)
  • Traffic Control: Cones, Barricades, Fencing
  • Material Handling Equipment
  • Contamination Control
  • Safety Cabinets and Cans
  • Spill Containment
  • Lighting: Flashlights, Floodlights, Headlamps, Area Lighting
  • Gas Detection
  • 5S organization
  • Janitorial and MRO Supplies (e.g. wipes/tapes/soaps/sealants)

How can we make managing your safety responsibilities easier and more cost effective?

Schedule a Free Assessment of Your Safety Needs Today.