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W.W. Grainger, North America's leading broad line distributor of facilities maintenance products, on October 14 announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of SafetyCertified Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"As North America's largest distributor of safety products, we are committed to helping businesses and institutions manage and operate safe and healthy workplaces," said Mike Pulick, president of Grainger's U.S. Business. "As our customers are asked to do more with less, they are looking for a provider who can meet both product and service needs. By integrating new service capabilities like SafetyCertified into our U.S. business, we will be able to offer solutions that we expect will help our customers maintain regulatory compliance, reduce accident and injury rates and decrease operating costs."
The SafetyCertified business is a safety and risk-management business that offers an online program to assist organizations in their efforts to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, with program features around OSHA analysis, compliance, training and research. Grainger will offer this fee-based online service to complement its extensive safety product line and focus on comprehensive safety solutions.