Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Providers

The Greater Atlantic City Chamber members are committed to helping businesses keep their employees and customers safe. The following member companies have voluntarily indicated they source, manufacture or distribute PPE equipment.  Contact them directly for availability and pricing.  Want to be added to the list?

Global Industrial

An industry leader with 1.7+ million products in 21 industrial and commercial categories.

One of those categories is PPE as a full line of COVID related products.  Global Industrial has a sales and customer service center in Robbinsville, NJ and local representation in Brigantine for Atlantic City and the surrounding areas.

CONTACT  

Brian Peters, Manager, Territory Sales

Phone:  (609) 223-6619  |  Mobile:  (609) 731-8829

Email:  bpeters1@globalindustrial.com

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NK Textiles

Make your own mask to make a difference.

NK Textiles is a 75 year old fabric company whose core business is selling fabric to manufacturers of dance, gymnastics, cheer and workout attire. Due to the pandemic, we have pivoted to producing hand sanitizer and masks.

CONTACT  

Michael Pico, COO

Phone:  (646) 899-4979  |  Email:  michaelp@nipkowkobelt.com

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Quality Concepts, Inc.

Welcome to Quality Concepts, Inc., where promoting your business is our business.

We present our PPE Signature Collection, carefully selected items that we refresh weekly with the newest items to help re-open your businesses, welcome back employees, WFH necessities and so on. Please feel free to email me for your prices and availability. Also, if you don’t see it, we have it!

CONTACT  

Michael Santori, PPE Expert

Phone:  (800) 745-6120 ext. 18 

Email:  msantori@qualityconcepts.com

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Santastik by Little Water Distillery

The world has changed.  We are adapting to it.

As small breweries and distilleries felt the shock of COVID-19 across the world, Little Water Distillery was among those who became licensed to produce a hand sanitizer in-accordance with the World Health Organization’s prescribed formula for handrub during the viral pandemic. Since that time, they have met the needs of both their immediate area as well as communities nationwide.

CONTACT  

Phone:  (609) 344-7867  |  Email: info@santastiksupplies.com

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VRC Medical Supply

The world has changed.  We are adapting to it.

VRC Medical Supply offers pharmaceutical and PPE supplies to hospitals, surgery centers and other medical offices. We also offer PPE supplies to retail and food service facilities.

CONTACT  

Dan Snodgrass

Phone:  (732) 855-5800  |  Email: danvrcmedical@gmail.com

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FAQ

 The following are commonly asked questions with answer from government agencies.

We encourage everyone to keep informed on changes and updated information by checking in with the official websites for the Center for Disease Control, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

 

What is the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE”, as equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, earplugs or muffs, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls, vests and full body suits.

Is hand sanitizer effective against COVID-19?

Per the U. S. Food and Drug Administration, the best way to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of getting sick is by washing your hands with plain soap and water, advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is essential, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing one’s nose. If soap and water are not available, CDC recommends consumers use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

How do I wear Cloth Face Coverings?

Per the Center for Disease Control (CDC), cloth face coverings are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when combined with every day preventive actions and social distancing in public settings.  Read more on CDC guidance on Cloth Face Coverings.

Where can I learn more about best practices for my business?

The Greater Atlantic City Chamber has collected more than 50 best practice documents created by government agencies and industry associations.  You can view them by clicking here.

What can be done to ensure proper use of personal protective equipment?

Per OSHA, all personal protective equipment should be safely designed and constructed, and should be maintained in a clean and reliable fashion. It should fit comfortably, encouraging worker use. If the personal protective equipment does not fit properly, it can make the difference between being safely covered or dangerously exposed. When engineering, work practice, and administrative controls are not feasible or do not provide sufficient protection, employers must provide personal protective equipment to their workers and ensure its proper use. Employers are also required to train each worker required to use personal protective equipment to know:

  • When it is necessary
  • What kind is necessary
  • How to properly put it on, adjust, wear and take it off
  • The limitations of the equipment
  • Proper care, maintenance, useful life, and disposal of the equipment

If PPE is to be used, a PPE program should be implemented. This program should address the hazards present; the selection, maintenance, and use of PPE; the training of employees; and monitoring of the program to ensure its ongoing effectiveness.