Corporate Profiles

February 2020



Corporate Profiles: ThermOmegaTech

For over 35 years, ThermOmegaTech® has been a leader in the design and manufacture of self-actuating thermostatic temperature control solutions. We provide innovative solutions for a wide range of industrial applications including tepid water delivery, washdown, freeze protection, scald protection, mixing & diverting, steam traps, drain tempering, and many other applications where efficient and reliable temperature control is critical.

The Therm-O-Mix® Station ensures that emergency safety shower and face/eyewash stations are instantly and continuously provided with OSHA-compliant 80°F tepid water using only a facility’s existing steam and water supplies. Designed to function 100% mechanically, the station does not require a source of electricity to operate, making it particularly suitable for explosion-proof environments.

We offer a range of washdown station options to fit into any facility’s maintenance procedures. The STVM® Washdown Station mixes together steam and water to instantly produce a high-pressure wash at a user-defined temperature. Designed to be in-line serviceable with a removeable cartridge, the STVM® Washdown Station reduces production line downtime during regularly scheduled maintenance. For facilities without an available source of steam, we offer a hot/cold water mixing washdown station, as well as a cold-water only station.

Our freeze protection valves are used to protect water systems during the frigid winter months. Relied on by thousands across the country, our self-actuating thermostatic valves protect emergency safety showers, piping, pumps, condensate systems, fire lines, and other equipment with a resupply line.

On the opposite side of the temperature spectrum, water-bearing pipes can easily become overheated due to solar radiation or malfunctioning heat tracing. To prevent potentially scalding hot water being released from emergency safety shower and face/eyewash stations our scald protection valves automatically drain excessively hot water from emergency fixtures.

Founded in 1983, ThermOmegaTech® is a privately held organization located just outside of Philadelphia, PA. Over 95% of our products are manufactured, calibrated, and tested in-house. R&D, prototype development, and integrated solutions are managed on site and our products are distributed and used worldwide.

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Corporate Profiles: SafeStart

SafeStart is a safety company focused on human factors. Our mission is to reduce preventable deaths and injuries both on and off the job. We make human factors more understandable, safety training more personable, and give organizations around the world a more engaging and useful approach to keeping people safe.

With our flagship SafeStart training program, we’ve taught millions of employees in over 30 languages how to reduce human error, guiding them to take practical safety skills from the workplace into their homes and communities.

We’ve also trained supervisors to understand and manage human factors in the workplace, and advised senior leaders to achieve operational excellence in quality, service and productivity with a culture deeply rooted in safety.

SafeStart’s unique combination of individual and system solutions gives companies a more dynamic and reliable approach to keeping people safe – with a positive ROI and lasting employee engagement. Our practical approach to learning and our transformative human factors framework allow our consultants, staff and clients to unlock continuous improvements and tackle the toughest workforce challenges.

SafeStart is a management company that cares about the safety of individual workers. A training company that cares about organizational excellence. A learning company that cares about 24/7 performance.

SafeStart is the next generation of safety management and training. Learn more at

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Corporate Profile: RPB Safety LLC

For over 40 years, RPB Safety has worked to provide the world’s industrial workers with comfortable, high-quality respiratory protection. From humble beginnings in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the 1970s, we expanded into Australia in 1982. In 1998, we entered the U.S. market, while continuing to expand into other countries around the world and, by 2006, RPB had opened a warehouse in Los Angeles to expedite shipping to our U.S. customers.

To better serve our U.S. and international markets, we relocated our global headquarters to a purpose-built manufacturing facility in Detroit, in 2012 – from which all RPB products are proudly manufactured. Most recently, RPB opened a warehouse in Belgium to service the European markets faster and easier than ever before. And with two key international offices in New Zealand and the United Kingdom, RPB has grown to become a globally trusted name in the respiratory protection market. RPB’s mission is to protect you for life’s best moments by creating the world’s best industrial respirators that advance your safety and increase your productivity. We believe that comfort is essential to both safety and productivity, so these principles guide our research and development department.

The abrasive blasting industry was where RPB began, and our extensive learnings from this industry have enabled us to transfer our expertise to serve other industries as well. As a result, we have greatly expanded our product line with exciting innovations in the welding/fabrication, painting, pharmaceutical, and general engineering and safety industries.

Along with our quality products, RPB believes in working with quality distributors. To provide our customers with the best service possible, we are particular about who we allow to become an official RPB distributor. We choose companies that are proactive and focus on providing the best possible solutions. As technology and industry progress, RPB continues to innovate and provide revolutionary solutions to the market, ensuring you make it home safely at the end of the day.

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Corporate Profiles: Protective Industrial Products USA

Protective Industrial Products’ global mission of “Bringing the Best of the World to You®” is fulfilled every day by way of its portfolio of companies and brands. PIP is a leader in providing innovative safety products to wholesalers and distributors in industrial channels. PIP, along with its recognized leading industrial brands: G-Tek®, Assurance®, Kut-Gard, QRP®, Maximum Safety®, Dynamic®, Uniform Technology® and, most recently, Boss®, are relied on for personal protection by workers every day.

For PIP, safety is unique to every channel. By leveraging expertise in differentiated end-user markets, PIP understands the unique challenges that workers in multiple applications face and strive to minimize risk by delivering tailored PPE solutions for the task at hand. PIP offers a complete line of safety equipment that spans hand and arm protection, protective clothing, head protection, hearing protection, safety eyewear, respiratory safety, cold and heat stress, controlled environment, electrical safety, emergency responder, first aid, warning beacons, and ergonomic products.

PIP builds its product line with a very clear value proposition of “quality, integrity and safety.” PIP’s products have been designed and rigorously tested to meet and surpass industry standards and to ensure products perform well “at work” and beyond.

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Corporate Profiles: Marlin Company

Marlin is the global leader in workplace digital signage, helping companies reach employees using the latest SaaS-based technology. Since 1913, Marlin has been at the forefront in visual communication for the workplace, constantly inventing new, more effective ways to reach workers and influence their behavior.

Marlin’s legacy product, often called “the Marlin board,” was essentially a wall magazine that held posters with industry-specific content and eye-catching graphics. Subscribers received new content frequently to keep employees engaged. Today, Marlin is a fully digital company with its Electronic Communication Station, a workplace digital signage solution designed to engage, inform and motivate employees with dynamic visual content.

Marlin is the only digital signage company focused exclusively on the workplace, with emphasis on hard-to-reach employees in manufacturing, warehouse distribution, transportation and sanitation. Its patented technology is known for ease-of-use and flexibility. Marlin provides industry-specific content covering critical compliance and performance issues, as well as holistic content that supports morale and culture.

With more than 13,000 installations across the United States and around the world, Marlin supports companies of all sizes. Whether they need one screen at a single location, or an enterprisewide deployment, Marlin offers the flexibility to meet their needs. Marlin has many longtime customers who rely on them to provide innovative ways to capture employees’ attention in an ever-changing workplace.

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Corporate Profiles: Kobelco Welding of America, Inc.

Kobelco Welding of America, Inc. was established in 1990 as a wholesale company owned by Kobe Steel USA Holding for marketing Kobelco welding consumables in North America and Latin America.

We are a leading supplier of stainless steel flux cored, mild steel flux/metal cored and solid wires with six warehouses located throughout the United States to service the welding industry. We are proud of our reputation of unsurpassed quality products and excellent customer service.

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Corporate Profiles: J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Serving more than 600,000 customers, including 90% of the Fortune 1000® companies, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of safety and regulatory compliance solutions. Organizations of all sizes rely on our expert insights to help create safe work environments and simplify the complexities of regulatory compliance.

As a privately held, family-owned company founded in 1953, we’re committed to helping protect lives and safeguarding businesses every day. Our expertise spans nearly 1,500 topics, and our insights, flexible solutions and services help organizations create safe and compliant workplaces. J. J. Keller subject matter experts specialize in regulatory compliance and best practices across a variety of industries.

Our products and services help to safeguard workers, reduce risk and build operational confidence. We offer supplies such as security seals, signs, PPE, lockout/tagout devices, placards and more, along with other solutions from forms, publications, training and online management tools to consulting, professional services, electronic logging and mobile technologies. With this wide range of offerings, we’re able to provide customers with a consistent, comprehensive safety and compliance program as a single-source provider.

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Corporate Profiles: Gateway Safety, Inc.

Gateway Safety – family owned and operated – designs and manufactures award-winning, cost-effective industrial safety products in eye, face, head, hearing and respiratory protection. For over 75 years, Gateway Safety has committed to developing quality safety products that look and fit better for workers in the field.

Rather than simply copying other products, Gateway Safety’s product design effort is focused on the actual worker. These efforts result in unique, contemporary safety products that are extremely stylish and comfortable. Several Gateway Safety products have been awarded patents from the USPTO for innovative features that provide true, differentiated comfort. As a result, employees not only like what they’re wearing, but also stay in compliance for their employers – all day long.

Temple Technology® is one such example of Gateway Safety’s proven product innovation. The Temple Technology product family, made up of four different styles of safety eyewear, has become extremely popular due to the revolutionary comfort these safety glasses provide to workers. Their unique, patented temple designs have been engineered to fit workers more comfortably for longer shifts or even all day. Workers, employers and safety professionals have noticed the difference. Gateway Safety continues its effort to provide innovative products in all product categories, with several new, differentiated products hitting the market this year.

At the same time, Gateway Safety continues to maintain its focus on product excellence, helping to provide employers with the peace of mind that their workers are wearing safe, durable products. Gateway Safety communicates this by partnering with third-party, accredited testing agencies and laboratories to test and certify products to the highest applicable standards. This extra step lets employers know they’re getting quality products that will actually perform in the field.

For high quality, innovative and comfortable safety products, contact Gateway Safety or visit for more information.

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Corporate Profiles: Columbia Southern University

For more than 25 years, Columbia Southern University has been a leader in occupational safety and health education. Taught by experienced safety experts, CSU’s occupational safety and health degree programs meet the educational requirements mandated by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals for the Associate Safety Professional designation (ASP®) and the Certified Safety Professional designation (CSP®). CSU’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in occupational safety and health are Graduate Safety Practitioner® Qualified Academic Programs through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and are board-approved through the Institute for Safety and Health Management. The National Safety Council is a CSU Learning Partner.

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Corporate Profiles: ClickSafety

As the first authorized OSHA 10 and 30 Outreach Training online provider, ClickSafety has a history of helping businesses build strong safety culture to protect workers.

Since 1999, ClickSafety training solutions have been deployed to over 10,000 organizations worldwide, including leading construction, general industry and engineering firms. ClickSafety works diligently to uphold an established reputation as an IACET Accredited Provider since 2008 by adhering to the ANSI/IACET Standard for Continuing Education and Training. In 2019, ClickSafety acquired SPAN International Training, the most recognizable provider of exam prep workshops and self-study materials for Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) certifications.

Experience, convenience and expertise is what you can expect from ClickSafety. Visit our website to discover 250-plus online safety courses and training solutions designed to help you build a strong safety culture.

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