Introducing Our Latest Contributor: Wise Safety & Environmental
We are proud to announce our latest contributor: Wise Safety & Environmental!
Here at Safeopedia, we are always looking for knowledgeable and reputable contributors who can provide high-quality articles, Q&As, and safety moments for our visitors. Today, we are happy to announce that Safeopedia readers can look forward to new and exciting content from our latest contributor, Wise Safety & Environmental!
Wise Safety & Environmental has 40 years of experience to celebrate, but the company story goes back even further. After returning from military service in World War II, WSE company founder Rudolph Wise, Sr. made a sales call to a well-known automotive plant: General Motors. He walked out with an order for 100 dozen work gloves and, from then on, focused on selling to industrial manufacturing plants.
In the 1970s, the company focused on selling a growing array of gloves and safety equipment, and in the 1980s, the company began bringing complementary quality safety companies together to provide seamlessly integrated safety equipment, repair, and training programs.
Today, the company consists of Wise El Santo Co. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Reis Environmental, with operating divisions of Oha Instruments, Zink Safety, and Reis Emergency Products & Services. Together, the companies distribute safety and health products and services.
Custom Fit Training Programs
Part of the challenge of developing best practices for workplace health and safety is not just having the right equipment for the job, but making sure that employees know how to properly wear, use, or operate each piece of equipment.
Training programs that are disconnected from equipment manufacturers can cause problems when it comes to meeting safety guidelines and policies. WSE addresses this serious concern with an approach that connects equipment, training, and maintenance.
Just as safety gloves need to be the right size for each employee, WSE training programs are never one-size-fits-all. Wise Safety and Environmental training is customized to fit the needs of the client company and their specific equipment, job site, and project. Classes can be held at WSE corporate offices or at the customer's facility or site.
Wise Safety and Environmental provides training programs and inspection processes based on the applicable OSHA regulations, ANSI standards (if referenced by OSHA), and the manufacturer's recommendations. Training is conducted by an OSHA-authorized instructor in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910 General Industry, OSHA 1926 Construction, manufacturer's recommendations, and ANSI Standards, if applicable.
Service After the Sale
WSE service centers underscore a commitment to customer satisfaction by providing service after the sale by expert maintenance and repair technicians. No company wants to to send equipment away for service and then be under-equipped to respond to an emergency. WSE offers mobile repair trailers brought to any location for on-site product repairs. With company stock of vital parts and experienced, factory-trained technicians, downtime is kept to a minimum.
Even when still in good working order, instruments and other items require regular maintenance for reliable operation. To offer improved service, WSE has established field service, mobile service and in-house repair facilities complete with all the necessary diagnostic equipment.
After the repair and maintenance work is complete, WSE maintains a customer history of every item that comes through the system, and each customer receives a detailed printout of repairs and parts. These repairs and maintenance records help companies meet their goals for health and safety policies and provide necessary documentation for compliance.
A Commitment to Quality
WSE has a rich history and milestones to celebrate, but the company maintains a commitment to quality and service that was there from the start. And the proof is in the company's regular customer base, many of whom have returned to the WSE time and time again over ten, twenty, and even thirty years to take advantage of their expertise and superior post-sale service.
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