ORLANDO, FL — Grainger, the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, announced during the 2017 Grainger Show, the expansion of its online safety footwear program to include a growing line of soft-toe, slip-resistant footwear options for its customers.
The expanded offering creates a complete safety footwear solution for industries like food and beverage manufacturing, healthcare and hospitality, where some — or all — employees work in areas susceptible to slipping hazards, but may not require the extra precaution of a protective toe.
"Slips, trips and falls are some of the leading causes of workplace injuries, and we want our customers to rely on Grainger for a comprehensive safety footwear program, no matter what their work environment," said Grainger Senior Director of Services, Parris Devine. "Our expanded offering provides safety footwear solutions for more customers across more industries — helping them save time and money."
Grainger's online safety footwear program offers customers the ability to manage their safety footwear programs through an integrated benefit management system. The system allows employers to set up footwear selection guides based on individual employee work environments, track employee purchases, administer payroll deductions, apply company contribution subsidies and generate customized reports.
For 2017, Grainger more than doubled its soft-toe, slip-resistant footwear lineup to 19 varieties for women and 28 for men. Styles include six-inch work boots, athletic shoes, dress-casual, hiking boots and slip-ons.
Customers can purchase safety footwear through Grainger's catalog, safety footwear centers located within select Grainger branches and online.
Grainger also operates a fleet of Shoemobile trucks available coast-to-coast that delivers a mobile shoe-store experience to select customer sites. The trucks are stocked with a wide variety of footwear options and staffed with footwear professionals to answer questions and measure employees' feet to help ensure a proper fit.