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Personal Protective Equipment at Low Prices Tags: markers glasses lab

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is designed to keep employees save from any type of injury and exposure that is common for the job or industry. The best example is any health care setting. Gloves, face masks, lab coats, x ray aprons, gowns, examination table paper, and spill kits are everywhere. The use of leaded glasses while taking x-rays is an essential as the x ray markers that distinguish left from right. Technicians, nurses, doctors, patients, and even visitors are required to wear PPE depending on the circumstances of the situation.

Disposable

Much of medical PPE is disposable. Leaded aprons, glasses, and lab coats can be cleaned and reused. All the gloves, gowns, masks, coverings for shoes and hair, and rolls of paper all have to be disposed of for sanitary and cross contamination issues. The costs of disposable PPE can be exorbitant, depending on the size of the facility, the number of employees, and the function of the building. A large research laboratory incurs high costs, not only in the disposables but in equipment like lab glasses, syringes, vials, and machinery.

Costs

Controlling costs is the nightmare of the inventory manager. It is not an option to run out of these necessities, so controlling those expenditures requires a distributor with the lowest possible pricing on all supplies. Larger distributors are the best place to start. Arrangements directly with brand name manufacturers are one way distributors can offer low pricing. The manufacturer has a steady influx of orders, the distributor can undercut the competition, and the facility has what is needed cheaper.

Operating worldwide is another advantage of using a large distributor. Volume sales allows them to keep prices low and still make a profit. The result is more consistent price levels that remain low all the time. Products are updated regularly, and some are introduced to the market by manufacturers via the distributor. The latest styles in laser safety glasses, or the new thinner syringes are often available first through large distributors.

Just In Time Ordering

Stock piling supplies when they are on sale from smaller distributors would be helpful in terms of saving money, but most facilities lack the extra storage space. The opportunity to order supplies on a just in time basis eliminates the need for storage, as well as spending larger amounts of money than the budget can handle to take advantage of a sale. Ordering can be done by telephone, email, fax, or the website. Have what is needed when it is needed at a price that will always be lower than the competition.

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