Advance Your Awareness | Safety Resources

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Benjamin Franklin
Work related accidents can cause serious injuries while most of them are preventable.  Preventing accidents can also benefit your company in other ways as well. 

It is estimated that employers pay nearly $1 billion per week for direct workers' compensation costs for the most disabling workplace injuries and illnesses.  Those employers that implement effective safety and health management systems may expect to significantly reduce injuries and illnesses and reduce the costs associated with these injuries and illnesses, including workers’ compensation payments, medical expenses, and lost productivity.  In addition, employers often find that process and other changes made to improve workplace safety and health can often result in significant improvements to their organization’s productivity and profitability.

The American Supply Association and the ASA Safety Committee believe that investment in workplace safety and health not only protects worker’s health but makes good business sense as well by improving the company’s bottom-line.  

Annual Safety Award

Each year ASA awards six safety awards based on a company's safety record for the previous year: three to manufacturers and three to distributors. See how to apply and view past winners.


Safety Committee

We are a committee of risk, safety, environmental and human resource specialists. Together, we keep our membership informed of changing regulations and identify best practices and lessons learned. 



Catherine Treadwell
(615) 478-8163

ASA Headquarters and Education Foundation
1200 N. Arlington Heights Road, #150
Itasca, IL 60143
P: 630.467.0000
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