About Emergent Safety Supply

Measuring Success

Complete Customer Satisfaction

At Emergent Safety Supply, we utilize a variety of performance metrics to consistently measure and improve our products, service, and operations:
Customer surveys, on-time delivery statistics, individual metrics for excellence, culture measurements, and vendor delivery statistics.


of our new customers are referred by current customers

Not An Order Taker

Safety Supply Specialist Certifications

We believe sharing knowledge is power; and in this case sharing knowledge is the power to save lives. Therefore, we invest in the education and training of our sales and customer service teams, including an intensive 3 day off-site product training with customer applicability. Understanding industry trends and market disruptors is vital to our organization…and yours.

30 Hour OSHA Training

Competent Person in Fall Training Certification

Confined Space Gas Monitor Program

3E Product Certifications

Who We Are

Emergent Safety Supply (ESS) is a distributor of safety and janitorial supplies. ESS was established in 1985 and purchased by Mary Porter in 2011. Over the last 7 years, ESS has evolved from a local/regional distributor into a national distributor. WBE and WBENC certification was approved in 2012 and 2016 respectively. Our vision reflects our passion to expand into new industries, grow business through acquisitions, and deepen our customer relationships through our WBE and WBENC certifications.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help our customers save lives, reduce liability risks, and create a socially responsible reputation for putting employee safety as a corporate priority.


In the three short years of new ownership, ESS has earned a gold status membership with SMG [our safety trade group]. SMG membership includes other distributors as well as large vendors such as 3M, Honeywell, Accuform, Cordova, PIP, Kimberly Clark and many more.The greatest recognition comes from our customer referral program which validates our commitment to “walk the walk not just talk the talk.”

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Certified Women's Business Enterprise logo
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