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11/9/2012

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Keeping Workers Safe at Heights: Grainger Adds Essential Condor Fall Protection Products to Offering



ANSI Z359-compliant fall protection equipment now available



CHICAGO, IL – Grainger (NYSE: GWW), North America's leading broad line distributor of facilities maintenance products, today announced the addition of ANSI Z359-compliant fall protection to its Condor product line. From safety glasses to coveralls, Condor products provide protection with more than 2,000 items exclusively from Grainger.


“Falls are one of the leading causes of injuries and fatalities for our customers,” said Fred Costello, Vice President of Product Management with Grainger. “As North America's largest safety products distributor, Grainger is committed to helping customers keep their team members safe.”


“While fall hazards are generally expected in places like high rise construction or window washing, OSHA general industry requirements call for workers to be protected from falls at heights of 4 feet and above. That means that nearly every employer is at risk of experiencing a fall and needs to protect their employees. We’ve added new Condor personal fall arrest systems to provide customers with protection options,” said Costello


Grainger has provided safety equipment to customers for generations and has consistently expanded its safety product lines based on customer feedback and industry need. The current depth and variety of Condor products offered by Grainger includes hand protection, protective clothing, eye and face protection, ergonomic equipment, respiratory gear and hearing protection. Personal fall protection additions include harnesses, lanyards and anchors made for use at places such as:
•    Construction Sites
•    Factories
•    Mills
•    Refineries
•    Power Generation Facilities
•    Theaters
•    Hotels
•    Billboard Advertising
•    Bucket Trucks

Beginning today, customers have an opportunity to share their Condor safety experience for a chance to win personal fall protection products by visiting the Grainger. Facebook page.


In addition to Condor products, Grainger offers customers a full range of services that help take costs out of their businesses, including inventory management solutions, which help properties better manage on-hand inventory, and safety management tools. Grainger also provides sustainability solutions that assist with lowering energy costs and reducing waste.


Grainger products and services are backed by Grainger’s multi-channel support network of branches, sales and customer service representatives, online and phone channels. In addition, Grainger offers after-hours branch availability and emergency 24/7 service options.


To learn more about the Condor safety offering, visit: www.grainger.com/condor


About Grainger
W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2011 sales of $8.1 billion is North America’s leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with expanding global operations. For more information, visit www.grainger.com/news

About Grainger’s Fall Protection Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.  Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older.  Government and health care employees are ineligible.  Entries may be submitted starting on August 27, 2012 and entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM CT on September 14, 2012.  See official rules at www.grainger.com/Grainger/static/rc_socialtandc.html for complete details. 

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