14 Feb 2020

Quest Safety Product Inc. Successfully Completes PSCI Audit

Removing Barriers to Business for All Customers

Quest Safety Products’ audit report has been posted to the PSCI (Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative) membership page and can be reviewed by all PSCI member companies. 

The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) is a group of pharmaceutical companies with a vision to establish and promote responsible business practices that will continuously improve social, health & safety and environmental sustainable outcomes for their supply chains throughout the world. 40 of the top companies in the pharmaceutical industry are members of this initiative.

PSCI’s mission is to establish formal industry guidelines regarding ethics, labor, health & safety, the environment, and management systems, as well as support suppliers to build their capabilities to operate in a manner consistent with those expectations. For additional details on PSCI visit their website or view their introductory video.

How PSCI's Audit Benefits All Quest Customers

Successfully completing PSCI's audit removes a barrier to business for Quest Safety and all its customers and prospects. PSCI's standards were established because of the regions in which they operate and the life-altering work involved in manufacturing pharmaceuticals. PSCI's standards of ethics, labor, health & safety, the environment, and management systems are not exclusive to the pharmaceutical industry. They are standards that customers expect from all suppliers. By participating in the PSCI audit, all of the customers and prospects working with Quest can be assured of our commitment to safe and responsible work practices for our employees, as well as our customers' employees.

PSCI’s Shared Audit Program

PSCI’s shared audit program assesses and cultivates transparency, reduces the duplication of work, and helps their members improve the effectiveness of their supply chains. The audits, performed by PSCI-member companies or third party companies, are designed to assess a supplier's performance against the PSCI Principles. Each audit shared reduces duplication and burden for suppliers and members. But standardizing audits achieves much more than efficiency; it is spreading consistent and good practice right across the sector. Once an audit and any corrective action plans are completed, PSCI and the audited company can share the audit for all member companies to review.

For details on the audit, its process and methodology see the PSCI Audit Guidance document. Members of PSCI can view Quest's audit can find it on PSCI's membership page.

Any company that is not a PSCI member but interested in seeing our audit can contact us directly.

05 Feb 2020

Safety Information Regarding COVID-19

While some of us may eventually be impacted by COVID-19, fortunately, it will probably be by a shortage of goods made in China, not by the actual virus. For those companies that have remote offices or manufacturing locations in China, it is important to be aware of the safety issues involved. 

Check out our Safety Resources for COV-19 page for resources and PPE information such as:

Links to CDC, WHO and OSHA for additional information on 2019-COVID-19

Infographics to Keep You and Your Employees Safe:

  Coronavirus Prevention Practices
  Proper PPE Can Provide a Safe Barrier between You and Coronavirus
  The Difference Between Respirators and Surgical Masks When Dealing with Airborne Exposure to Biohazards
  What to Look for in a Particulate Respirator Face Mask
  NIOSH Fact Sheet: Approval Labels - Key Information to Protect Yourself
  OSHA Fact Sheet: Respiratory Infection Control: Respirators Versus Surgical Masks
  Sequence for Putting On and Removing PPE from the CDC
  How to Don and Doff Particulate Respirators

If there is anything Quest can do to make this situation easier on your business and workers please contact us for assistance.

28 Jan 2020
Pharma worker in face mask and glasses

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is becoming a hot topic. Many US business owners, safety managers, and EHS professionals are wondering if this a safety concern for their workers. Here are links with information to answer some of those questions.

The Who, What, Where, and Why of 2019-nCoV are covered on the CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions and Answers page.


The CDC currently recommends the following:

While the immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is believed to be low at this time, everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat:


Some of our customers who have locations overseas are requesting the following PPE for their workers:

  • Disposable Face Masks (N95 particulate filter)
  • Surgical Face Masks
  • Protection Chemical Splash/Impact Goggles
  • Surgical or Exam Gloves
  • Protective Coverall Suits
  • Shoe Covers

Contact Quest for Assistance with PPE, Information, or Additional Resources

19 Oct 2018

The HUBZone Contractors National Council presented Sam Yadav, CEO of Quest Safety Products, with the 2018 HUBZone Champion award at the HUBZone Contractors National Council Logo2018 National HUBZone Conference on October 12, 2018, in Washington D.C.

Pictured left to right: Diana Vass, Sr. Buyer, AstraZeneca; Sam Yadav, CEO of Quest Safety Products, Anna Hakobyan, Government & Commercial Contracts, AstraZeneca

The HUBZone Council consists of small businesses from every socioeconomic class, large businesses, non-profits, and Federal Agencies. The SBA HUBZone Program is unlike any other small business program in that the focus revolves around the development of a community. To the Council, the HUBZone Program is more than just a federal contracting program, it is providing hope to those communities that need it the most.

The 2018 HUBZone Champion award is given to companies that focus on promoting the values and spirit of the HUBZone Program and are involved in community outreach and support. Diana Vass, Sr. Buyer at AstraZeneca led the nomination of Quest for the HUBZone Champion award. Quest and AstraZeneca have been working together to keep AstraZeneca’s workers safe for over 10 years.

Michelle Burnett, Acting Executive Director of the council stated, “The HUBZone Contractors National Council was proud to present Sam Yadav of Quest Safety Products the HUBZone Champion Award at the 2018 National HUBZone Conference.  Reading how Mr. Yadav and the Quest team banded together to secure over 210,000 dollars in supplies and gear for the first respondents during Hurricane Harvey is beyond amazing.

Quest Safety Products moved from Fishers IN to the southside of Indianapolis in January of 2017. That move started nine months earlier with a $750,000 investment that included renovating offices and warehouse space built in the 1950s to meet food-grade clean specifications, moving resources and product, as well as hiring/training additional employees. It also included a year-long process of becoming HUBZone Certified as well as being Certified MBE by the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana.

The motivators behind the move to downtown Indianapolis were numerous;

• Strengthening the Indianapolis community through hiring opportunities, promoting from within, and providing internships to nearby students.
• Participating in community outreach and supporting organizations who help others. Some of these efforts include;

o In 2017 Quest donated safety products and assisted Radians, a safety manufacturer and key partner, in donating safety supplies to Indiana Task Force One just after Hurricanes Harvey and Maria.
o 19 years of sponsoring Indianapolis families through United Christmas Service.
o Flanner House of Indianapolis
o 2018 Evansville Police Department Foundation
o Donating safety equipment and supplies to Indiana Sea Cadet Unit

• Working closer to its key customers.
• Helping our customers achieve their SBA business goals.
• Collaborating with other diversified, small businesses to strengthen each business as well as the community as a whole.

When accepting the award, Sam Yadav, CEO of Quest Safety Products thanked AstraZeneca “for the opportunity to prove ourselves, let us in, share ideas, and give us a platform to succeed. It is the employees of Quest Safety, along with our customers, who show how HUBZones work to make local communities and America stronger.”

Click here to view Quest’s Capability Statement.

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact your Quest Territory Manager or email us!

Bug X 30 Insect Repellent Towelettes at a lake in the woods.

It seems warmer temps are here to stay! While warmer temps are exciting, perhaps not so exciting is the increase in pesky and sometimes dangerous insects the warmer temps bring. The Zika virus is on the rise making insect repellant increasingly important this year. Know the facts! Be Aware to Be Prepared! Check out Quest’s full line of insect repellent option below.

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17 Mar 2016
2016 Indiana Safety Expo.

Learn how to keep your employees safe on the job.
Discover the latest and greatest in PPE and safety equipment.
Win a large duffle bag full of safety products valued at $300.00!

This year’s Indiana Safety Expo is Tuesday, March 22nd at the Indiana Convention Center from 7:30-4:00. Stop by booth 320 to see what is new and popular in the safety industry. We will have patented and patent pending protective apparel designs as well as new hand protection, footwear, SmartCompliance™ first aid program, and more.

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While you’re at the booth enter to win a large duffle bag full of safety products valued at $300.00! Contents include hearing protection, protective eyewear, head protection, respirators and filters. Winner need not be present to win.

 

 

 

05 Jan 2016
Fireworks above a city.

A new year is a time for reflection and we want to thank all of our customers in 2015.  We take sincere pride in being your trusted partner for safety supplies and more.  We understand the importance of being able to send each and every employee home safely to their families at the end of the day.

Quest is ready to bring on 2016! New Year… New Website.  Our new website was built with front and backend improvements. We will continue to add more useful content from the safety industry, products, and best practices. Because our focus is on you, the customer, we want to hear what you would like see.  Feel free to call your Quest representative to help us design features to make you safer, informed, and efficient.

Happy New Year from All of Us at Quest Safety Products