5 Important Things to Look for in a PPE Supplier

Finding a reliable, stable supply of N95 Masks and other High Quality PPE has been a challenge for many nursing homes and senior living facilities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the pandemic started in March, PPE shortages and supply chain problems  have left many healthcare providers in crisis, unable to adequately protect their employees as they cared for the most vulnerable populations.

Now, Blue Bear Protection is offering their N95s directly to Nursing Homes.  Below are the 5 reasons hundreds of Nursing Homes are choosing Blue Bear Protection to be their source for N95s and other Quality PPE.

  1. Certified Products that meet FDA and NiOSH Regulatory Standards

When protecting the health and safety of nursing home residents and staff, the most important thing to look for is a PPE supplier that carries high quality products that are properly certified. For example, N95 masks and respirators must meet applicable NIOSH standards and be approved by the FDA. Certified N95 masks will provide at least 95% filtration efficiency and reliable breathing protection against aerosols and particulates 0.3 microns or more.

At Blue Bear Protection, our N95 masks are NIOSH approved (TC-84A-5411) and FDA approved (510(K): K020474).  We guarantee their performance, and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee to ensure they meet the highest protection, fit, quality and comfort standards. 

  1. Fast Order Fulfillment and Expedited Shipping

When your staff need protective equipment, timing is critical.  You need to be working with a company that has inventory on the ground and ready to ship now.  Blue Bear keeps our N95 masks and other PPE in stock at its distribution centers across the US, and can facilitate next day shipping anywhere in the country, with UPS, FEDEX or any other shipping provider.

  1. Stable Supply of Products and history of PPE sourcing

PPE suppliers that have experienced shortages have caused problems for the supply chain to the Nursing Homes industry.  With the uncertainty of Covid, Inventory can change sometimes overnight, without much warning.  As you seek to maintain a consistent supply of protective equipment for your staff, you need a supplier that maintains direct relationships with a global network of PPE manufacturers and has the logistics and supply chain expertise to keep products in stock. Blue Bear’s supply chain has been established since 2010 ensuring that you will never find yourself shopping around for another supplier of high-quality PPE at the last minute. 

  1. Range of Products and Solutions

A good PPE supplier can provide a wide variety of products including N95s, KN95s, disposable face masks, and more. A true partner can also offer flexibility and custom solutions to meet your exact needs—from bulk buying to customized sourcing and flexible payment options.  We can also help get you other products you may need. Blue Bear works with small and large customers in the Nursing Home industry, and can meet any of your needs.

  1. Industry Experience, History and Expertise

The biggest health crisis of our times has disrupted the entire supply chain for hundreds of providers across the country.  As a result, hundreds of traders, and fly-by-night suppliers have stepped in to source PPE and help get products to those in need.  Often, these merchants do not have the resources to ensure that their merchandise is real, authentic, or even in stock.  Choose a supplier with extensive supply chain knowledge and expertise. Blue Bear Protection has over 10 years of experience providing PPE to businesses and consumers. Over 300 organizations trust our products and partner with Blue Bear for their PPE needs.

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