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OH&S Salutes 23 Winning Products in 2015 New Product of the Year Contest

The magazine's seventh annual contest drew a record number of entries and 23 winning products. Winners will be recognized at this year's National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Atlanta.

DALLAS, September 10, 2015 – Eighteen companies, including multiple winners 3M Personal Safety Division, Ergodyne, MSA Safety, and MSDSOnline, were honored today for winning Occupational Health & Safety magazine's seventh annual New Product of the Year contest. Winners will be recognized with awards during the 2015 National Safety Congress & Expo taking place in Atlanta September 28-30.

This year's contest attracted entries in 22 award categories, with an independent panel of three highly qualified judges choosing the winners.

"Now in its seventh year, our New Product of the Year contest continues to grow, with a record 65 entries this year. The high quality and breadth of the 2015 entries proves once again how innovative safety and health manufacturers are as they compete in this fast-growing global market. Informing our readers and online audience about the best new products available to solve their key safety and health challenges has always been part of our magazine's mission, and this contest has become a unique and very popular extension of our outreach to the audience we serve. All of the most important PPE categories were hotly contested this year, especially the Fall Protection, Hand Protection, and Protective Apparel categories, and several other categories attracted multiple entries," OH&S Editor Jerry Laws said. "I congratulate all of this year's entrants on their fine work and thank them for participating. We certainly hope they and many other manufacturers will enter our eighth annual contest next year, as well."

The 2015 contest's judges were Linda J. Sherrard, MS, CSP, safety consultant II for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (Raleigh, NC) and former technical editor of OH&S; Leo DeBobes, MA, CSP, assistant administrator for emergency management and regulatory compliance at Stony Brook University Medicine (Stony Brook, NY), as well as an OH&S advisory board member; and Chuck Paulausky, CHMM, principal consultant and president for CP Safety & Environmental LLC (Chandler, AZ).

To be eligible for the 2015 awards, products must have been introduced to the market between July 5, 2014, and July 4, 2015. The 2015 award winners are:

EHS Software
Gensuite LLC: Gensuite Audit Assistant

Electrical Safety
CBS Arcsafe, Inc.: RRS-3 HK

Emergency Response
MSDSOnline: Plan1 First Responder Share Service

Emergency Showers & Eyewash
Haws Corporation: Model 8720 Overhead Tank Combination Shower + Eye/Face Wash

Fall Protection/Prevention (tie)
Ergodyne: Squids Tool Traps
MSA Safety: Gravity Utility Full Body Harness

Foot Protection
Honeywell Safety Products: Oliver Safety Footwear for Women, OL21112 Industrial Hiker

Hand Protection
Sensidyne, LP: SV 103 Hand-Arm Vibration Dosimeter

Hazmat Safety
American Green Ventures (US) Inc.: Spillfix Industrial Organic Absorbent

Head Protection
MSA Safety: PINK V-Guard Cap

Hearing Protection
3M Personal Safety Division: 3M E-A-Rfit Dual-Ear Validation System

Heat Stress Prevention
Ergodyne: Chill-Its 6685 Dry Evaporative Cooling Vest

Incentives Positive Impact Scratch & Win Incentives

Industrial Hygiene
Ion Science Ltd.: TigerLT

Noise and Vibration Monitoring Devices
Casella CEL Inc.: dBadge2

Online Training
NTT Training: SkillCircuit Online Training for Electrical Safety

On-Site Training
e-Hazard: Train the Trainer for OSHA 1910.269 Safety & Arc Hazard Awareness

Protective Apparel
MSA Safety: EVOTECH Arcflash Full Body Harness

Respiratory Protection
3M Personal Safety Division: Versaflo Powered Air Purifying Respirator TR-600

Safety Monitoring Devices
Blackline Safety: Loner Bridge System

SDS Management
MSDSOnline: MSDSOnline HQ/HQ RegXR Account

Signage & Identification
NeuraLabel Printing Solutions, A Neuralog Company: NeuraLabel 300X

Vision Protection
Gateway Safety Inc.: Swap MAG Safety Eyewear

In addition to being honored today, the winners are featured on Occupational Health & Safety's industry-leading website,

For more information, please contact
Susan May
Group Marketing Director, 1105 Media
Security, Safety, Health & Facilities Group
14901 Quorum Drive, Suite 425
Dallas, TX 75254
Phone: 972-687-6744


Posted on September 10, 2015 at 1:19 PM