Sep 25th 2018

2018 New Product of the Year Winners Announced

2018 New Product of the Year Winners Announced

All of us at Safety Smart Gear would like to be among the first to say, “Congratulations!” 

In the category of Protective Apparel, Majestic Glove has won Occupational Health & Safety’s… 2018 New Product of the Year!

We appreciate all the effort that comes from Majestic Glove to bring innovative safety products to our end customers.

Protective Apparel

Majestic Glove: 75-5217 & 75-5218 

High visibility snag resistant shirt with reflective chainsaw striping

Majestic Class 2 Hi Vis Orange T Shirt with Chainsaw Reflective 75-5218

Majestic Class 2 Hi Vis Yellow T Shirt with Chainsaw Reflective 75-5217

2018 Winner

OH&S Announces 2018 New Product of the Year Winners

DALLAS, September 2018 – Twenty-two companies, including multiple winners Blackline Safety, Cority, Gateway Safety and Honeywell, were honored today for winning Occupational Health & Safety magazine’s tenth annual New Product of the Year contest. Winners will be recognized with awards this fall and in the December issue of Occupational Health & Safety magazine. They are also featured on Occupational Health & Safety’s industry-leading website, ohsonline.com.This year’s contest attracted entries in 26 award categories, with an independent panel of three highly qualified judges choosing the winners.

“The judges' scores in our tenth annual New Product of the Year contest were extremely close, and all of the products entered this year earned very high marks from them. The scores in several categories—especially protective apparel, industrial hygiene, respiratory protection, and software—were especially close, and we had ties for top honors in two categories. This was an outstanding showing by all of the entrants,” said OH&S Editor Jerry Laws.

“Manufacturers in this industry are developing better products at a rapid clip, products that in many cases are connected, as well as products that are more comfortable and more protective for their customers' workers, as they compete in this fast-growing global market. Informing our readers and online audience about the best new products available to solve their safety and health challenges has always been central to our magazine’s mission, and this contest is an essential part of our outreach to the industry. Readers will see all of the winning products featured in our December 2018 issue.”

“I congratulate all of the 2018 contest winners and extend my thanks to every company that entered. We hope all of the entrants, and even more of the industry's manufacturers, will participate in next year's contest.”

The 2018 contest's judges were Linda J. Sherrard, CSP, former technical editor of Occupational Health & Safety; Greg Zigulis, CIH, CSP, president of Sixth Sense Safety Solutions; and Bruce Bolger, CSP, CHMM, owner and principal of Bruce Bolger Company, LLC.

To be eligible for the 2018 awards, products must have been introduced to the market between July 5, 2017, and July 4, 2018. The 2018 award winners are:

Chemical Management/SDS
Verisk 3E: Container Tracking from Verisk 3E

Confined Space Safety
Honeywell: Honeywell BW Ultra

EHS Software
Cority: Cority Analytics

Electrical Safety
CBS ArcSafe: RSA-242

Emergency Response
Triax Technologies, Inc.: Spot-r EvacTag

Emergency Showers & Eyewash
Bradley Corp: Heat Trace Emergency Shower

Ergonomics
Cority: Ergonomics Management

Fall Protection/Prevention
Ergodyne: Squids Hand Tool Slips

Foot Protection
KEEN Utility: KEEN Utility San Antonio

Green Technology
SW Safety Solutions: EcoTek Biodegradable Gloves

Hand Protection
Ansell: AlphaTec 58-735
Ironclad Performance Wear: Limitless Leather 360 Cut Impact Driver

Hearing Protection
Gateway Safety: SoundOut II Hearing Protection

Industrial Hygiene - Calibrators
Sensidyne – Gilibrator 3

Industrial Hygiene – Dust Control
EXAIR Corporation – Large Internal Mix 360 Degree Liquid Atomizing Nozzle

Industrial Hygiene – Gas Monitors
Blackline Safety – G7 Insight Gas Detection System

Internet of Things
Blackline Safety – G7 Insight Gas Detection System
Honeywell – Honeywell BW Connect

Lighting
Night Tech Gear – Night Shift Shoe Lights

Lockout/Tagout and Machine Guarding
The Master Lock Company: Master Lock S3500 Permit Control Station

On-Site Training
e-Hazard: Task Qualified Operations Electrical Safety Training

Personal Gas Monitors
Honeywell: Honeywell BW Ultra

Protective Apparel
Majestic Glove: 75-5217 & 75-5218 High visibility snag resistant shirt with reflective chainsaw striping

Respiratory Protection
3M: Versaflo TR-800 Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR)

Safety Barriers
US Netting: The Defender Gate 20

Safety Monitoring Devices
Honeywell: Honeywell BW Connect

Signage & Identification
Avery Products: Avery Surface Safe Sign Labels

Vision Protection
Gateway Safety: Ellipse Safety Eyewear

Information on the 2019 Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year contest will be available on ohsonline.com in the spring.