New Product of the Year Awards

Tim Whalen, communications supervisor fo 3M Occupational Health & Environmental Safety, holds two of the three 2012 NPOY trophies won by the company -- head protection, respiratory protection, and vision protection. OH&S Editor Jerry Laws, right, holds the third trophy.

New Product of the Year

New Product of the Year Award

Top officials from Honeywell Life Safety, including its president, Mark Levy, second from right, and Honeywell Safety Products, including its president, Jack Boss, immediately left of Levy, briefed trade press editors during the first day of the 2012 National Safety Congress & Expo in Orlando, Fla.

New Product of the Year Award

The DBI-SALA Nano-Lok Self Retracting Lifeline won the fall proteciton category in the 2012 New Product of the Year contest. Holding the trophy is Kevin Coplen, president of Capital Safety, right, shown here with Nate Damro, global vice president of marketing, and OH&S Editor Jerry Laws, center.

New Product of the Year Award

3E collaborated with Waste Management on the Retail Hazardous Waste Compliance Solutions product that won the hazmat safety category in the 2012 New Product of the Year contest. Jeffrey Starr, left, vice president of marketing for 3E Company, accepted the trophy from OH&S Editor Jerry Laws.

New Product of the Year Awards

Winning the industrial hygiene category was the Accenture Life Safety Solution (a collaboration of Accenture, AeroScout, Cisco, and Industrial Scientific Corporation). Chris Lange, right, Industrial Scientific manager of marketing, EMEA and Americas, accepted the trophy from OH&S Editor Jerry Laws.

Ken Adam, left, regional account manager, Mid-Atlantic Training Solutions, and Lawrence Short, right, regional account executive, Training Solutions, for DuPont Sustainable Solutions, show off their winning New Product of the Year trophy at the 2012 NSC.

New Product of the Year Award

Ken Adam, left, regional account manager, Mid-Atlantic Training Solutions, and Lawrence Short, regional account executive, Training Solutions, for DuPont Sustainable Solutions, show off their New Product of the Year trophy at the 2012 NSC.

2012 New Product of the Year Winners

Congratulations to our 2012 Winners!


Safety Inspection™ Live (SI Live) by ChemSW
ChemSW's Safety Inspection™ Live (SI Live) is a unique solution that enables users to perform safety inspections using the most popular mobile handheld devices, such as the iPhone, iPad, and Android™. By eliminating duplicate transcription processes and enabling users to enter inspection data at the time of inspection, Safety Inspection Live ensures greater data accuracy and process efficiency.


ArcSafe RRS-3-MB II by CBS ArcSafe
CBS ArcSafe's RRS-3-MB II remote racking system enables service personnel to remain outside the arc flash protection boundary while installing or removing the GE Magne-blast circuit breaker, significantly reducing the need for a full-body arc flash hazard suit. The system utilizes the pre-existing control circuit for raise and lower operations.


inReach™ by DeLorme
DeLorme's inReach™ is a two-way satellite communicator that provides a critical safety lifeline for lone workers and those on wind farms and remote job sites in industries such as lumber and forestry, mining and quarrying, and oil and gas. The device offers affordable two-way SOS and personal text messaging, delivery confirmation, remote GPS Follow-Me/Find-Me tracking and location, and global satellite coverage.


DBI SALA® Nano-Lok™ Self Retracting Lifeline (SRL) by Capital Safety
Capital Safety's DBI-SALA® Nano-Lok™ Self Retracting Lifeline (SRL) is designed to be used in place of traditional lanyards and can be attached directly to any harness, reducing fall clearance and improving safety. Weighing only 1.5 pounds, the Nano-Lok can be arranged as a single or twin-leg SRL. It keeps tension on the lifeline at all times, reducing dragging, snagging, and trip falls.


Gear Work Boot by Wolverine
The Wolverine Gear Work Boot combines classic design with patented Wolverine ICS technology in a versatile, lightweight work boot. Wearers can customize individual comfort settings by adjusting the gel disc in the boot's heel to four different settings. The gear features an OrthoLite footbed with performance arch support and traditional, waterproof, full-grain leather and wave-mesh lining to wick away moisture.


G60 EN388 Level 2 Polyurethane Coated Cut Resistant Glove by Jackson Safety
Jackson Safety's G60 EN388 Level 2 Polyurethane Coated Cut Resistant Glove is a 13-gauge comfort liner that provides comfort, while the "thinned out" polyurethane coating offers an extremely high level of dexterity. It delivers good oil grip and barriers against oil.

ProFlex™ 8190D Thermal Waterproof Gauntlet Glove by Ergodyne
Ergodyne's ProFlex™ 8190D Thermal Waterproof Gauntlet Glove with OutDry™ features the most advanced waterproof/windproof technology available. The OutDry™ patented lamination process directly bonds a breathable membrane to the inside of the glove's outer shell to create one unique, seam-sealed waterproof entity. Gloves with OutDry™ are thinner while still being warmer, drier, and providing superior dexterity.


H-700 Series Hard Hat With Uvicator Sensor by 3M™
With 3M's H-700 Series Hard Hat with the Uvicator sensor, it's easy to tell when it's time to replace a hard hat due to UV exposure. The sensor changes color from red to white as the hard hat is exposed to UV light, alerting the wearer the time has come for a replacement. The lightweight hat is a great choice for extended comfort and protection.


Retail Hazardous Waste Compliance Solutions by 3E Company®
Waste Management's and 3E's Retail Hazardous Waste Compliance Solutions program provides a comprehensive service that goes far beyond back-of-store waste pickups. The Solutions provide retailers with the critical data, tools, and 24/7 customer service support they need to implement a process-based hazardous waste management program. Employers can execute the program at every level of operation.


SP2x by Sensear
Sensear's SP2x lets workers enjoy the benefits of the company's SENS (speech enhancement, noise suppression) technology in a convenient, light ear plug. With the device, users can communicate in high-noise areas without having to use a boom mic. At the same time, users can stay aware of their surroundings and protect their hearing.


Kestrel® 4400 Heat Stress Tracker by Nielsen-Kellerman
Nielsen-Kellerman's Kestrel® 4400 Heat Stress Tracker provides accurate localized measurement of heat stress conditions, including Web Bulb Globe Temperature and Thermal Work Limit, to help determine optimal work/rest requirements in hot environments. The pocket-sized, lightweight tracker uses a a compact globe thermometer and environmental sensor suite and advances calculation algorithms to display waterless WBGT within minutes.


Accenture Life Safety Solution by Accenture, AeroScout, Cisco and Industrial Scientific Corporation
The Accenture Life Safety Solution is an innovative, wireless gas monitoring solution that combines wireless and RF location-based technologies with a personal gas monitor to safeguard people working in hazardous environments. The solution deploys a plant-wide Wi-Fi wireless network that allows for continuous, real-time remote monitoring of people and the environment they are working in to prevent incidents.


iPad QR Code Real-Time Lockout-Tagout Auditing by ESC Services
The iPad QR Code Real-Time Lockout-Tagout Auditing from ESC Services Inc. uses customized QR codes that are placed on all pieces of equipment for use with the application. Using this system improves the user’s efficiency, consistency, and quality. The application stores the user's procedures and performs audits in real time, ensuring the company avoids OSHA fines by correctly auditing all procedures every time.


SDS HazCom & Inventory Kiosk by KHA Online
KHA Online's SDS HazCom & Inventory Kiosk is a complete solution that supports EH&S staff conducting chemical inventories and audits. The solution delivers KHA's Online-MSDS management application, satisfying Right-to-Understand requirements as a kiosk when not in use by auditors. The kiosk is ready for installation and is equipped with all the tools necessary to perform chemical inventories and audits.


"Miracle on the Hudson: Prepare for Safety" by DuPont Sustainable Solutions
DuPont Sustainable Solutions' "Miracle on the Hudson: Prepare for Safety" revisits the day Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger was forced to land Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. By sharing the four "Cs" of safety --competence, compassion, commitment, and communication -– the program gives employees a real-life look at how they can become prepared to act quickly and efficiently in an emergency.


Arsenal® 5510 Industrial MOLLE Vest by Ergodyne
The 5510 MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment) Vest features 3M Scotchlite reflective material with horizontal PALS (Ouch Attachment Ladder System) Webbing for ergonomically carrying tools and equipment. Made of industrial strength and starched polyester mesh for durability in the harshest environments.


Versaflo™ Respirator System by 3M™
The 3M™ Versaflo™ Respirator System is a comfortable, comprehensive approach to worker protection. Each system has three easy-to-select modules, including a headgear, breathing tubes and air sources that can be combined into dozens of system configurations. Users experience maximum flexibility as they move from one environment to another, or from one application to the next.


Signs-By-The-Roll by Accuform Signs®
With Accuform's Signs-By-The-Roll, sign messages can be applied on demand. They are convenient, portable, and economical. Users can choose from 14 stock legends or personalize it for their unique facilities. The 7-by-10 inch signs are printed on 4-milliliter vinyl and will adhere to most surfaces.


Speedglas 9100 FX-Air Welding Helmet by 3M™
3M's 9100 FX-Air combines the legendary Speedglas quality and auto darkening technology (ADF) with an innovative wide-view grinding visor and improved respirator protection system to give welders and all-in-one solution for more welding flexibility, precision and efficiency. A smooth flip-up pivot mechanism assures effortless transition from welding to grinding modes.

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