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
(To review the full list of award winners, visit: https://ohsonline.com/pages/product-awards.aspx)