DALLAS, August 19, 2019 – Twenty-one companies,were honoured today for winning Occupational Health & Safety magazine’s 11th annual New Product of the Year contest.
This year’s contest attracted entries in 24 award categories, with an independent panel of three highly qualified judges choosing the winners.
“OH&S’ New Product of the Year contest saw an outstanding number of entries that prove industry manufacturers are dedicated to producing products that not only function to optimize worker safety, but also are comfortable, practical and convenient,” Sydny Shepard, editor of OH&S, said. “Entries this year received top remarks from the judges, complimenting their efforts on bringing more innovative products to the industry.” “I’d like to congratulate all of the 2019 winners and thank all the companies that participated. The mission of OH&S is to inform readers about the best new products available to solve their safety and health challenges, and this contest is instrumental in our outreach to the industry. I am excited to feature all of the 2019 winners in the November/December issue and on ohsonline.com.”
The 2019 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 Camille Oakes, CSP, SMS, president of Camille Oakes Consulting, LLC.
To be eligible for the 2019 awards, products must have been introduced
Oakes commented, “I was very impressed by so many of the products and companies featured this year. It was clear they each had found a gap or need in the safety profession and had come up with a fix. The solutions were innovative and will definitely make working safely and in compliance significantly easier.”
The Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year Award is now in its eleventh successful year. The award program honours the outstanding product development achievements of health and safety manufacturers whose products are considered particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve workplace safety.