VAPex wins Product of the year

OH&S Announces 2019 New Product of the Year Award Winners

DALLAS, August 19, 2019 – Twenty companies, including multiple winners Blackline Safety and Honeywell, were honored today for winning Occupational Health & Safety magazine’s 11th annual New Product of the Year contest. Winners will be recognized with awards next month and in the November/December issue of Occupational Health & Safety magazine. They are also featured on Occupational Health & Safety’s industry-leading website,


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 manufacturersare 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”


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 to the market between July 2018 and July 2019. The 2019 award winners are:

Industrial Hygiene – Air Sampling
Casella: VAPex


Other catergories and winners include:


SaveStation: SaveStation

Confined Space Safety

Incorporated: SidePak AM520i

EHS Software

Encamp: Encamp

Electrical Safety

Switchgear Safety LLC: LOTO Pro Magnetic Lock-out/Tag-out Device

Emergency Evacuation Systems

Ramtech Electronics: WES3 – Wireless Emergency System

Emergency Response

New Pig: PIG Big Daddy Spill Caddy

Fall Protection/Prevention

MSA Safety, Inc.: V-Series Harness Line

Foot Protection

Wolverine Footwear and Apparel: Warrior CarbonMAX 6” Boot

Hand Protection

Ironclad Performance Wear: IMPACT GLOVE HI-VIZ (IEX-HZI)

Head Protection

3M: 3M SecureFit Safety Helmet X5000 Series

Hearing Protection

Honeywell: VeriShield 100 Series Passive Earmuff

Industrial Hygiene – Confined Space Safety

Blackline Safety: G7 Pump

Industrial Hygiene – Dust Control

EXAIR Corporation: 30 Gallon Heavy Duty HEPA Vacuum

Industrial Hygiene – Gas Monitors

RKI Instruments: GX-3R Pro

Industrial Hygiene - Software

Blackline Safety: Blackline Analytics

Internet of Things

Blackline Safety: Blackline Analytics


Streamlight, Inc.: Streamlight Portable Scene Light II

Lockout/Tagout and Machine Guarding

Brady Corp: Brady SafeKey Lockout Padlocks

Noise & Vibration Monitoring

Larson Davis: Spartan Wireless Noise Dosimeter