5 Industrial Safety Products Honored
A closer look at innovations impacting worker safety
November 01, 2017
An independentpanel of judges named five Honeywell innovations as best new products in OccupationalHealth & Safety (OH&S) magazine's 2017 New Product of the Year Awards ‚Äî making Honeywell the only personalprotective equipment manufacturer to receive multiple first-place honors.
OH&S Editor Jerry Laws noted that the competitionfeatured a great showing from all of the entrants. He said, “But it was Honeywell whotopped the field among all the manufacturers in this industry who areconstantly working to develop more comfortable, more protective, more robustnew products for their customers as they compete in this fast-growing globalmarket."Announced at the opening of the world's largest annualsafety exhibition ‚Äî 2017 National Safety Council Expo ‚Äî here they are:
North Zone N20 Full Brim Hard Hats
Category: Head protection
Whyit won: Reliable protection meets stylish, lightweight shell designs withsuspension height adjustment and padding for fit and comfort.
Category: Hearing ProtectionWhy it won: Connect to most mobile devices via built-inBluetooth® technology to keep workers in communication while protecting theirhearing in areas with high environmental noise.
BW Clip4 Portable Gas Detectors
Category: Industrial HygieneWhy it won: Monitor four gases simultaneouslyand operate continuously, with a 2-year battery run time. To stay protected, workersjust activate, clip, and forget it. North RU8800 Series Half Masks
Category: Respiratory ProtectionWhy it won: Specificallydesigned to accommodate hard-to-fit users. It adapts to almost anyfacial structure while delivering superior fit, comfort, and protection.
AreaRAE Plus Transportable Area Monitors
Category: Safety Monitoring DevicesWhy it won: Detect multiple threats in real timewith one device, which is one of the reasons it's the standard-bearer formunicipal and event protection. It monitors for toxic and combustible gases,VOCs and wind speed, direction and humidity.