“The judges’ scores in our tenth annual New Product of the Year contest were extremely close, and all of the products entered this year earned very high marks from them. The scores in several categories—especially protective apparel, industrial hygiene, respiratory protection, and software—were especially close, and we had ties for top honors in two categories. This was an outstanding showing by all of the entrants,” said OH&S Editor Jerry Laws.
“Manufacturers in this industry are developing better products at a rapid clip, products that in many cases are connected, as well as products that are more comfortable and more protective for their customers’ workers, as they compete in this fast-growing global market. Informing our readers and online audience about the best new products available to solve their safety and health challenges has always been central to our magazine’s mission, and this contest is an essential part of our outreach to the industry. Readers will see all of the winning products featured in our December 2018 issue.”