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Blackline Safety wins dual OH&S Magazine New Product of the Year awards

Britney Carswell September 25, 2018

Independent judging panel awards Blackline’s G7 Insight for Internet of Things and Industrial Hygiene — Gas Monitors categories

Calgary, Alberta, Sept. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Blackline Safey Corp. (“Blackline”) (TSXV: BLN) received two awards from OH&S Magazine in the United States, recognizing leading innovation delivered by its G7 Insight program. Replacing traditional ‘beep-and-flash’ gas monitors with connected technology, G7 Insight is the only standalone gas detector to combine built-in cellular communication, plug-and-play gas sensor cartridges, an online compliance dashboard and automated data analytics.

“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,” said OH&S Editor Jerry Laws. “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.”

Businesses must ensure that their gas detection program meets regulatory compliance standards, including proving that detectors are used by employees and that the sensors of each detector are regularly tested and calibrated. G7 Insight solves these problems by integrating cellular communications into every G7 detector. When in areas of connectivity, G7 detectors communicate all testing, calibration, usage and alert data to the Blackline Safety Network, automating regulatory compliance data collection and reporting.

“Most businesses that use gas detection equipment struggle to account for the ongoing testing and calibration of gas sensors. Labor-intensive manual processes take time to collect data from the field, review it and report it to stakeholders,” said Sean Stinson, VP Sales & Product Management. “While some competitors have tried to solve this problem, their networked docking stations cannot account for detectors that haven’t been recently tested or calibrated. Only G7 Insight addresses this compliance gap directly, leveraging turn-key cellular communications built into every detector. With a few minutes of daily connectivity, each G7 gas detector automatically uploads every test result to our online software, powering an online compliance dashboard.”

Beyond regulatory compliance, G7 Insight location-enables gas readings and alerts recorded by each employee’s G7 detector throughout the day, uploading data to the Blackline Safety Network. Second-generation Blackline Analytics software helps businesses leverage data streamed from every G7 device, providing detailed visualizations of gas reading heat maps, equipment utilization by team and team member, gas sensor tests and calibrations, network connectivity and more. G7 Insight is compatible with Blackline’s suite of real-time safety services that include lone worker monitoring and evacuation management.

Blackline’s innovation has been recognized by independent OH&S Magazine judges, having won a total of six New Product of the Year awards.  To learn about Blackline Safety, visit www.blacklinesafety.com and follow on Twitter @blacklinesafety.

About Blackline Safety: Blackline Safety is a global connected safety technology leader. Providing comprehensive live-monitoring and wireless gas detection, we help teams working in hazardous environments respond to emergencies in real-time and manage efficient evacuations, accounting for everyone’s safety along the way. With millions invested in technology research and development, Blackline Safety is recognized for quality and innovation. Our talented team of designers and engineers create and manufacture in-house — from wearable technology and personal gas detectors to cloud-hosted infrastructure and web-based interfaces for global industry. We deliver the world’s first turn-key, work-anywhere, connected safety monitoring solution with gas detection, 3G wireless, satellite communications, two-way speakerphone, employee messaging and live monitoring to meet the demanding safety challenges of organizations in over 100 countries. For more information, visit www.BlacklineSafety.com.

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