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Blackline Safety wins two OH&S 2020 New Product of the Year awards

Blackline Safety Leader in Connected Gas Detection & Lone Worker Safety September 23, 2020

Independent judging panel recognizes Blackline innovation in Internet of Things and Industrial Hygiene – Gas Monitors categories

CALGARY, Alberta - September 23, 2020 - Blackline Safety Corp. (TSX.V: BLN), a global leader of gas detection and cloud-connected safety solutions, was honored by Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Magazine with two New Product of the Year awards for its Industrial Contact Tracing solutions and G7 cloud-connected gas monitor with the NevadaNano MPSTM Flammable Gas Sensor. This recognition marks a total of 11 OH&S New Product of the Year awards honoring Blackline products over the last seven years.

“OH&S has been celebrating innovation and products optimized to keep workers safe for over 10 years. This year, safety products and services are being recognized on a global scale, bringing greater awareness to the important work completed by manufacturers in the industry,” OH&S Editor Sydny Shepard said. “This year we are recognizing outstanding products in 26 award categories, including a new category for products created to protect against infectious diseases. Now more than ever, it is of the utmost importance to keep workers and employees safe from emerging and existing workplace hazards.”

Blackline’s suite of Industrial Contact Tracing solutions was named the winner in the Internet of Things category. Equipped with G7 connected wearables, cloud-hosted software and data analytics, customers benefit from efficient tools that proactively assess social distancing effectiveness and trace potential person-to-person contact, should an employee test positive for COVID-19 or present with symptoms. Blackline’s Industrial Contact Tracing solutions fill a gap where many industrial businesses cannot allow employees to bring smartphones onto worksites due to lack of intrinsic safety certification.

“To be recognized once again by OH&S Magazine’s panel of independent judges this year is an honor,” said Sean Stinson, VP Sales and Product Management for Blackline Safety. “On top of the many safety challenges industrial businesses face each day, COVID-19 introduced a new set of obstacles that threatened worker health and safety, plus the production and delivery of essential goods and services. We take our commitment to safety seriously and are proud to have helped our customers and essential businesses around the world ensure their employees make it home safe and healthy at the end of every day.”

In June 2020, Blackline announced a partnership with NevadaNano, a developer and manufacturer of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)-based gas sensors, and the launch of the revolutionary MPSTM Flammable Gas Sensor as part of the G7 cloud-connected product line. G7 wearables combined with the MPS sensor won an OH&S New Product award in the category of Industrial Hygiene – Gas Monitors. Together, they provide an accurate, linear response for the lower explosive limit (LEL) of the most common explosive gases and gas mixtures, including hydrogen. G7 wearables location-enable every LEL gas reading, automatically reporting measurements to the Blackline Safety Cloud. The MPS sensor incorporates technology that places all LEL readings into one of six classifications based on the types of gases detected. Within Blackline Analytics, a new MPS report unlocks insights that enable businesses to identify abnormalities and further leverage data to improve safety and productivity.

To learn about Blackline Safety and its portfolio of connected safety solutions, visit www.blacklinesafety.com and follow on social media @blacklinesafety.

About Blackline Safety: Blackline Safety is a global connected safety leader that helps to ensure every worker gets their job done and returns home safe each day. Blackline provides wearable safety technology, personal and area gas monitoring, cloud-connected software and data analytics to meet demanding safety challenges and increase productivity of organizations in more than 100 countries. Blackline Safety wearables provide a lifeline to tens of thousands of men and women, having reported over 100 billion data-points and initiated over five million emergency responses. Armed with cellular and satellite connectivity, we ensure that help is never too far away. For more information, visit BlacklineSafety.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

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