Blackline Launches Campaign Targeting Industrial Safety Venues
June 9, 2011
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2011) - Blackline GPS (TSX VENTURE:BLN) ("Blackline" or "Company") is pleased to announce their participation in the American Society of Safety Engineers Expo taking place in Chicago, July 12-14th while concluding a successful exhibition at the Gas & Oil Expo 2011, held in Calgary, Canada from July 7th-9th, (see press release dated July 6th).
"As part of Blackline's growth initiative for 2011, these shows are excellent for exposing our safety products to a wide range of markets", said Blackline President, Clark Swanson. "We will capitalize on these developments while concluding, in tandem, preparations for the launch of new product which expands our capability to penetrate safety and commercial markets in a material way", he continued.
Characteristic within many of these market segments, wide varieties of employees are unsupervised or work alone. Employers are searching for better ways to be compliant with labor laws and improve safety practices. The Loner platform has been proven to be the most effective solution on the market today. Loner can reduce overall cost for compliance and improve productivity for workers by eliminating manual check-in procedures. Workers in Canada and the US must be generally complaint with labor codes which now stipulate stricter check-in periods and more robust safety protocols.
Other judicial elements highlight an atmosphere of change and greater adherence to labor standards globally. Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings became the first UK company to be convicted of the corporate offense of manslaughter after losing their appeal May, 2011. Geologist Alex Wright is believed to have died while investigating soil samples in a trench which collapsed. Charges against the company Managing Director, Peter Eaton, for gross negligence manslaughter also ensued, a sentence that carries a penalty of up to life imprisonment. In Canada, Labor Minister Charles Sousa announced a four month enforcement "blitz" focused on Construction, Healthcare, Industrial and Mining. The safety efforts are heavily aimed at enforcement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
About Blackline GPS Corp.: Specialized in industrial safety and commercial products, the company solutions address work environments focused on employee safety. Blackline's technology, dedication and vision combine to create an ever-growing suite of tools designed to Protect. Share. Connect™. For more information, visit www.blacklinesafety.com.
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