CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 17, 2013) - Occupational Health & Safety Magazine in the United States has named the Blackline GPS ("Blackline") (TSX VENTURE:BLN) Loner® IS product as Safety Monitoring Device of the Year. Blackline designs, develops and manufactures employee safety monitoring solutions for global industries.
"The wide spectrum of innovative products these leading manufacturers have introduced during the past year shows us the safety and health marketplace is dynamic and growing. And the competition was especially fierce this year in categories such as hand protection, on-site training, fall protection, and vision protection," says, OH&S Magazine's Editor, Jerry Laws. This year's 24 outstanding new product award recipients will be presented at the 2013 National Safety Congress & Expo taking place at Chicago's McCormick Place from September 28th - October 4th.
Dave Koopman, Manager, Environment, Occupational Health & Safety for AltaGas Utilities Inc. says, "Blackline has significantly upgraded their GPS device technology to meet the needs of the user. Based partially on our feedback, Blackline has designed and built an improved Loner IS device with gyroscopes and accelerometers to detect falls, a robust clip, a new silent alarm feature which provides another level of protection for our workers, and an emergency latch which makes it difficult to signal false alarms."
Blackline's Loner IS employee product enables employers to monitor the safety of employees with a combination of automatic and manual safety alerting features including True Fall Detection®, man-down detection, missed check-in detection, emergency latch, and silent emergency. When safety incidents occur, Loner IS communicates the employee's identity, precise location, and an alert type to monitoring personnel who are empowered to manage a pinpoint emergency response.
Blackline's award-winning Loner IS product will be on display at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Chicago, at Blackline's booth number 722. To learn more about Blackline employee safety monitoring, visit www.blacklinesafety.com and follow Blackline on Twitter @blacklinegps.
About AltaGas Utilities Inc: AltaGas Utilities Inc. is a public utility distributing natural gas to over 74,000 residential, rural and commercial customers in over 90 communities across Alberta. We employ a staff of approximately 220 energetic and capable individuals, each holding safety as their primary core value.
About Blackline: Blackline GPS is a wireless location leader that develops, manufactures, and markets products and services for worker safety monitoring, covert tracking, and consumer applications. Blackline solutions deliver safety, security, and location awareness through innovative wireless hardware and custom user interfaces, including web, mobile, messaging, and web services. Blackline's vision is to become the leading supplier of wirelessly connected worker safety monitoring and covert tracking products in the world. Blackline products allow customers to protect their personnel and valued assets, share the conditions of their environment, and connect with emergency services when necessary. Blackline solutions Protect. Share. Connect.®
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