2018 'Best in Show' New Product Showcase Awards

After 7,000 votes were cast for 111 products from 77 companies, the results for the 2018 “Best in Show” New Product Showcase Awards were revealed Oct. 23 prior to the Leadership Keynote at the 2018 National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

The results are:

Company: MSA
Product: MSA V-EDGE™ Self-Retracting Lifeline (SRL)
Description: Engineered and tested for foot-level tie off, V-EDGE SRL can be used in a variety of applications, from overhead and horizontal tie-off points to where sharp edges are a concern. The retraction dampening feature controls speed of lifeline, preventing unwanted damage. Internal components can be replaced onsite, reducing repair downtime.

Company: Werner Co.
Product: MaxPatrol Leading Edge SRL Line
Description: Safety patrol your work zone and leading edge hazards at the pace of your work. Approved for use over steel beam, precast concrete and B-deck. Minimizes fall arrest distance to less than 24 inches when used overhead. Impact-resistant polymer housing with swivel top. Meets ANSI Z359.14-2014 SRD-LE and ANSI Z359.14, Class A, as well as OSHA standards.

Company: Kimberly-Clark Professional
Product: Maverick™ Eye Protection
Description: Don’t underestimate the power of style. Your workers need protection, but they also care about how they look. Maverick™ Eye Protection, the first eyewear created for the KleenGuard™ Brand, delivers confident protection without compromising style or comfort. It’s the PPE that workers will want to wear. With Maverick™ Eye Protection, compliance never has looked so good.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who participated and voted. See the contending products below.


Note: Product information is provided by manufacturers. This publication has not independently tested manufacturers' products and cannot assume responsibility for the validity of product claims.