HOUSTON, March 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the 6th annual Oil & Gas Awards, Texas Region gala, an independent panel of judges named Blackline Safety Corp. ("Blackline") (TSXV:BLN) as the Manufacturer of the Year, highlighting the recent impact of its leading connected worker safety monitoring solutions on the energy sector.
The Manufacturer of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contribution that a manufacturer has made to industry. To be eligible for this category, manufacturers must demonstrate adoption of its products and services by clients in the region.
Industry leaders including Nabors, Total Safety, U.S. Well Services, Williams and Select Energy Services sponsored the event while the judging panel included members from BHP Billiton, Marathon Oil, Texas A&M and Statoil, among others. Recognizing Blackline's contribution to the industry, comments from the judges included:
"Handheld gas detection is not necessarily something new, but wireless safety monitoring, which live reports any issues ? including injury, health event, gas leak or security threat ? to a 24/7 operations center ... is going to revolutionize many companies' health and safety monitoring."
"They may be a new name, but you just have to look at the history of the CEO to know they will be sticking around."
"Our team at Blackline appreciates the recognition from the judges at the Oil & Gas Awards," said Cody Slater, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Blackline Safety. "We take very seriously our ability to save a life with help from our real-time wireless gas detection and lone worker monitoring solutions. We are proud of our achievements in product development and manufacturing, leading to the delivery of revolutionary connected safety technology and services."
Blackline's award-winning G7 connected safety product line combines wireless gas detection, lone worker monitoring, evacuation management, real-time compliance and productivity-improvement into a single wearable device that is supported by industrial-grade, cloud-hosted monitoring software and services. G7 devices are the only modular solutions available that do not rely on Wi-Fi connectivity or Bluetooth connections to a smartphone ? they are turnkey solutions that incorporate 3G wireless connectivity, two-way voice calling, automatic incident detection and plug-and-play cartridges to accommodate a broad range of gas detection requirements.
Previously, Blackline's G7c wireless gas detection and lone worker monitoring device was named New Product of the Year by OH&S Magazine and won a 2017 Red Dot award for its innovation and product design ? one of the world's most prestigious design achievements. To learn about Blackline Safety, visit www.blacklinesafety.com and follow on Twitter @blacklinesafety.
About the Oil & Gas Awards: In its sixth year of operation, the Oil & Gas Awards recognizes the outstanding achievements made within the Upstream, Midstream and Downstream sectors of the Oil & Gas Industry ? rewarding success and commitment to health & safety, environmental stewardship and corporate social responsibility. The Oil & Gas Awards offers attendees a full-day Industry Summit that digs into relevant topics affecting the energy sector today, including the environment, best practices, safety and digital technologies. Achievements from businesses in the energy sector are recognized at an Awards Gala, featuring 25 award categories that range from drilling excellence, industry leadership, technology development to risk management. Learn more at www.oilandgasawards.com.
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 200 countries. For more information, visit www.BlacklineSafety.com.
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Cody Slater, CEO
Blackline Safety Corp.
Unit 101, 1215 13 Street SE
Calgary, AB Canada T2G 3J4
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Fax: +1 403 451 9981
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