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Honeywell, Triple Winner of OH&S 2019 New Product of the Year Awards

Honeywell honored for its commitment to investing in the development of innovative products and technologies

Honeywell's Uvex Avatar™ OTG, VeriShield™ 100 and Morning Pride® Gear Shield and Heat Stress Relief Package were selected as winners of Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) magazine’s 11th annual New Product of the Year contest.

The awards recognize Honeywell’s outstanding commitment to innovation, high-end technologies, functionality, quality, and dedication to the industries they serve. This year’s contest attracted entries in 24 award categories, with an independent panel of three highly qualified judges choosing the winners.

New Product of the Year winner in the Vision Protection category: Avatar Over-the-Glass Safety Eyewear

Uvex Avatar™ OTG (Over-the-Glass) safety glasses stood out in the Vision Protection category for their unique Weight Distribution Technology. This unique feature is not only innovative, but it also has a stylish fully adjustable design and patented indirect venting that make Uvex Avatar™ OTG one of the most comfortable and stylish OTG safety glasses on the market.

Moreover, with these safety glasses, comfort, fit, and style play a vital role in providing optimal protection and additionally they support compliance.

New Product of the Year winner in the Hearing Protection category: VeriShield™ 100 Series Passive Earmuffs

VeriShield™ 100 Series Passive Earmuffs received recognition as the Hearing Protection New Product of the Year for being best-in-class for design, comfort and appearance.

VeriShield™ 100 Series maximizes worker productivity with improved comfort. The new earmuff design fits a wider range of head sizes, has a wider cup opening with memory foam ear cushions, and a lightweight cushioned headband.

The addition of memory foam cushions offers a more consistently sealed fit. The memory foam, which combines denser and softer foam for greater comfort and noise attenuation, also reduces the squeezing pressure on the head. The new VeriShield™ 100 Series range ensures protection and comfort against any noise level, in every industry, for every worker. Hearing Protection they will want to wear.

New Product of the Year winner in the Protective Apparel category: Honeywell Morning Pride® Gear Shield and Heat Stress Relief Package

Morning Pride® Gear Shield and Heat Stress Relief Package was born out of the increasing need for firefighters to be protected from dangerous carcinogenic particulates and shocking statistics that firefighters have a 9% higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer1.

Our integrated particulate-shielding design addresses the most susceptible areas of the body, while maintaining breathability and encouraging air circulation throughout the gear to combat heat stress. Test results prove that our innovative design reduces particulate penetration by 75% as compared to a baseline set of turnout gear.

The winners will be recognized with awards in September and in the November/December issue of Occupational Health & Safety magazine. They are also featured on Occupational Health & Safety’s industry-leading website,

The 2019 contest's judges were Linda J. Sherrard, CSP, former technical editor of Occupational Health & Safety; Greg Zigulis, CIH, CSP, president of Sixth Sense Safety Solutions; and Camille Oakes, CSP, SMS, president of Camille Oakes Consulting, LLC.