Best Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Products from 2017
Annual ISHN Readers' Choice Awards
For the 5th year in a row, ISHN held its annual Readers' Choice Awards to find the best safety equipment products from 2017. Thousands of ISHN subscribers voted online for their favorite personal protective equipment and safety equipment suppliers. The categories selected from all major PPE types, including safety equipment, eye protection, fall protection, respiratory protection, and more.
All category winners will receive recognition in ISHN media and a commemorative award. Voting for this contest ran from March 6 to May 1 of 2017, and lucky voters received gift cards during the voting process.
Select a category to view the winners
Apparel - Arc Flash/Flame Resistant
National Safety Apparel
DRIFIRE® Prime™ Long Sleeve Tee
DRIFIRE® Prime™ is the premium safety and performance base layer. The DRIFIRE® Prime™ Long Sleeve Tee provides the ultimate performance with drirelease® moisture management technology, odor control technology, and fast drying fabric. With its signature red stitching, the premium four-way stretch 6.5 oz. fabric provides maximum flexibility, style, and comfort.
Apparel - Hazmat Protective Suits
AlphaTec HI-VIZ Coverall 66-687
The AlphaTec HI-VIZ Coverall 66-687 combines outstanding comfort with advanced chemical protective and high visibility properties for everyday industrial work. The AlphaTec Hi-Viz offers liquid chemical splash protection with breathable chemical fabric, with penetration data for more than 70 harmful chemicals.
Apparel - High Visibility
National Safety Apparel
HYDROlite FR™ Bomber Jacket
HYDROlite FR™ Bomber Jacket is a lightweight and fast drying foul weather, high visibility, flame resistant, and arc flash PPE solution. The HYDROlite FR™ Bomber Jacket is storm shower tested and field proven to keep you dry. The waterproof and breathable design performs beyond ASTM F1891, ASTM F2733, and ANSI 107 requirements.
National Safety Apparel
CARBON ARMOUR™ Jacket
CARBON ARMOUR™ Jacket uses the latest carbon fabric technology for garments that hold up in extreme conditions. The CARBON ARMOUR™ Jacket is a high heat solution that will not melt, drip, or ignite. The garment is moisture wicking and breathable with exceptional tensile and tear strength.
Tempered Portable Eyewash
Tempered Portable Eyewash is a 9-gallon, gravity-fed, tempered portable eyewash that uses a heated, insulated blanket to provide ANSI-compliant tempered water in ambient operating temperatures from -30°F (-34°C) to 100°F (38°C). It is ideal for remote locations without access to a continuous potable water source.
Eye/Face Protection - Miscellaneous
Miller T94™ Series Welding Helmets
Miller T94™ Series Welding Helmets are designed with features that keep professional welders going all day. Experience a new level of comfort and visibility - increasing productivity and helmet-on time, and reducing neck strain and eye injuries. The lightweight, well-balanced design is engineered for all-day wearability, and ergonomic headgear provides a secure fit.
Eye/Face Protection - Plano Safety Spectacles
For those working in dusty environments, foam-lined safety eyewear is a must. Gateway Safety expands the popular StarLite® family and now offers a new foam-lined, anti-fog eyewear solution: StarLite FOAMPRO. These safety glasses are lined with OptiFit™ foam - a soft, tapered foam designed to provide a more tailored fit.
Fall Protection - Harnesses
3M™ DBI-SALA® Delta™ Comfort Arc Flash Harness
The 3M™ DBI-SALA® Delta™ Comfort Arc Flash Harness is the first 3M harness with blended Nylon/ Kevlar-fiber arc flash webbing. This new blend allows for improved UV and abrasion resistance with softer feel compared to our standard Nomex/ Kevlar-fiber arc flash webbing. It includes the Revolver Torso adjusters and the new auto-resetting lanyard keepers.
Fall Protection - Lanyards
Latchways Leading Edge SRL
The Latchways Leading Edge SRL offers a dependable means of fall protection for leading & sharp edge and overhead use. Specifically designed for use in a number of different leading & sharp edge applications, the Latchways Leading Edge self-retracting lifeline utilizes modern engineering and innovative design, they are the most advanced leading edge self-retracting lifelines available.
Fall Protection - Self Retracting Lifeline
Honeywell Industrial Safety
Honeywell Miller® TurboLite™ Edge Personal Fall Limiter (PFL)
Honeywell Miller® TurboLite™ Edge Personal Fall Limiter (PFL) - In work sites of every variety, edges are much more common than people realize – and they may pose a greater risk than you’d expect. Whether you’re laying roofing, traversing a beam, or simply working near the unprotected sides of an upper floor, falls over an edge are more hazardous than other falls.
Hand Protection - Chemical Resistant
West Chester Protective Gear
Air Krush (HVO1015)
Air Krush (HVO1015) - This is a serious chemical protection glove with heavy-duty impact protection. The PVC glove with an extended wrist protects the hands and forearms from oil, grease, acids, caustics and alcohol. An innovative air-infused foam technology protects the back of hand from being bumped or crushed.
Hand Protection - Cut Resistant
Worldwide Protective Products
Metal Mesh Glove w. New Stay-Up Cuff
Metal Mesh Glove w. New Stay-Up Cuff - Now extra protection comes with added comfort and easy-to-recognize sizing. New color-coded silicone stiffeners slide into specially-made channels inside our extended length 316L stainless steel gloves. Silicone material cleans easily, reducing bacterial retention. Available for both 3.5” Extended Cuff and 7” Elbow-Length Gloves, they’re 21 CFR Approved for Food Contact.
Hand Protection - Electrical
Superior Glove Works
Dexterity® 18-Gauge Flame-Resistant Arc Flash Gloves with Neoprene Palms Product ID: S18KGNE
Dexterity® 18-Gauge Flame-Resistant Arc Flash Gloves with Neoprene Palms Product ID: S18KGNE The world’s first and only 18-gauge arc flash-rated glove. Scientifically engineered for flame resistance, these gloves offer Arc Flash Hazard Category 2 with a rating of ATPV 8.2 cal/cm2 as well as 1,125 grams of cut protection (ANSI Level A3). The neoprene palm coating is flame resistant, provides excellent grip and is touchscreen compatible.
Hand Protection - General (All Purpose)
BIRD™ (Belt Installation and Rotation Device)
BIRD™ (Belt Installation and Rotation Device) The Gates Belt Installation + Rotation Device (BIRD™) protects equipment operators against pinch points during belt installation and maintenance. While a drive is shut down and locked out, the BIRD safely facilitates a rotational inspection of a drive.
Hand Protection - High Visibility
Superior Glove Works
Endura® Deluxe Kevlar®-Lined Lineman Gloves with 6” Reflective Gauntlet Cuffs Product ID: 365DLX6KG
Endura® Deluxe Kevlar®-Lined Lineman Gloves with 6” Reflective Gauntlet Cuffs Product ID: 365DLX6KG These deluxe lineman gloves are made with select heavyweight 3½ oz. cowgrain leather that has been treated with a fluoro-chemical water-repellent emulsion for excellent water, oil, and stain-repellent properties. The Kevlar® lining that runs through the entire glove offers an impressive ANSI level A4 cut resistance and ANSI level 5 puncture protection.
Hearing Protection - Communication Headsets
EERS is a patented IoT hearable device designed to end the #1 occupational disease, noise-induced hearing loss. EERS™ is an ergonomically designed in-ear device with a personal CPU that clips to the worker’s gear. The device is equipped with in-ear communication, Bluetooth™, and continuous feedback to a monitoring platform through the Cloud.
Hearing Protection - Dosimeters
From the company that introduced the first wireless dosimeter to the market with 20 years of doseBadge development, the dosebadge5 is an industry game changer. Features include: 15-year warranty; simultaneous measurement of OSHA (HC), OSHA (PEL), ACGIH & ISO -4 noise dosimeters in one instrument with full data available for all channels.
Hearing Protection - Earmuffs
Honeywell Industrial Safety
Honeywell Howard Leight™ Sync® Wireless Earmuff
Silence is golden, but so is the chance to answer calls or stream information from your mobile phone when working in a noisy environment. The Honeywell Howard Leight™ Sync® Wireless Earmuff was designed for the worker that needs to stay connected, but also need hearing protection in areas with high environmental noise.
Industrial Hygiene - 4/5 Sensor Multi-Gas Portables
RPB Safety LLC
RPB GX4 Gas Monitor
The RPB GX4 Gas Monitor is an intelligent gas monitor that has the ability to detect up to 4 gases simultaneously, giving you assurance that the air you and your employees are breathing is safe. Connect the unit to wifi to get instant access to your air quaility.
Industrial Hygiene - 5/6 Sensor Multi-Gas Portables
Radius™ BZ1 Area Monitor
Radius™ BZ1 Area Monitor - Detect up to seven gases using 15 sensor options including PID. Longest running area monitor with a typical run time of 7 days (168 hours). Audible alarms sound at 108 dB at 1 m to cut through high-noise environments. LENS™ Wireless enables communication between area monitors and Ventis™ Pro Series personal monitors.
Miscellaneous Body Protection
First Aid Kits
Class A Waterproof First Aid Kit Type IV
Class A Waterproof First Aid Kit Type IV The indestructable waterproof case is made with super high impact polypropylene copolymer. Both Class A & B Waterproof First Aid Kits are compliant with 2015 ANSI specifications.
Impacto Protective Products
Toes2Go Protects the toe area from accidental impact, crushing or stubbing. Made of flexible, pliable PVC. Treads under sole prevent slipping and help liquid flow away from the foot. Adjustable 18" X 1" strap, hook and loop closure allow for versatility of use.
Head Protection - Hardhats
Nexus Hard Hat
The Centurion Nexus Hard Hat is the next step in Industrial Head Protection. It closes the gap between stylish, recreational head protection and industrial hard hats. Its unique modular design adapts to a variety of tasks and environments. Accessories include hi-intensity reflective stickers, hearing protection and integrated eye protection.
Skin Protection - Insect Repellant
Ben's Clothing and Gear 24oz
Ben's Clothing and Gear 24oz now comes in a spray bottle! Apply ti your clothing and gear for an extra level of protection against mosquitoes, ticks, biting flies, and other insects.
Respiratory Protection - Full Mask
Aviva Half Mask
Aviva Half Mask is the latest innovative half mask from Scott Safety, a world leader in the design and manufacture of respirators and personal protective equipment. Ensuring workers’ wellbeing is priority, its low-profile head harness offers greater stability and compatibility with headwear and eye protection, workers will relish the comfort.
Respiratory Protection - PAPR
RPB Safety LLC
The most versatile multi-purpose respirator on the planet. From welding and grinding to chemical handling, the RPB Z-link serves the widest spectrum of industries and applications on the market. This is more than a product. It's a system. Engineered to advance your safety. Designed to increase your productivity.
EHS Management Software
VelocityEHS Environmental Management Software
The VelocityEHS Environmental Management Software works seamlessly with the company’s comprehensive, cloud-based EHS management software platform to give customers a real-time, global view of the operational risks that exist in their workplace. The app is available on iPad®, iPhone® and Android™ devices at no additional cost.
Mobile Devices for Safety and Health Applications
Intelex Technologies Inc.
Intelex Mobile App
The new Intelex Mobile App allows users to take the power and flexibility of Intelex out in the field on a mobile device. Report new data for cases like hazards, near misses, and workplace injuries where and when they happen. Update existing reports to complete approvals or investigations.
MSDSonline eBinder App
The MSDSonline eBinder App helps keep workers safe by providing on- and offline access to hazardous chemical information. Developed for iPad®, iPhone® and Android™ devices, the app syncs with MSDSonline HQ or HQ RegXR Accounts, giving all workers the ability to search, save and access critical chemical hazard and safety information.
Signs, Labels, Tags
Avery Products Corporation
Avery UltraDuty GHS Labels with Free Design & Print GHS Wizard Software
Avery UltraDuty GHS Labels with Free Design & Print GHS Wizard Software Ensure your labels for chemical containers are compliant with OSHA’s alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). With Avery, there is no need to purchase expensive label printer systems and software to create chemical and safety labels in-house.
The BRIGHTSORB collection provides users with safety-minded absorbents that help with OSHA compliance. High visibility coloring is great for low light areas throughout your facility, drawing attention to the presence of leaks, drips and spills. Printing creates a culture of safety reminding employees in the area to exercise an extra level of caution.
Cutters & Safety Knives
Viper® PRO Multi-Purpose Tool
The Viper® PRO Multi-Purpose Tool combines the functionality of a bag opener with the functionality of a cutter, giving users the convenience of an all-in-one tool. The Viper PRO can cut through a variety of bags, including vacuum sealed, boiler bags, cash bags, glassine, foil, plastic, paper and more.
General EHS Products & Services
Red Hot® Safety Pitcher
The Red Hot® Safety Pitcher is made with NSF certified, BPA and phthalate free, FDA food safe, compliant materials. It uses a removable yet secure base with an anti-splash guard integral lid to protect against splashing and spilling of hot liquids. This pitcher is also dishwasher, sanitizer and microwave safe.
Dualie® 2AA Features two white LEDs and three modes: spot, flood, spot/flood combo (175 lumens). Has two beams that intersect for optimum path illumination and no blind spots. Dual head switches on either side of the body for easy beam selection and one-handed operation.
TAGLOCK circuit breaker securing device
With Brady'sTAGLOCK circuit breaker securing devices, your maintenance team members can individually tag and secure each circuit breaker for improved safety and compliance. These devices are secured to circuit breakers with standard nonreleasable 50-pound minimum strength nylon cable ties and provide a positive restraint to hold the breaker switch in safe de-energized position.
Ergo Advantage 6" color/ lighted tiles
Ergo Advantage 6" color/ lighted tiles has launched a 6" X 18" tile that comes in red, green, orange, yellow, black and transparent. The color options can facilitate your 5 & 6 S initiatives replacing tape and paint. They also allow for cord and wire pass through. Everything is modular and all products can connect together.
Training - Safety Training
Convergence Training, LLC
MSHA Safety Training
MSHA Safety Training eLearning courses are designed in compliance with MSHA regulations for new miner and annual refresher training. Our training modules help mine operators and mining contractors comply with MSHA's training and documentation requirements with engaging computer graphics, interactive testing, and compliant documentation templates.