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Blackline Safety lands $1.5 million contract to protect 1,000 utility workers

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May 22, 2024
By OHS Canada

Health & Safety

Blackline Safety’s technology has initiated over seven million emergency alerts to date. Credit: Blackline Safety.

Blackline Safety Corp., a global company dealing in connected safety technology, has signed a new contract to provide its wearable gas detector with integrated lone worker monitoring devices and services to a major U.S. utility provider based in California.

The contract — a collaboration between Blackline Safety and an unnamed U.S. channel partner — is valued at more than $1.5 million. The utility provider has already started rolling out the G7c devices across the organization.

In total, the gas and electric company will be rolling out 1,000 devices to protect its frontline workers. The wearable features an SOS latch, fall and no motion detection, and real-time connectivity, providing a critical lifeline in case of emergency.

Utility industry workers face multiple hazards on the job such as gas exposures, confined spaces, potential falls, adverse weather, customer confrontations, and working alone in areas with limited cellular coverage. The utility sector is also facing challenges in protecting its frontline workers from rising violence against uniformed workers. Meter readers in particular are at an increased risk when they enter private property to perform their work.

“Our devices are particularly well suited to the utility industry,” said Blackline Safety president and chief growth officer, Sean Stinson. “The G7 is highly customizable with everything from multi-gas detection to two-way voice and lone worker features. Companies don’t need multiple vendors and expensive infrastructure to keep their people safe. Blackline’s all-in-one solutions have them covered.”

The California provider has also signed on for monitoring service by Blackline’s Safety Operations Center (SOC). Blackline’s in-house SOC is available 24/7 and can respond to someone who needs help in seconds.


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