Keeping water workers safe with Blackline Safety

A major Midwest utility company has just renewed its contract with Blackline Safety, highlighting keeping workers safe through connected tech.

A major Midwest utility company serving over 4 million customers has just renewed its contract with Blackline Safety for $3.9 million. This decision highlights connected safety technology’s critical role in keeping water workers safe.

Blackline Safety Corp has recently announced that it has secured a significant $3.9 million contract renewal with one of the largest utility companies in the United States. This utility company, based in the Midwest and serving a customer base of over four million, initially became a Blackline customer in late 2021.

The renewed contract encompasses an additional two years of monitoring by Blackline’s Safety Operations Center (SOC) and includes push-to-talk services for the utility company’s 2,200 G7 devices. Notably, this renewal comes two and a half years after the initial deployment of these devices.

Donnovan Simon, the Vice President of Client Success at Blackline Safety, expressed his satisfaction at the utility company’s decision to continue leveraging Blackline’s technology.

“Blackline’s SOC monitoring and push-to-talk services have facilitated communication and driven operational efficiencies, keeping the utility company’s workers connected and protected over the past two years,” Simon said.

It’s important to note that utility workers are confronted with a myriad of job hazards, including gas exposures, confined spaces, potential falls, adverse weather, customer confrontations, and working alone in areas with limited cellular coverage. The award-winning wearable G7 device, equipped with features such as gas detection, SOS latch, fall and no-motion detection, push-to-talk, and real-time connectivity, serves as a vital lifeline in case of emergencies.

This marks the second instance in just over a month that Blackline has reported growth within the utility sector, with the first being a new $1.5 million deal with a California-based utility provider in May. Additionally, Blackline Safety safeguards half of the water and wastewater companies in the United Kingdom and has recently expanded its client base in the water and wastewater sector to Australia.

Blackline Safety drives innovation in the industrial workforce through IoT (Internet of Things). The company provides an array of connected safety devices, predictive analytics, wearable devices, personal and area gas monitoring, cloud-connected software, and data analytics to meet the rigorous safety challenges and enhance organizations’ overall productivity.

With its reach extending to over 100 countries, and backed by cellular and satellite connectivity, Blackline provides a lifeline to tens of thousands of individuals, having reported over 225 billion data points and initiated over seven million emergency alerts.

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