SOURCE: ESC Services, Inc.

ESC Services, Inc.

September 12, 2014 12:16 ET

ESC Services, Inc. Receives 2014 OH&S New Product of the Year Award

FRANKLIN, WI--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2014) - ESC Services, Inc. is honored to have been presented the Occupational Health & Safety New Product of the Year Award for the ScanHD© Tag. The award honors outstanding product development achievements of health and safety manufacturers whose products are considered particularly noteworthy in their ability to improve workplace safety.

ScanHD Tags fulfill an immediate need for lockout-tagout in the industrial arena.

"Other products that are available fail miserably for this intended use," said Jimi Michalscheck, CEO of ESC. "We knew our clients wanted a product that was customizable, durable, and inexpensive. After market research, we were disappointed to find many products that were close but ultimately not up for the challenge. So, ESC invented one."

ScanHD Tags have been designed to work with any system, but primarily ScanESC -- an electronic tablet and web-based lockout-tagout program from ESC. The tags are made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE) -- uncommon in the signage industry due to the cost and complexity to manufacture. ESC worked around this barrier by adapting the injection molding technology found in ESC's graphical injection molded identification tags. "By simplifying the manufacturing process and targeting a purpose-built design, we have shattered prior beliefs that signage couldn't be made this way," said Michalscheck.

ScanHD Tags are designed to easily adhere to panels using multiple forms of adhesive solutions as well as various metal banding for permanent valve identification. Additional features include a recessed cavity on the back which provides the ability to properly adhere the tag by blocking out the elements, and gives it a lower profile when mounted -- preventing pressure washers or blunt force from inadvertently removing the tag. ScanHD Tags are also metal detectable, ensuring any loose tag will be easy to keep separate from critical production process (such as in the food industry).

ScanHD Tags are exclusively available to companies who use ESC for lockout-tagout services and support.

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ESC Services, Inc. is the world's largest provider of visual lockout-tagout programs with a track record of saving companies millions of dollars. Annually ESC provides more than 40,000 graphical lockout-tagout procedures and oversees audits on a pool of more than 1,000 clients. ESC's services include lockout-tagout consulting, procedures, training, auditing, and software.

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