Best Safety Apps

Safety-related apps for mobile devices are increasingly being used by occupational safety and health professionals.Visit ISHN’s “Apps” topic regularly to learn about the latest developments in the apps field.

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A closer look at NIOSH’s Ladder Safety app for mobile devices

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) first smart phone application (app) aims to improve extension ladder safety. The Ladder Safety app addresses the major causes of ladder falls by placing a number of interactive and easy-to-use graphic-oriented tools into the hands of the ladder users upon demand.


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New version of Predictive Solutions’ SafetyNet App for iPhone and iPad now available

This latest version makes it even easier to conduct jobsite inspections and collect workplace safety observations

Predictive Solutions announced today that version 2.0 of the SafetyNet app is now available for download from the App Store. Since the release of the SafetyNet app for iPhone® and iPad® in 2011, customers have been using the app to easily upload inspection and observation data to SafetyNet – the leading workplace safety software for predicting and preventing workplace injuries.


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PASmsi - The app for your safety

New app from Pilz Automation Safety, L.P.

Pilz Automation Safety, L.P. introduces their new app:  PASmsi Mobile Safety Inspector for performing risk assessments on machines - quickly and simply.  Free versions  are available for iOS and Android operating systems. In accordance with EN ISO 13849-1 and EN 62061 (IEC 62061) requirements, the PASmsi app enables you to perform and document the typical calculations for PL (Performance Level) and SIL (Safety Integrity Level).


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SAFER Systems unveils free chemical emergency response smartphone app. With real-time weather and traffic data

A must-have, “first on scene” tool for every first responder

SAFER Systems, the world’s leading chemical emergency response solutions provider, is proud to announce the debut of SAFER Mobile Response™.  SAFER Mobile is a smartphone and tablet supported application that integrates the trusted 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2012) with the power of Google Maps™, Google Traffic™, and live weather updates and forecasting. 


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NIOSH ladder safety smart phone app is a finalist for Innovation Award

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)’s ladder safety smart phone app is a finalist in the national HHS Innovates awards contest. The app addresses the major causes of ladder falls by placing a number of interactive and easy-to-use graphic-oriented safety tools, checklists and guides into the hands of ladder users wherever and when they are needed.


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The heat is on

OSHA launches annual campaign to prevent heat-related illness

It’s that time of year again. OSHA is putting its Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers in full swing, in an attempt to raise awareness and educate workers and employers about the dangers of working in hot weather and provide resources and guidance to address these hazards.


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Most heavily used mobile apps: inspections and work orders

Some 63 percent of businesses see value integrating core business applications – such as Dropbox, Square, Salesforce, Evernote and Quickbooks – with mobile devices and tools, according to a survey of more than 1,100 business and IT decision makers conducted by Canvas, the global leader in mobile apps for businesses.


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NFPA ® for Electrical Safety in the Workplace is revised every three years, providing the most up-to-date requirements for safe work practices to reduce exposure to electrical hazards. This program analyzes several significant changes in 70E ® and is designed to clarify the reasoning behind the changes, and assist in determining how the changes impact employees and employers.

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