Safety App Of The Week

February 25, 2013 No Comments

Below is our “Safety App of the Week”.  These weekly features are published every Monday.  New apps are tested on Apple iPads and rated from to ♥♥♥♥♥; with ♥♥♥♥♥ being the best.  Old app of the week articles are archived here.

WorkSafeBC Interactive EBooks


WorkSafeBC has twenty interactive Ebooks that you can download for free to your iPad.  The following are their current titles:

  • Back Talk – An Owner’s Manual for Backs
  • Electrical Safety
  • Preventing Falls in Residential Construction
  • Confined Space Hazards
  • What’s Wrong With This Photo
  • Forklift Hazards
  • Back Talks – For Employers
  • Lockout
  • Fall Protection
  • Dangerously Exposed – Exposure Prevention for Young Workers
  • Asbestos in Older Homes
  • Using Saws Safely
  • WHMIS – An Overview
  • Buried Facilities
  • Dementia – Understanding Risks and Preventing Violence
  • Introducing WorkSafeBC Ebooks
  • Hearing Loss Prevention
  • Return to Work – Health Workers, Healthy Business
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls

Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • no registration or sign in required
  • each Ebook is 15 – 30 pages long and very thorough, it will take an hour or more to get through one
  • well organized – easy and logical to use without any instruction
  • easy to read text, very colorful, professional drawings and animations
  • all Ebooks are downloaded so you don’t need an Internet connection to view/show them
  • the varied format adds interest and includes: high definition photos, embedded videos, 3D animations, games, quizzes, and additional references

Thumbs Down

  • a few of the videos are not the high resolution modern type, they look great small but when enlarged full screen on an iPad you see a little grain

Overall Rating

  • 5  hearts  ♥♥♥♥♥

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