Safety App Of The Week

July 15, 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 ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are archived here.

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Official Description  

“The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is the official journal of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  It is an indispensable guide to good health in the workplace for physicians, nurses, and researchers alike.  In-depth, clinically oriented research articles and technical reports that keep occupational and environmental medicine specialists up-to-date on new medical developments in the prevention, diagnosis, and rehabilitation of environmentally induced conditions and work-related injuries and illnesses.

Key features:
-Easy-to-read full-text articles that can be shared via email or social media
-Adjustable text sizing with pinch and zoom
-Choose to store or delete downloaded issues
-Speedy issue browsing capability via Quick View
-Easily page through abstract summaries
-Convenient notification when a new issue is available
-Link to JOEM online to view supplemental data and browse the archives

Published monthly, the JOEM is an excellent source for new ideas, concepts, techniques, and procedures that can be readily applied in the industrial or commercial employment setting.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is offering free access to full-text articles for a limited time.”1

Thumbs Up

  • cost is free and there are no distracting advertisements
  • no registration or sign in required
  • well organized and good navigation
  • easy to read, colorful and visually attractive
  • very scholarly articles written by subject matter experts based upon scientific research and studies
  • we found at least one article of interest in each issue (e.g. carpenters hand & finger injuries, analysis of Michigan work related amputations, risk of lung cancer associated with work exposure to mineral wools, long term health study of jet engine manufacturing workers, weight loss by commercial drivers to reduce the risk of sleep apnea)
  • can be used off-line

Thumbs Down

  • this may be a limited time offer, so download as many of the free back issues as you can right away
  • these scholarly research articles may be too technical and specialized for the average safety person, this magazine is more intended for industrial hygienists, occupational health physicians, and toxicologists

Overall Rating

  • for the average safety professional – ♥♥♥
  • for industrial hygienists, occupational health physicians, and toxicologists – ♥♥♥♥♥

¹ Descriptions courtesy of Apple Inc.

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