Safety App Of The Week

September 29, 2014 No Comments

Below is this week’s “Safety App of the Week“.  Every Monday we publish an article that reviews and rates a new workplace safety app.  Our testing is done on Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s.  We rate each app from to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are archived here.

3M Safety App

Official Description  

“Imagine having the entire 3M Personal Safety catalogue, and all the product information, organized and available on your iPad. Imagine being able to filter through all the options and find the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that’s just right.

This product selector tool simplifies PPE for you by narrowing down the options. Stop hunting for products online or calling for technical help; the 3M Safety App works for you, filtering, sorting and displaying appropriate products according to your specific needs.

The 3M Safety App takes a complex catalogue and simplifies the entire process, so that selecting and sharing the right 3M Safety products is simple. The 3M Safety App has PPE sorted.1

Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • no registration or sign in required
  • easy to use
  • beautiful photographs
  • app is basically a PPE (personal protective equipment) catalog
  • you can apply “filters” to showcase only those products that meet your specific needs
  • can email product information (and photos) to anyone on your contacts list
  • works off-line

Thumbs Down

  • information is only available on “3M” brand safety products
  • does not cover either fitting or maintenance procedures
  • neither the product information in the app, nor the product information that is emailed contains any information on the “cost” of the product
  • contact information is only for Canadian 3M vendors – but we suspect 3M safety products are also available in most other countries

Overall Rating

  • iPad/iPhone  – ♥♥♥
  • Android  – not available
  • Overall – a useful app for anyone who intends to purchase 3M brand PPE

¹ Description courtesy of  iTunes


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