Safety App Of The Week

November 17, 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.  

Grainger Mobile

Official Description  

“The Grainger app is designed to deliver all that® has to offer no matter where the job takes you.  Use the app to quickly narrow down your search, check account pricing, or check item availability at a nearby branch.

#Real-Time Availability — Get an expected arrival date.
#Order History — Check the status of a current order.
#Pending Orders — Keep track of all the orders waiting for your approval.
#Live Chat with Photo — Have questions?  Upload a photo and get answers.
#Voice Search — It’s really handy if you speak faster than you type.
#Product Reviews — It’s good to know what others think of an item before you buy.”1


Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • easy to navigate, no instructions needed
  • basically this app is a product catalog of thousands of safety and health products
  • shows the price of each product
  • shows comparable products for each item
  • can order any of these safety products using this app


Thumbs Down

  • product descriptions are too short
  • no guides provided to help you make your selections
  • no information provided on either fitting or maintaining the product


Overall Rating

  • iPad / iPhone  – ♥♥♥
  • Android – ♥♥♥
  • Overall – a good way to quickly check prices on a variety of safety products, the “comparables” section will help you find cheaper alternative safety products


¹ Description courtesy of  iTunes



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