Safety App Of The Week

February 9, 2015 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.    

NECA Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selector

Official Description  

“NECA’s popular and useful Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Selector application puts all the effectiveness of this guide in the hand of the users. Based on the NFPA 70E Tables, this app is task-based and assists users in quickly determining the level of personal protective equipment that must be worn based on the level of incident energy.

NECA is the voice of the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the U.S. Learn more at


Thumbs Up

  • cost is only $4.99
  • colorful, good graphics, visually attractive
  • well-organized, simple, easy to use, no instructions needed
  • separate sections for alternating current and direct current
  • authoritative and easy to understand visual guide to NFPA 70E’s PPE requirements
  • can be used off-line


Thumbs Down

  • it’s just about perfect – no changes recommended


Overall Rating

  • iPad / iPhone  – ♥♥♥♥♥
  • Android –  ♥♥♥♥♥
  • Overall – every electrician, maintenance person, and safety professional should have this app


¹ Description courtesy of  iTunes


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