Safety App Of The Week

March 2, 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.

 Injury Rate Calculator

Official Description  

“** Limited time offer: 25% off! **
Calculate the injury frequency rate and severity rate from a company, instantly!

· Fast and accurate calculation.
· ANSI and OSHA standards compliant results.
· Universal app, compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.1


Thumbs Up

  • cost is only $2.99
  • it does accurately compute frequency rates
  • can be used off-line


Thumbs Down

  • no instructions provided
  • it’s easier and faster to just compute these accident rates using your calculator
  • the severity rate calculator does not work
  • not OSHA compliant
  • uses improper English
  • can not either save or email the results


Overall Rating

  • iPad / iPhone  – ♥♥
  • Android – not available
  • Overall – we would not use this app even if it were free and they got all of the bugs out of it

¹ Description courtesy of  iTunes


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