Safety App Of Week

June 23, 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.

EHS Today

Official Description  

EHS Today informs safety, health and industrial hygiene professionals in the manufacturing, construction, and service sectors about trends, management strategies, regulatory news and new products that help them provide safe and healthy work sites. 

This app brings you daily news and featured content on occupational safety, risk management, employee health and wellness, and environmental management topics. 

Download the app to have access to:

•Breaking news
•Exclusive award winning featured content 
•OSHA & EPA regulatory updates 
•NIOSH Research
•Photo Galleries
•Interviews from industry experts 

Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • no registration or sign in required 
  • visually exciting
  • well-organized, intuitive navigation, no instructions needed
  • huge selection of articles
  • our favorite section is “EHS Latest News”
  • most features work off-line (although you will need an Internet connection to watch their pre-recorded webinars)

Thumbs Down

  • many of the articles have nothing to do with workplace safety and health (e.g. recycling plastic bags, Wal-Mart’s low wages, how do you spend your free time, thank a police officer today, etc.)
  • no site search capability
  • no hot-links to related on-line resources
  • not a peer-reviewed technical safety publication like the ASSE’s Professional Safety Magazine

Overall Rating

  • iPad/iPhone  – ♥♥♥♥
  • Android  –  ♥♥♥♥
  • Overall, a beautiful looking app with lots of free content (although some of the content is unrelated to workplace safety)

¹ Descriptions courtesy of  iTunes

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