Mobile Apps for Safety
It is estimated there were 102 billion mobile app downloads in 2013. That number is almost double the number of downloads in 2012. Free apps counted for over 90 percent of the total downloads.
No doubt Candy Crush was a good chunk of the 90 percent. However, there are noteworthy apps in the free download category that can be helpful safety resources. Below are links for two such apps.
Respiratory Protection Resource Guide Mobile App - 3M Company
This app will help to answer frequently asked questions regarding respiratory protection equipment for use in the workplace. It also provides chemical look up and the steps for qualitative fit testing.
Hearing Conservation Guide Mobile App - 3M Company
This app will help to answer frequently asked questions regarding hearing conservation. It also provides access to a sound level meter complete with OSHA recommendations and the E-A-Rfit™ service program designed to help validate hearing protection and compliance.
Sorry IOS folks - at the time of publish not available for download.
The benefits of having ondemand access to relevant safety resources and information are significant. As these types of apps become more useful and user friendly it is likely that we will see them more widely used in company safety programs.
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