Safety App Of The Week

October 14, 2013 Dave Weber No Comments


 

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Below is our “Safety App of the Week”.  These weekly features are published every Monday.  New apps are tested on Apple iPads and rated from to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are archived here.

 

OSHA Safety

 

Official Description  

“This OSHA Safety App includes the full text of the OSHA regulations for General Industry and Business. These OSHA 1910 Regulations cover most work places, including manufacturing, service industries, warehouses and distribution centers, and the medical / dental fields.

OSHA is the main federal agency charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.

Features Include:
• Contains the full text of OSHA Regulations for General Industry (Part 1910).
• Contains the full text of the OSHA regulations that apply to most US businesses.
• Doesn’t require internet access, so it can work in remote locations and on Factory floors.
• Provides full access to the latest OSHA 1910 Regulations.
• Provides OSHA’s official interpretations of their regulations.
• Provides the latest OSHA news.
• Provides OSHA’s latest weekly news bulletin.

This app contains many new and useful features to improve OSHA safety. It o provides all of the OSHA safety information necessary to comply with OSHA 1910 regulations, to ensure safer, healthier workplace environments.”1

 

Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • no registration or sign in required
  • well organized – terrific navigation
  • looks great, very colorful 
  • easier to read than OSHA.gov
  • faster to use than OSHA.gov
  • includes OSHA news and interpretations of standards
  • standards are regularly updated
  • can be used off-line

 

Thumbs Down

  • the “news” section does not work off-line
  • the search feature on OSHA.gov works better than the search feature on this app

 

Overall Rating

  • iPad/iPhone  – ♥♥♥♥♥
  • Android  –  not available
  • a must have app for every safety professional in the U.S.A.

 

¹ Descriptions courtesy of Apple Inc.

 

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