Safety App Of The Week

March 4, 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 our Apple iPads and rated from to ♥♥♥♥♥, with ♥♥♥♥♥ being the best.  Old app of the week articles are archived here.

 

Professional Safety Journal HD

Description  

“Professional Safety, ASSE’s flagship publication, informs the SH&E professional about the latest developments in injury and illness prevention, shares industry best practices and promotes effective safety management.  Professional Safety is the choice of today’s SH&E professionals. Each monthly issue delivers practical guidance and solutions—much of it written by practitioners in the field—to help readers influence corporate leaders and save lives.”1

I have read Profession Safety continuously since 1973.  It is the one safety magazine that I read from cover to cover every month.

iTunes says that access to content is restricted to ASSE members and is password protected.  However, I found that I could down-load both the app and all 15 magazine issues without either an ID or a password!

 

 

Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • well organized – easy and logical to use without any instruction
  • excellent search capabilities
  • the current issue is posted to the app before the hard-copy arrives in the mail
  • when the iPad is held vertically (portrait mode) one magazine page fills the screen and is large enough to comfortably read
  • spectacular visual quality – one of the most beautiful on-line magazines we’ve ever seen
  • down-loaded magazines can be read off-line
  • each magazine (about 75 pages) can be downloaded in only 30 seconds
  • can be used on iPad, iPhone and Android devices

 

Thumbs Down

  • the issues only go back to January of 2012
  • News Flash – 3/4/14  You are now required to have an ID and Password to download copies of this digital magazine using this app.  To get an ID and Password you must either join the ASSE (about $200/yr) or purchase a $45 annual subscription to this digital magazine.

 

Overall Rating

  • iPad – ♥♥♥♥
  • Android not available

 

¹ Descriptions courtesy of Apple Inc.

 

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