Safety App Of Week

April 14, 2014 Dave Weber No Comments

 

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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.

SafetyCinema

Official Description  

“Safety Cinema™ presents short, concise, and easy to understand topics to help everyone stay safe at work and at home. The entire program is designed to reach a wide audience.

Install “Safety Cinema” for these features:

•Eleven short, animated videos—closed-captioned in English and six other languages

• Additional flyers, posters, and presentation slides

• Common-sense, technical information in a personal, informal, and entertaining format

Developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory, Safety Cinema provides an icebreaker for genuine conversations about safety, emphasizing the need for everyone to take care of each other.1


Thumbs Up

  • cost is free
  • no registration or sign in required 
  • easy to use without any instructions
  • terrific sound quality
  • content is good and factual
  • each video is only about 2-minutes long
  • videos can be shown “full screen”
  • accompanying each video is a:  flyer, poster and transcript
  • app will work off-line

 

Thumbs Down

  • only 11 videos
  • the videos cover general safety messages at a very basic level (6th or 7th grade level)
  • the visual quality of these videos is only “average” 

 

Overall Rating

  • iPad / iPhone – ♥♥♥
  • Android – ♥♥♥

 

¹ Descriptions courtesy of iTunes

 

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