Want to know what mobile apps safety professionals should be using in 2020, 2021, and beyond? Looking for new ways to save time, money, and lives at your organization? You’ve come to the right place.
We know workplace safety apps—because we’re building and using them every day. Working alongside the organizations we serve, we’ve seen firsthand the power of reliable EHS mobile apps in preventing and reducing losses. When injuries and incidents can happen at any time, in any location, it’s crucial to have workplace health and safety information within reach.
The best environment, health, and safety mobile apps are more than conveniences—they’re essential tools for keeping people safe, minimizing risk, and maximizing workforce productivity.
Here are 15 of our favorite EHS mobile apps for EHS practitioners:
Automate your organization’s manual processes, reduce injuries and risks, and manage safety in one comprehensive EHS software platform. Vera EHS includes everything you need to ensure workplace safety and compliance, with audit and inspection tools, quick and easy accident reporting, online training courses, recordkeeping, document capture, and much more.
NIOSH Sound Level Meter
Help your workforce avoid hearing loss by measuring environmental noise levels. NIOSH’s free mobile app for iPhone and iOS devices provides detailed, expert-validated acoustics data as well as a library of noise safety information. (Although the app isn’t available for Android devices, Sound Meter offers some of the same functionality.)
Download it: Apple
NIOSH PPE Tracker
Keep track of your inventory of face masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment , so you can manage equipment burn rate and stay ahead of shortages.
OSHA NIOSH Heat Safety
Keep your workforce cool and prevent heat-related illnesses with this free mobile app from NIOSH and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. Features include hourly forecasts, a real-time heat index, heat safety recommendations, information about symptoms, first aid procedures, and more.
Avoid one of the most common workplace safety hazards with this award-winning EHS app from NIOSH. The app contains numerous ladder safety capabilities, such as an angle measuring tool, considerations for ladder selection, setup instructions, and more.
Get critical information about hazardous materials in freight. First responders throughout the US and Canada rely on AskRail to stay informed, respond to incidents, and keep themselves and others safe.
Be prepared for any emergency with this personal safety app. Noonlight securely stores and transmits information between people and connected systems to ensure lightning-fast emergency response.
First Aid: American Red Cross
Get the information you need to provide life-saving support in the event of an accident, toxic exposure event, or another workplace emergency.
Stay informed during severe weather events and other emergencies with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s official mobile app.
Get up-to-date public health news and information with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s official mobile app.
Keep your workers safe during extreme weather events and plan ahead for potential disruptions with the most accurate weather forecasting app available.
See real-time information about air quality and safety with IQAir’s essential app, which draws from over 10,000 monitoring stations throughout the world. Features include 7-day forecasts, air quality maps, indoor and outdoor air monitoring, data visualizations, and health recommendations, and much more.
There are plenty of web mapping, transportation, and navigation apps available today, but for our money, Google Maps is the most accurate, useful, and accessible.
Store, organize, and share workplace safety documents easily with this ever-popular note-taking app. (Don’t love Evernote? Give Box, Microsoft OneNote, or another alternative a try.)
Stay secure and keep confidential information protected with this easy-to-use password management app.
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