About these great apps for safety professionals?

The following apps and databases are designed to help safety professionals get just-in-time access to important information and more.


WISER is a system designed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. Available for Android, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

IH Calculator Lite

Offered by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the IH Calculator is an interactive tool that performs occupational health and safety calculations to aid industrial hygienists. A tab is also included for simple conversions including distance, mass, temperature, and more.

NIOSH Ladder Safety App

The Ladder Safety App, aimed at improving extension ladder safety, features a multimodal indicator and a graphic-oriented guide for ladder selection, inspection, positioning, accessorizing, and safe use. Available for iPhone/iPad or Android mobile devices.

Ergonomics App

This app by Siddharth Garg won the People's Choice Award for the Department of Labor Worker Safety and Health App Challenge. Ergonomics is a complete mobile workplace health solution that offers ergonomic equipment setup advice, a variety of workplace specific stretching exercises, and programmable reminders to help you time your breaks. For iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Chemical Compatibility Database

By Cole-Parmer. Find the right material/chemical compatibility for storage, transport and use. This app leverages years of research on chemical compatibility for plastics, metals, elastomers and ceramics. It contains more than 24,528 entries covering 584 chemicals and 42 materials. Available for your iPhone and iPad.

dB Volume Meter

This handy app provides a way to determine whether noise from heavy machinery is too loud. Although quite accurate, if it indicates a serious noise problem, you will need to get a professional Sound Pressure Level (SPL) meter.

Iota Lone Worker

This app is designed for lone workers in remote locations to help you ensure they are still there. It tracks movement and will send alarm if they are not moving. It has two modes of operation: interval timer mode and motion sensor. It was developed by South East Water and has been tested in remote locations.