20 Must-Have Mobile Apps for EHS Managers
Looking for apps to help you manage your day-to-day responsibilities, save time, and get more done?
We've assembled a list of 20 of the most downloaded, most awarded, and most recommended mobile apps for EHS managers.
These apps will make it easier to manage your environmental, health, and safety responsibilities.
Of course, we couldn't make a list of EHS management apps without including our signature GOpak Mobile app. GOpak enables workers to manage tasks, audits, and inspections, take measurements and readings, and capture incidents and near misses — even offline — from any phone or tablet. You can even capture photos and videos for easier reporting.
COMING SOON: Our WorkSpace Xpress mobile app will enable thousands of employees across your company to report incidents, near misses, and observations through a kiosk or mobile device.
This app calculates the heat index for your location and displays a risk level based on the heat index, as well as recommendations to protect workers from heat exhaustion at each risk level.
Falls are the leading cause of injuries and death at work, and the most common serious OSHA violation. The ladder safety app is designed to prevent major causes of falls including ladder selection and proper use.
Use this app to calculate the risk for manual lifting tasks and prevent low back injuries in workers.
Get access to critical information about hundreds of workplace chemicals and their hazards. An added benefit: You can use the app offline when WiFi or cell phone service isn't available.
This app turns your phone into a sound level meter. Use it to measure environmental noise and get noise exposure parameters to prevent work-related hearing loss.
The winner of OSHA's Safety and Health Data Award, this app allows workers to access chemical safety information including New Jersey Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) database, the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, or search for a chemical by name to view its properties, exposure limits, recommended PPE, and first aid.
The winner of OSHA's People's Choice Award, this app offers ergonomic equipment setup advice, workplace-specific stretching exercises, and break reminders to prevent musculoskeletal injuries.
This app offers videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice to help you handle the most common emergencies.
It seems like there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done, but these apps can help.
Evernote is the go-to app to organize meeting notes, ideas, and important documents. You can clip articles (like this one!) from the web directly into Evernote to read later, and even share notes and collaborate with coworkers.
Feedly is an RSS reader that helps you stay on top of industry news, updates, and articles. You can get updates from your favorite blogs and find interesting articles by topic.
Think of Todoist as your digital to-do list. You can capture all your tasks in one place, check off tasks as you go, and even track your progress.
Printing, signing, and scanning documents is a pain. HelloSign allows you to use your phone's camera to scan documents, edit and digitally sign, and send them while you're on the go.
This app is an all-in-one meeting solution that lets you host a group IM or video chat, share your screen, annotate PowerPoint for real-time collaboration, and even record your meeting.
There are a lot of great apps to choose from on this list. Now you need Zapier to connect them all and streamline your workflow. For example, you can set up a "Zap" to automatically create a Todoist task from a starred email in Gmail.
While apps like GOpak and Skype can reduce your travel time significantly, there are still times where you need to commute for an event or conference. When you do, be sure to download these handy apps.
TripIt helps you keep track of all your airline tickets, hotel reservations, and rental cars in one place. Use it whenever you travel for conferences or on-site audits.
Waze tells you about traffic, construction, police, crashes, and more in real-time and gives you the best route to your destination.
18. Mobile Passport
Even if you already have Global Entry, this app can help you breeze through U.S. Customs and Border Protection at 24 different airports. It's one of the best kept secrets in travel.
Always losing track of receipts from travel or business lunches? Expensify allows you to scan in receipts or import expenses directly from your credit card to create expense reports.
Udemy isn't a travel app, but it is a great way to improve your skills while you're on the road. Udemy offers 65,000+ courses on a variety of topics, including environmental management, OSHA compliance, and ISO 14001. You can download them to watch on the plane or listen to podcast-style audio during your commute.
Is there another app we didn't include? Let us know in the comments, and we'll update the post with the best ideas.