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Tyler reminded us recently of how many mobile apps are useful to EHS managers and others charged with safe handling and transportation of hazardous substances. How many times have you been in a situation where you need to know a regulation or a procedure, or must identify a shipment’s contents, but the information is not immediately at hand? These days, more and more of the resources that EHS and transportation supervisors rely on are no farther away than their cell phone. As Tyler says, “Anyone can obtain this technology and have it ready in case of that one time it may be needed.”
If you’re ready to update your app collection, a great place to start is the ERG Mobile App, the digital, in-pocket version of the Emergency Response Guide. Of course, the ubiquitous and familiar ERG book is among the most common of all guides in safety management and is the “go-to” for anyone who needs to identify hazmat emergency procedures. The 2016 edition is still current as of this writing and is made available by The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Links to both the Android and iPhone versions are found at the PHMSA site.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) now provides a mobilized version of their Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. According to NIOSH, the Pocket Guide “presents key information and data in abbreviated tabular form for 677 chemicals or substance groupings.” This app runs on any mobile OS browser and can be used with or with immediate online data access. It’s available from the NIOSH site, naturally, and you can also learn more about the app, thanks to a YouTube video:
Originally available only for iOS devices, like iPhone and iPad, Rail Crossing Locator is now available for Android.
Findlay All Hazards has a calendar of open enrollment workshops dedicated to Environmental and Transportation Management, in addition to the custom-tailored training we provide to EHS managers and technicians, transport supervisors, and first responders.