I attended a great session at an Industrial Hygiene Expo and Conference. Nowadays anyone with internet can find these useful apps, but it sure was nice to just sit there and watch them explain what they liked/disliked about each smart phone application.

Here are my top “useful”picks (mostly from their list). I like the free ones…Disclaimer: I didn’t develop these, nor have I loaded them all, or attempted to use them. 

  1. Chemical Compatibility Database – might be really handy, if you remember to use it before you mix those chemicals
  2. Lightmeter – I can see this one being really useful on those dark construction sites
  3. IH Dig – if you r one- you gotta have this game
  4. Converter Plus – mg/m3 to ppm, etc.
  5. Cargo Decoder – all those DOT placard trucks running down the road- now you  know to be scared of
  6. Time Calculator – allows you to add time(s) easier
  7. Sound Level Meter – yep. and it works. Well, probably not in court.
  8. Velometer – I can’t really tell you how it works, or if it’s accurate, but it might help sometime
  9. Floor Plans (on the fly) – if you need a scale or a floor plan from a picture on your phone
  10. Translators – these are really handy if you’re not fluent