Washington L&I releases mobile apps for workplace safety, teen worker training

Tumwater, WA – The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has introduced a pair of mobile apps intended to help improve workplace safety.

The Good Observation, Near Miss and Accident Reporting app – designed for multi-industry use in training, hazard recognition, risk analysis or process improvement – offers users an interactive avenue for documenting workplace safety incidents. Upon photographing a safe practice, near miss or incident, employers can mark the photo with a finger-drawing tool, then save the photo with additional details and send it to others in the organization.

The SafeMe app – targeted for younger audiences – includes safety lessons, videos and hazard identification for retail occupations, restaurants and other industries in which teens and younger adults often are employed.

“We hope all employers will give these apps a try,” Jennifer Jellison, program manager for L&I’s Safety and Health Investment Projects Program, which provided the grant money needed to develop the apps, said in a Feb. 21 press release. “They’re convenient, easy to use in the workplace, and offer a great new way to prevent injuries and reinforce safe work practices.”

Both applications are available for download on Apple and Android devices.

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