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By HabitatMap. AirCasting is an Android app for recording, mapping, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone. Each AirCasting session lets you capture real-world measurements, annotate the data to tell your story, and share it via the CrowdMap. AirCasting is an open source project.
AIRNow Mobile App
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The AIRNow mobile application provides real-time air quality information that you can use to protect your health when planning your day. You can get location-specific reports on current air quality and air quality forecasts for both ozone and fine particle pollution (PM2.5). Air quality maps from the AIRNow website provide visual depictions of current and forecast air quality nationwide, and a page on air quality-related health effects explains what actions people can take to protect their health at different AQI levels, such as "code orange." Available for iPhone and Android.
Cargo Decoder App
By Strategies in Software. Cargo Decoder is your guide to what is in the truck or tanker next to you on the highway. Enter the 4 digit number from the DOT placard to learn about a material and see details from both the 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG 2012) and 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG 2008). Cargo Decoder uses no network bandwidth so information will always be available even if the cell network is not. Available through Google for free or for a small fee through other vendors. Cargo Decoder supports the Emergency Response Guidebook in English, Spanish, and French.
By Risk Management Technologies (RMT). ChemAlert for iPhone and iPad now brings ChemAlert to the world of mobiles. Key chemical safety management information including Hazards and GHS Classifications, Risk and Safety Phrases, First Aid information and recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is now be available at your fingertips. 100 products available in free version.
Chemical Compatibility Database App
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.
Chemical Safety Data Sheets App -- ICSC
By ThatsMyStapler Inc.. This iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad app displays International Chemical Safety Cards [ICSC] produced by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Labour Office (ILO), and the World Health Organization (WHO). ICSCs summarize essential health and safety information on chemicals for their use at the "shop floor" level by workers and employers in factories, agriculture, construction and other work places.
Creek Watch App
By IBM Corporation. Creek Watch is an iPhone app that enables you to help monitor the health of your local watershed. Whenever you pass by a waterway, spend a few seconds using the Creek Watch application to snap a picture and report how much water and trash you see. Creek Watch aggregates the data and shares it with water control boards to help them track pollution and manage water resources.
Dangerous Goods Manual App
By Knorre. The Dangerous Goods Manual Android App helps you identify hazardous materials (HazMat). Includes ERI-Cards (Emergency Response Intervention Cards) for guidance on initial actions for fire crews.
Dust Storm App
By University of Arizona. To help protect drivers from dust-related dangers on the road, the University of Arizona has created a mobile application for iPhones that provides dust storm alerts and safety tips. The app uses a person's geographical location anywhere in the United States to determine if there is danger of a dust storm, or any other type of storm, in the area. The warnings come directly from the WeatherBug service.
By Raureif. EcoChallenge accompanies you on your iPhone every day with information and reminders to a more sustainable lifestyle.
Environment Monitor App
By Outsourcing Partner. This Android app measures sound intensity (dB scale with a digital display and LEDs in different colors).
By Environmental Educator LLC. Good planets are hard to find, so this app will teach you how to and why you should protect it. The Environmental Educator has one topic a week, with daily video segments being about 30-40 seconds. Available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and on the web.
Environmental Impact Calculator App
By Siemens AG. This iPhone/iPad app allows you to estimate your building’s baseline carbon footprint from purchased electricity, natural gas, and heating oil. In addition, you can measure the impact of energy efficiency improvements on an annual basis or throughout the length of the project term.
By Sidharth Garg. Winner of 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.
GoodGuide Mobile App
By GoodGuide, Inc.. Find health, environmental, and social performance ratings for over 145,000 food, personal care, and household products — from baby shampoo to bathroom cleaner. The GoodGuide mobile app makes it fast and easy to find safe, healthy, green, and ethical products, instantly delivering the information you need, when you need it most — in a store and on the go. Includes barcode scanning. Available for iPhone and Android.
Google Earth App
By Google. Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for Android. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search by voice for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more. Visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, hiking trails, city tours, and more.
Green Gas Saver App
By TheAppleSeedStore.com. The Green Gas Saver is an iPhone App that trains you to drive more efficiently. Hard accelerations when driving translate to poor fuel economy. With two visual gauges, and audible warnings, the Green Gas Saver corrects your driving style.
Green Schools Revolution: The Game
By Co-operative Group Limited. An iPhone app filled with fun games and quizzes to get the green message home. With fun challenges on energy, water and healthy living, you can unlock four levels of green games including a race to save carrots from the hungry rabbits, an energy saving knockout and a water saving challenge.
Hazmat Load and Segregation Guide App
By ThatsMyStapler Inc.. The information presented in this iPhone app can help the hazmat employee determine the requirements for shipping different classes of hazardous materials on the same vehicle. It uses the "Segregation Table for Hazardous Materials" in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
HazMat Reference and Emergency Response Guide App
By ThatsMyStapler Inc.. This iPhone app serves as a quick reference and educational tool for employees that are involved with the regular handling and storage or incident response of Hazardous Materials.
Heat Safety Tool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and US Department of Labor. The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. Then, with a simple "click," you can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness-reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, adjusting work operations, gradually building up the workload for new workers, training on heat illness signs and symptoms, and monitoring each other for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. Available for iPhone, Blackberry and Android.
How's My Waterway
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Learn the condition of local streams, lakes and other waters anywhere in the US. See if your local waterway was checked for pollution, what was found, and what is being done. The source of this information is a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) database of State water quality monitoring reports provided under the Clean Water Act.
By US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. i-Tree provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools, which help determine the economic and ecological value of trees. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide.
iAuditor -- Safety Audit and Checklist App
By SafetyCulture Pty Ltd. An iPhone app for workplace safety audits, pre-start checks and inspections that is customisable for every industry and application. Collaborate in the cloud.
IH DIG App
By Noble Canary, LLC. IH DIG is the Industrial Hygiene Data Interpretation Game – a fun, free app that helps industrial hygienists train their brain to interpret small data sets. Produced in cooperation with AIHA’s Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee. Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android.
By SafetyCulture Pty Ltd. The iPhone/iPad app is a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Template for conducting work place risk assessments. Allows you to take photos and GPS tag your address while on site to include in the Risk Assessments of your JSA.
By INaturalist LLC. Record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world. If enough people recorded their observations, it would be like a living record of life on Earth that scientists and land managers could use to monitor changes in biodiversity, and that anyone could use to learn more about nature. Available for iPhone, Android and on the web.
Indoor airPLUS Builder Mobile App
By US Environmental Protection Agency. The IAPLUS Builder mobile app is primarily for the home builder and verifier partner in the field at new home construction sites. Users will see EPA's Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications and enter and complete the Verification Checklist via their mobile device. Homeowners can use the app to learn more about the advantages of living in an Indoor airPLUS labeled home. Available for iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.
By Envirolytics. Perform your own quick or detailed energy analysis with no prior technical experience. Get heating, cooling, lighting, hot water and appliance energy consumption break downs with yearly cost and CO2 emission estimates. Upgrade and retrofit suggestions include yearly savings, economic projections, payback period and information about various energy saving alternatives. For iPhone.
Journey North App
By Annenberg Learner. Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eagles— and other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; and other natural events. The Journey North app allows teachers and students to record and submit their observations while they are in the field.
Label Lookup App
By Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). You are in a store, considering what to buy and you see a claim on a product -- maybe your cleaning product bears the Green Seal label, or a claim on the carton says the eggs are "Animal Welfare Approved." What's it mean? Is it backed up by good standards? Can you trust it? The Label Lookup App for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad can help you find out.
Labelmaster's Hazmat Label Finder App
By American Labelmark Company. This iPhone app helps you find the hazmat labels you need for shipping hazmat by ground, rail, air, and sea. Simply enter the UN ID of your hazmat shipping material or search by material name. Labelmaster's Label Finder(SM) uses the latest Department of Transportation 49 CFR hazardous materials table to help you find the hazard class labels you need for your hazardous material shipment.
Labelmaster's Hazmat Placard Finder App
By American Labelmark Company. This iPhone app helps you find the placards you need. Simply enter the UN number of your hazmat shipping material or search by material name. Labelmaster's Placard Finder(SM) uses the latest Department of Transportation 49 CFR hazardous materials table to find the DOT placards for your hazardous material shipment. Also includes the Placard Finder game. Find a hazmat placard, add it to your placards in the Placard Finder game, and earn great achievement rewards.
Light Bulb Finder
By Eco Hatchery, LLC. An app for iPhone and Android that makes it easy to switch from conventional light bulbs to energy-saving equivalents with the right fit, style and light quality. View bulb images, cost, savings, and environmental impact. Create shopping lists, and buy bulbs directly through the app or at local stores.
Marine Debris Tracker
By NOAA and SEA-MDI. The Marine Debris Tracker mobile app allows you to help make a difference by checking in when you find trash on US coastlines and waterways. Available for iPhone and Android.
MMH Calculator App
By Rising Step. With this free version of the MMH Calculator (Manual Material Handling) the recommended weight limit for lifting tasks can be calculated. The calculation is based on the revised NIOSH lifting equation. This method is internationally established, and is e.g. used by Dutch Labour Inspectorate.
By US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This app lets users anonymously report precipitation from their Apple or Android mobile device. With the mPING app, anyone can send a weather observation on the go. The user simply opens the app, selects the type of precipitation that is falling at his or her location, and presses submit. The user’s location and the time of the observation are automatically included in the report. All submissions will become part of a research project called PING – Precipitation Identification Near the Ground.
MSDS Mobile App
By Kelleher, Helmrich and Associates, Inc. (KHA). Search and view MSDSs/SDSs with this app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Add an unlimited number of frequently referenced MSDSs to your personal binder. Forward complete MSDSs by fax, e-mail or SMS (text message); or share the MSDS that you use by Tweet or Facebook post.
My Green Apps
By US Environmental Protection Agency. Find more than 100 apps that developers have made about the environment. You can sort the apps by topic or platform, or suggest an existing app you think EPA should add to the site.
My Place History App
By ESRI. A tool that links your personal place history to personal environmental experience using several governmental databases, including the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute of Health's known chemical database. Using U.S. street addresses to create and maintain a personal place history, My Place History allows you to gather general information about the distance (or proximity) to certain specific events, hazards or exposures. For iPhone and iPad.
By Australian Government, Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Anyone with an Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod touch can download MyEnvironment and use it to search for information about heritage sites, wetlands, national parks and protected plants and animals in any Australian location.
Nature Near You App
By The Nature Conservancy. Interact with the world around you by exploring photos and nature preserves near you. Photograph your experience and share it with your social networks. Enjoy the Photo of the Day, Nature News and downloadable wallpaper.
By Douglas Meredith/National Phenology Network. Nature's Notebook is a citizen science program for observing and recording plant and animal life cycle events, like flowering and bird migration (also known as phenology). Available for Android, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Register at www.usanpn.org to share observations with researchers.
By NatureFind. Helps you find nature nearby with thousands of nature places and events. For iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
NIOSH Ladder Safety App
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 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.
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (NPG) App
By ThatsMyStapler Inc.. The NIOSH Chemical Hazards Pocket Guide (NPG) iPhone App is intended as a source of general industrial hygiene information on several hundred chemicals/classes for workers, employers, and occupational health professionals.
One Small Act
By NBCUniversal. An app that informs people about what they can do to ‘green’ their lives, and the impact it can have, in an entertaining way. The app allows users to set goals, track their progress and share achievements with friends via email, Facebook or Twitter. You can either download the app from the iTunes store or on your mobile device.
One Stop Green Mobile App
By One Stop Green, LLC. This iPhone app allows you to conduct home and commercial energy audits right from your mobile phone! Receive daily green tips. Includes a solar, wind, water, and lighting calculator.
Pangea Safari App
By Tembo. The Pangea Safari iPhone app is an ecosystem sim game about food webs and the fragility, resilience and interdependence of species. Players create and protect thriving ecosystems, striving to prevent extinction.
By aMobileFuture. An iPhone app that provides you with information about the sources of pollution and the measured expositions in Europe.
By Networked Organisms. Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere. Download the iPhone app and help build an active community where users can view submissions, help identify species, choose their favorite photos, follow their favorite contributors and discuss their encounters. Users can also make submissions directly from the web.
Recalls and Safety Alerts App
By Health Canada. Get access to recent recalls and safety alerts from the Government of Canada including the most recent recalls and advisories from Health Canada, Transport Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The Recalls and Safety Alerts app is available for Apple, Android and BlackBerry.
Report a Litterer App
By Texas Department of Transportation. The Don’t Mess with Texas Report-A-Litterer App gives Texans a way to actively report litter and litterbugs on Texas roadways -- litterers get a letter reminding them to keep trash off the roadways. You can also view a real-time zoom-able map of Texas with all reports, including the dates and types of litter reported. The app is available for both iOS (Apple) and Android (Google) smartphone platforms.
By EPA Victoria. EPA Victoria's public litter reporting service was the first of its kind to be established in Australia. It enables members of the public to report people who throw litter from a Victorian-registered motor vehicle and those that litter are fined. Available as an iPhone app.
By SiteDocs Safety Corp. SiteDocs is an iPhone/iPad app that provides construction contractors with the tools and resources necessary to design, implement and manage job site safety on a project-by-project basis. Designed specifically to meet the challenges of small and medium sized construction companies.
Solar Panels Suitability Checker
By Solar Panels UK. This iPhone app will help you identify if your roof or other location is suitable for solar panel installation.
The Green Gumshoe
By TheGreenGumShoe.com. Environmental Crime Reporter App for iPhone. If you detect a potential evironmental violation in your community, you now have the ability to report it directly to your local government agency.
The UNEP Carbon Calculator
By United Nations Environment Programme. Users of this iPhone application can calculate their personal carbon footprint for journeys taken by air, train, or road. They will then be shown the equivalent area of a particular ecosystem (such as a tropical forest) that can absorb this amount of carbon dioxide.
By TrashOut.me. This app allows you to locate and report illegal dumps in your neighborhood, your city or anywhere else in the world. Available for iPhone, Android and Windows.
By United Steelworkers. The USW Safety iPhone/iPad app is designed as an easy and accessible chemical safety reference for workers. Search the New Jersey Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) database by chemical name, DOT number, CAS number, or RTK Substance number to view the entire fact sheet. This includes information on workplace exposure limits, health hazards, workplace controls, personal protective equipment, handling and storage, and emergency information. Flip through an electronic version of the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards or search for a chemical by name in the index to view its properties, exposure limits, recommended personal protective equipment and first aid. A US Department of Labor Worker Safety & Health App Challenge Winner in January 2013.
By Forester Media, Inc.. Waterprint is an iPhone app that calculates how much water is imbedded in your daily activities, including what you wear, eat and drink. It includes a Waterprint calculator that tells you how much water it takes to grow a banana, manufacture a T-shirt, or brush your teeth.
By US National Library of Medicine. WISER is a system designed 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.
Working Together -- Healthy Workplaces Campaign App
By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. This iPad app includes different tools and resources to help managers, workers and their representatives to work together for risk prevention and health promotion in the workplace. Includes videos, checklists and an interactive self-assessment tool
WWF Together App
By World Wildlife Fund. This interactive experience in this iPhone/iPad app brings you closer to the stories of elephants, whales, rhinos and other fascinating species. Discover their lives and the work of WWF in a way you’ve never seen before. Try out “tiger vision,” stay as still as the polar bear during a hunt, and chop the panda’s bamboo. New species stories — which you can fold and share with the world — are added regularly.
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