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Tech in OSH: Trending Apps for Safety Professionals


1/17/19 12:00 pm to 1/17/19 1:00 pm CST

Event Description

Today’s safety professionals use a range of tools and instruments to ensure the safety of their clients or employees. From document scanners to decibel meters to a simple level and unit conversion calculator, those out in the field may benefit from an integration of some of these tools. One popular way to integrate or replace these tools is with mobile apps.

Join Columbia Southern University on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 12 p.m. CST for Tech in OSH: Trending Apps for Safety Professionals, a webinar discussion and Q&A session on this topic. CSU professor Ralph Blessing will brief participants on the top trending iOS and Android apps that are ideal for busy safety professionals.

Apps developed for the occupational safety and health industry help safety consultants reduce the number of carriables, improve the quality and consistency of measurements, create better reports, and more. During this webinar, Blessing will answer participants’ questions as well as:

  • Educate participants on the abilities of top trending apps in OSH.
  • Inform participants about apps to improve safety consulting and their business acumen.
  • Inform participants on the emerging trend of apps to complement OSH skills.

The original version of this webinar was published on The Link, the official blog of Columbia Southern University.


Ralph Blessing, Professor, Columbia Southern University

Columbia Southern University adjunct professor Ralph Blessing has more than 27 years of occupational safety and health experience encompassing general industry, construction, training and public speaking.

His career began in the U.S. Navy as a base safety officer, responsible for the safety of about 5,000 military and civilian personnel. He became certified as an afloat safety manager and received his Safety Management Certificate from the Naval Safety Center during this tour of duty. Additionally, he wrote the Personal Qualification Standards for certifying industrial hygiene officers as safety managers.

Blessing also has written papers on manganism, low-impact injuries and excellence in safety leadership for the American Society of Safety Engineers and the insurance industry. He has spoken on numerous occasions on topics such as information technology, hexavalent chromium, behavior-based safety and landfill to gas energy. He is a national and international trainer for the TapRooT Root Cause Analysis system. He was the first safety professional appointed to the Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust as a trustee and sat on the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association safety committee.

Blessing holds a master’s degree in occupational safety and health.


Kevin Druley, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Druley covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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