Toronto, Canada – APPinspect Inc. today is pleased to announce Hazard Manager 3.5 for iPad, an update to their customizable, map-based, workplace safety inspection app. Ideal for safety inspectors and OHS professionals, Hazard Manager allows easy import of floor plans, graphics, or photos. The update includes Dropbox integration, allowing users to upload, download, archive, and distribute via links, using a proprietary file format that has movable Hazard Points marked on a floor plan.

There are two components to a Hazard Manager inspection map: a Floorplan and Hazard Points. Regular inspections can be done by configuring Hazard Points placed on the Floorplan with pertinent inspection data. Hazard Points are small, color-coded, flaggable, editable, movable, information repositories, which are able to store large quantities and diverse types of data that usually require a dozen binders. Each Hazard Point contains a variety of data storage functions, including: photos from the iPad camera, pictures from the Photo Library (accident investigation photos, GHS hazard symbols, or any JPEG), checklists, custom fields, status flags, etc.

Users monitor and track their Hazard Points through the addition of inspection data on an Inspection Point containing checklists, photos, priority flags, attachable documents, tags, descriptions, and configurable text fields. Hazard Manager is iPad 3 friendly, making use of the camera both for recording at Hazard Points and for Floorplans. When users do not have time to sketch out a floor plan, they may instead take a photo, shooting a picture of a face to record the efficiency of a skin treatment, or photograph a bridge from which a piece of concrete has fallen off, saving time while keeping an accurate record.

Other safety inspection management applications are prescriptive, taking users through endless checklist trees and involving 3rd party databases. Hazard Manager is different. This app gives users the ability to import floor plans from emailed JPEGs, making it easy to use and track workplace conditions. Hazard Manager also features powerful export capabilities that facilitate Digested and Full PDF reporting to a user’s favorite PDF Library app, .csv export to feed advanced databases, and a proprietary .hzp format export to Dropbox.

Cloud computing compatible, with a proprietary file format (.hzp), full Hazard Manager files can be quickly loaded to the cloud, for secure exchange, storage, back up, and more. Using Dropbox and their iPad, inspectors can now access centralized and distributable storage configured in the inspector’s own Dropbox. Hazard Manager can securely communicate with Free, Paid, and Team Dropbox accounts, allowing users to share and store a living inspection with managers, invaluable for training, back-up, reporting, and more. The app accommodates multiple facilities and users, and allows sharing via six different export formats. While used primarily for the documentation and information management of safety inspections in manufacturing facilities, Hazard Manager can easily track safety issues inherent in any R&D project, field trial, or experiment.

* Projection capabilities facilitate meetings, consensus building, planning, action, and aftercare
* Direct flip-card comparison of Hazard Pointed Floorplans over time to build timelines
* Using photographs as Floorplans when a line drawing is not enough

Plant safety directors and managers have quickly adopted powerful, portable, mobile devices, which permit them to conveniently carry a wealth of workplace safety information with them, wherever they go. Increasingly, safety professionals are coming to rely upon new noise apps, light apps, vibration apps, radiation apps, etc. And a huge body of international safety regulation is also ready to come online. Now, more than ever, the safety groups at workplaces worldwide can benefit from the capabilities of Hazard Manager, helping them take advantage of these many new resources, without becoming overwhelmed and without any paper forms.

Feature Highlights:
* Makes any iPad a complete workplace inspection and hazard management tool
* Manage your inspections in 9 renameable layers
* Paper-free workplace inspections and notes
* Priority flags for Hazard Points, four levels
* Copy over of previous inspection Hazard Pointed Floorplans with several priority flag reset options
* JPEG floor plans with multiple data entry layers
* Uploadable or directly configurable drop down lists for every layer
* Identify hazard points using Cartesian coordinates
* Logical filing system: groups of floor plans contain folders of inspections by floor plan
* Full import and export capabilities (email, direct iPhoto, .csv, .pdf, or upload of live map)
* Integrated search function
* Facilitates spatial analysis and 3-D visualization

Hazard Manager is not only an efficient workplace hazard manager, but it can also be used to track any other area of concern where sketches or photos over time can be used as ‘Floorplans’, such as changing health issues and treatment effectiveness. User may track the efficacy of baldness cures, dietary allergies, weight loss, home improvement projects, garden planning, and more. With the rich folder structure, executing organized Management Projects for any given hazard becomes possible. Users may employ projection capabilities to enable sharing of data at meetings, for consensus building, planning, action, or aftercare. Users may build timelines that provide a direct flip-card comparison of Hazard Pointed Floorplans over time.

“Use your iPad to document, track and share vital workplace safety information with ease, in the way your organization thinks is most efficient. Hazard Manager supports your workplace safety strategy, rather than telling you what to do.” stated Chris McLeod of APPinspect. “Hazard Manager is your key to a safer workplace.”

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 3.2 or later (iOS 5 tested)
* 4.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Hazard Manager 3.5 for iPad is $9.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. Review copies are available on request.

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Based in Toronto, Canada, APPinspect Inc. was founded by Christopher Adam McLeod in 2010. APPinspect Inc. is an inspection app company that pioneered the first iPad inspection app with a map. The key to our product is the Hazard Point, so keep posted on further version upgrades coming soon! Copyright (C) 2010-2012 APPinspect Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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