Top 10 risk management apps you should know about

Kirsten Strand, BSc, CMM, CITE and Joseph Lo, co-Founders of, share the “Top 10 risk management apps you should know about”. With thousands of downloadable apps available, was created to easily find the apps relevant to the meetings and travel industry. Whether you are managing a meeting for over a thousand attendees or just interested in discovering new tools to assist with your personal safety on your next vacation, the following risk management apps will give you that piece of mind.

10. FDA News Reader
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) News Reader grabs the top stories from the FDA and delivers them to your iPhone/iTouch. Keep up with the latest FDA news in one place – FDA News Reader.

9. QuakeWatch
QuakeWatch is a feature-rich reference guide to the latest magnitude 1.0 and larger earthquakes from around the world as provided by seven worldwide sources including the US Geological Survey and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre.

8. Hotzone
If you are planning a trip into the tropics, you will want to be up-to-date on infections and potential medical issues. The Hotzone app provides background information and news on current outbreaks.

7. TravelMed
Travel Med is an application that describes common and uncommon medical issues that can arise before, during, or after traveling.

6. Bed Bug Registry
This is the official iPhone app of the Bedbug Registry, accessing user-submitted bedbug reports from hotels and apartment buildings across North America.

5. FlightTrack
FlightTrack is one of the better “flight tracking” apps in that it allows users to track both domestic and international flights. The app also provides information on departure gates, duration of flights and airline contact information. Not only is this knowledge imperative during risk management scenarios, it is a highly useful app for operating meetings and traveling abroad.

4. Pocket First Aid & CPR from the American Heart Association
Pocket First Aid & CPR reflects The American Heart Association Guidelines on CPR & Emergency Cardiovascular Care. With 34 videos and 46 high-resolution illustrations added, increased Search functionality and reorganized content to make it easier to find help in an emergency.

3. StaySafe Personal Safety Tracker
StaySafe notifies your selected contacts if you don’t check in safely. It sends your iPhone’s GPS location via email or SMS so you can be found fast if you are in trouble, even if your battery runs out.

2. EmergencyLink
EmergencyLink lets you store your important information in one location, share emergency information with co-workers and personal contacts. The app also allows free access to a 24-Hour Emergency Response Service to aid you in an emergency.

1. Aon WorldAware
Aon WorldAware is a global travel information app designed to inform travellers about the risk profile of individual countries around the globe. The Aon WorldAware app becomes a travellers comprehensive safety resource through its expansive resources including a global risk map, watch list, global destination search, embassy locator, travel safety curriculum, essential travel resources and customizable news.

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