How Valuable is Immediate Hazard Info in an Emergency: Utilizing QR Codes

I was sitting on my couch reading a few blogs and articles, and I came across this really interesting article in Wired, “How a QR Code Could Save Your Life”.

The article explained how the Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club (ADAC) requires every automaker to provide a “rescue sheet” for vehicles sold in Germany. This sheet provides information about the placement and volatility of materials in the vehicle. This is similar to a safety data sheet, in that both identify and convey hazards.

But the really cool item is how they are adopting the use of QR codes to deliver the rescue sheets. By placing a QR code in a few places on the vehicle, first responders can simply scan and pull up the rescue sheet on their mobile device. This allows those first reponders to instantly identify any materials in the car that may present a hazard.

This is almost the exact same idea as our QRy feature. We allow our customers to create a QR code for any material in their notebook for immediate retrieval and display of a safety data sheet by simply scanning a QR code. So, if there is an emergency or accidental release, just scan for the SDS.

What’s cool about this is, people and companies are really just starting to exploit this technology for greater value and benefit to end users.