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June 26, 2013

Workplace Safety Apps for Chemicals, Falls, Lifting, OSHA, First Aid and more

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We recently posted about a NIOSH ladder safety app. An increasing number of companies are using mobile devices (tablets and smart phones) for workplace-safety-related inspections, investigations, auditing and more. Here's a partial list of several other workplace safety apps that were discussed this week at ASSE Safety 2013:

ChemAlert – Key chemical safety management information including Hazards and GHS Classifications, Risk and Safety Phrases, First Aid information and recommended Personal Protective Equipment.
Chemical Compatibility Database - Contains more than 24,528 entries covering 584 chemicals and 42 materials.
Chemical Safety Data Sheets – 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).
Crane Operator Hand Signals - Gives users instant access to all necessary crane hand signals.
Dakota EHS - Searchable, plain-language digest of federal Environmental Health and Safety regulations. Includes EPA, OSHA, and DOT.
FallProof – Fall Distance Calculator helps accurately calculate the required fall clearance based upon the equipment being used and the height of the anchorage point.
Megaman Lux Meter – Measures light levels of an environment and gives lighting tips.
NIOSH Pocket Guide To Chemical Hazards – Gives information on all 677 chemicals in the database including all the resources of the NIOSH Pocket Guide and more.
NIOSH Lifting Calculator - Evaluate both existing and proposed lifting conditions to determine the Recommended Weight Limit (RWL) of a specific job or task.
OSHA Audit - Performs completely electronic safety audits.
OSHA Heat Safety Tool – Get the heat index for your work site and precautions to prevent heat illness. 
Pocket First Aid – American Heart Association Guidelines on CPR & Emergency Cardiovascular Care.
Sound Meter – Turns your device into a handheld sound level meter.
USW Safety – An easy and accessible chemical safety reference for workers.
And more new apps are being developed every day.

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJuly 11, 2013

    There's another one: WISER the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders that is a real game changer. Huge library of HazMat info, including mixtures of known substances and even an unknown substance identifier. Formatted for iphone and Android too. I highly recommend it.