Smart Phone Applications for On-the-job Reference

Today’s technology can provide instant guidelines for a wide range of workplace safety testing. While it can’t be a substitute for in-depth onsite analyses, employers are finding phone apps to be a helpful resource in determining whether further injury prevention steps need to be taken. Keep in mind accuracy can vary; use the sites for general reference only. Most apps below are free; some nominal charges may apply.

 

Injury Prevention

  1. Heat Safety for Outdoor Workers

      OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App

      www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/heatapp.html

      For additional information: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0606-niosh-osha-apps.html

 

  1. NOISE AND HEARING LOSS PREVENTION

      NIOSH Sound Level Meter App

      https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/noise/app.html

 

  1. Personal Alertness Test

      AlertMeter from AppAdvice

      https://appadvice.com/app/alertmeter/1179939295

 

  1. CHEMICAL SAFETY REFERENCE

      USW Chemical Safety – Department of Labor

      https://workersafetyhealth.devpost.com/submissions/10862-usw-chemical-safety

 

  1. INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE CALCULATOR

      Interactive Occupational Health & Safety Calculator – American Industrial Hygiene Association (iOS)

      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ih-calculator-lite/id528387466?mt=8

 

  1. Ergonomics in the Mining Industry

      ErgoMine – CDC /NIOSH (Android)

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.cdc.niosh.omshr.ergomine

      For additional information: http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/14240-ergo-for-miners-niosh-releases-assessment-app

 

  1. Ladder Safety (including Step Ladders)

      NIOSH Ladder Safety

      https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/falls/mobileapp.html

      For additional information: http://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/13647-niosh-adds-stepladder-safety-to-free-app

 

  1. Hazmat Reference and Emergency Response Guide (iOS)

      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hazmat-reference-and-emergency-response-guide/id385775821?mt=8

 

  1. Occupational Health & Safety (Regulatory news/training resources)

      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/occupational-health-and-safety/id503734740?mt=8

 

  1. WISER – Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders

     National Institute of Health

     https://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/

Worksite Wellness

  1. online food and exercise tracking -MyNetDiary  (iOS)

      https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calorie-counter-and-food-diary-by-mynetdiary/id287529757?mt=8

  1. Meditation and Mindfulness

      https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app

Please note that, while we update these vendor services and resources on a regular basis, A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Companies does not review them for substance, accuracy, or completeness and we do not endorse or validate any particular vendor or its services. This is general information offered for consideration in making your own business decisions; it is not legal advice, and by making it available we do not assume in any way your legal obligation to provide a safe workplace. A.I.M. MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANIES MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND CONCERNING ANY ASPECT OF SUCH VENDORS, SERVICES, OR THEIR RESPECTIVE BUSINESSES. A.I.M. MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANIES IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS TO YOU ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF SUCH VENDORS OR SERVICES. We encourage you to contact your Injury Prevention & Worksite Wellness consultant with any questions you may have.