Safety-related apps for mobile devices are increasingly being used by occupational safety and health professionals.Visit ISHN’s “Apps” topic regularly to learn about the latest developments in the apps field.
A total solution makes it easy to report near misses while enhancing employee safety
March 24, 2015
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were slightly more than three million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported in 2013. While this number is lower than previous years, the question that remains is how many near misses occurred in the workplace that were not reported and could result in a future injury or fatality.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) first smart phone application (app) aims to improve extension ladder safety. The Ladder Safety app addresses the major causes of ladder falls by placing a number of interactive and easy-to-use graphic-oriented tools into the hands of the ladder users upon demand.
Disaster can happen at any moment in a car, home or building. No matter what the cause of the disaster is, you must set up a proper emergency preparedness plan. With this plan, use your Smartphone’s, emergency lights and safety equipment in ways that will save lives.
This latest version makes it even easier to conduct jobsite inspections and collect workplace safety observations
January 13, 2015
Predictive Solutions announced today that version 2.0 of the SafetyNet app is now available for download from the App Store. Since the release of the SafetyNet app for iPhone® and iPad® in 2011, customers have been using the app to easily upload inspection and observation data to SafetyNet – the leading workplace safety software for predicting and preventing workplace injuries.
Pilz Automation Safety, L.P. introduces their new app: PASmsi Mobile Safety Inspector for performing risk assessments on machines - quickly and simply. Free versions are available for iOS and Android operating systems. In accordance with EN ISO 13849-1 and EN 62061 (IEC 62061) requirements, the PASmsi app enables you to perform and document the typical calculations for PL (Performance Level) and SIL (Safety Integrity Level).
A must-have, “first on scene” tool for every first responder
June 18, 2014
SAFER Systems, the world’s leading chemical emergency response solutions provider, is proud to announce the debut of SAFER Mobile Response™. SAFER Mobile is a smartphone and tablet supported application that integrates the trusted 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2012) with the power of Google Maps™, Google Traffic™, and live weather updates and forecasting.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)’s ladder safety smart phone app is a finalist in the national HHS Innovates awards contest. The app addresses the major causes of ladder falls by placing a number of interactive and easy-to-use graphic-oriented safety tools, checklists and guides into the hands of ladder users wherever and when they are needed.
OSHA launches annual campaign to prevent heat-related illness
May 27, 2014
It’s that time of year again. OSHA is putting its Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers in full swing, in an attempt to raise awareness and educate workers and employers about the dangers of working in hot weather and provide resources and guidance to address these hazards.