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.
“We invented nothing ourselves but incorporated learnings”
June 13, 2019
Allergan plc, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a global pharmaceutical company. ISHN asked David Eherts, PhD, CIH, Vice President Global EHS, based in Madison, NJ, to explain how the company is implementing the “New View” of safety.
Excessive noise is prevalent across industries. From manufacturing to construction, agriculture to oil and gas, more than 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise each year.1 Wherever unsafe levels of noise exist, employers are responsible for providing hearing protection devices (HPDs).
VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability solutions, announced today it has acquired Spiramid, developer of the most advanced and easy-to-use system for managing industrial hygiene (IH). The acquisition adds Spiramid’s occupational safety & health software and unparalleled IH expertise to the most trusted EHS platform in the industry.
Workers in many fields – construction, landscaping, oil and gas extraction, emergency response, firefighters among others – toil in high heat stress conditions. These tasks can lead to rapid increases in body temperature that raise the risk of heat-related illnesses.
Army researchers have developed an application that helps unit leaders better predict the likelihood of heat illness for both training and operations.
The Heat Strain Decision Aid is an app for both computers and tablets that conducts simulations of heat stress so that planners can effectively set out time tables that allow soldiers to work while also protecting them from overexertion, which can lead to debilitating, even deadly heat-related conditions, according to a release.
It’s a safety tool that you can launch from your computer, yet the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) promises that its Aerial Lift Hazard Recognition Simulator offers realistic workplaces – complete with hazards.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) today announced a new and innovative mobile app for its business insurance customers called Risk Toolworks™. Available on iOS and Android devices, the app allows customers to access the company’s best tools, guides and resources from their mobile devices to conveniently manage risks.