Health and Safety Apps For Working With Chemical Hazards
October 17, 2017
Mobile apps for Health and Safety keep evolving as we integrate mobile devices into our workplaces. These safety apps travel with you throughout your workplace and provide safety information at your fingertips.
Here are our recommended Health and Safety apps for working with Chemical Hazards to make your work more productive:
WISER: Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders App
WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a mobile application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. The WISER application extracts content from TOXNET’s Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), an authoritative, peer-reviewed information resource maintained by the National Library of Medicine. It provides accurate information about hazardous substances, the emergency resources available, and the surrounding environmental conditions to save lives and minimize the impact on the environment and physical property.
ERG (Emergency Response Guidebook) App
PHMSA (U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration)’s 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to resource to help deal with hazmat accidents during the critical first 30 minutes.
We have to recommend our own app, our mobile sds database. Search for your company's (M)SDSs, print, email and save your binder offline. You must be a customer with sdsBinders to use this. Free app available on apple and android devices.
NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards Mobile Web Application
This Mobile Web App works on any mobile device with an HTML5-compliant web browser and can be used offline. The industrial hygiene information found in this Pocket Guide assists users to recognize and control occupational chemical hazards. Content is sourced from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH®).
Download it from your web browser on your mobile device.
OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App
Plan your outdoor work activities during hot weather using the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool. This App features a real-time heat index for your location with associated heat-related risks as well as health and safety recommendations from OSHA and NIOSH.
The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool features:
A visual indicator of the current heat index and associated risk levels specific to your current geographical location
Precautionary recommendations specific to heat index-associated risk levels
An interactive, hourly forecast of heat index values, risk levels, and recommendations for planning outdoor work activities in advance
Editable location, temperature, and humidity controls for calculation of variable conditions
Signs, symptoms, and first aid information for heat-related illnesses
NIOSH Ladder Safety App
Prevent extension and step ladder-related fall injuries and deaths using this ladder safety app developed by NIOSH. The app provides user-friendly guides and interactive tools to prevent major causes of falls. It includes:
Angle measuring tool - to set up an extension ladder at the correct angle.
Selection Tool - to select the minimum required ladder based on the user and task.
Inspection Tool - checklist for ladder mechanical inspection.
Proper Use Tool — Presents a set of rules for safe ladder use.
Accessories Tool — Describes available extension ladder safety accessories.
Monitor the local air quality with the IQAir app which covers over 10,000 locations, collecting data from a global network of government air monitoring stations. Plan your outdoor work activities by monitoring air pollution levels.