Don’t carry heavy OSHA reference books to the jobsite or the plant on an inspection tour… carry OSHA right in your hand! Check references on the spot and KNOW if you are in compliance! Modules can be purchased in-app independently – just get the 1926 Construction standards if they are all you need!
By some estimates, the effects of manual material handling represent the biggest single contributor to worker injury in the United States. According to the 2010 Liberty Mutual Workplace Safety Index, overexertion injuries (which include injuries related to lifting) are the most disabling of all workplace injuries, accounting for $13.4 billion in direct costs.
In 1991, NIOSH (The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) developed the NIOSH Lifting Equation to “assist in the identification of ergonomic solutions for reducing physical stressors associated with manual lifting.” This model has been widely used by industrial safety professionals since its creation.
Now you can take it with you. The certified professional ergonomists (CPEs) at Humantech developed htLiftCalc to quickly and easily perform the NIOSH Lifting Equation whenever and wherever you need it. It is available for use in both metric and standard measurement. You can use this application at the job site to evaluate both existing and proposed lifting conditions to determine the Recommended Weight Limit (RWL) of a specific job or task. It can also help you prioritize hazardous jobs that require ergonomic intervention.
htLiftCalc is copyright of Humantech, Inc.
It is formulated according to the work of Thomas R. Water, PhD; Vern Putz-Anderson, PhD; and Arun Garg, PhD of NIOSH as described in the Applications Manual for the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (NIOSH, January 1994).
The complete contents of the 2010 NIOSH pocket guide on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, including the following enhanced functionality:
- 4 Searchable Indexes: Chemical Name/Synonym/Trade Name, CAS Number, RTECS, and UN / DOT Numbers.
- Includes links to associated ICSC documents from the WHO as well as the latest (2008) associated DOT Emergency Response Guide pages.
- Ability to select “Favorite” chemicals for quick access
- The full standard contents of the entire 2010 pocket guide available locally on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad and a network or data connection is never required except to send email feedback.
- Supports printing of all guide pages as well as ERG and ICSC pages using iOS 4.2 AirPrint functionality.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Using AirPrint REQUIRES a device (iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch) that has been updated to iOS 4.2 or higher as well as an AirPrint supported printer.
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