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Health and Safety Mobile Apps

NIOSH Sound Level Meter App

The NIOSH Sound Level Meter mobile application is a tool to measure sound levels in the workplace and provide noise exposure parameters to help reduce occupational noise-induced hearing loss.

Key Benefits

  • Raises workers’ awareness about their work environment
  • Helps workers make informed decisions about the potential hazards to their hearing
  • Serves as a research tool to collect noise exposure data
  • Promotes better hearing health and prevention efforts
  • Easy to use

Heat Safety Tool

When you’re working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have vital safety information available whenever and wherever you need it — right on your mobile phone.

The app allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. Then, with a simple “click,” you can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness—reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, adjusting work operations, gradually building up the workload for new workers, training on heat illness signs and symptoms, and monitoring each other for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness.

OSHA Mobile

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!

HT NIOSH Lifting Calculator

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).

NIOSH Chemical Hazards

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.

NIOSH Ladder Safety

This new app uses visual and audio signals to make it easier for workers using extension ladders to check the angle the ladder is positioned at, as well as access useful tips for using extension ladders safely.

Oregon OSHA's Portable Ladder App

Every year, more workers are injured in falls from ladders than from any other elevated surface, including roofs, scaffolds, balconies, and even stairs.
Most falls from ladders happen because workers select the wrong type of ladder for their job or they improperly set up the ladder.
Oregon OSHA requires employers to ensure that a competent person trains workers who use ladders, but too often the training is overlooked because of the time-worn assumption that no one will get hurt.

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC’s official app helps you explore a variety of health information including our health articles, popular journals, timely updates and access to social media. This application is a companion to CDC’s trusted website (www.cdc.gov).

Wellness Mobile Apps

Check your symptoms with our symptom checker, access drug and treatment information, get first aid essentials, and check local health listings.

Cardio Buddy
Cardio Buddy determines your heart rate from a distance by using the camera sensor within your phone.
Our complex algorithm, developed by Berkeley and Stanford researchers, analyzes tiny color variations from different parts of your face to give you an accurate measurement.

Red Cross Mobile Apps 
A selection of mobile apps.

Cure Together
The smarter way to find the best treatments. Get access to millions of ratings comparing the real-world
performance of treatments across 637 health conditions.

Social-minded self-trackers to record workouts records workouts through photos and videos.

Helps you collect, categorize, and communicate your everyday data.

Turns your smartphone data into health insights through behavioral analytics.

Honest Baby
Track your child’s development.

In Flow
In Flow helps you to understand yourself, be happy and make your friends happy. People know what makes them feel good, but spend most of their time on absolutely different things. We strongly believe that tracking your habits is the first step to happiness.

Meal Snap
Meal Snap lets you take pictures of the meal you eat, and then magically tells you what food was in your meal. Oh yeah, we estimate how many calories you ate too. Food tracking has never been easier.

Sleep Time
is an alarm clock that monitors and analyzes your sleep cycles to wake you up in the lightest sleep phase, allowing you to wake feeling rested and relaxed. Utilizing the iPhones accelerometer, Sleep Time by Azumio, senses your subtle movements throughout the night and graphs your sleep cycles.

Stress Check
Stress Check is the most innovative tool available for quantifying your level of psychological or physical stress. By measuring your heart rate through the camera and light features on your iPhone, Stress Check can estimate your level of stress in real time.


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