OSHA Offers Free Heat Safety App

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From the U.S. Department of Labor:

When working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, vital safety information is available whenever and wherever it is needed — right on the worker’s mobile phone.

The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their work site, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers.

Then, with a simple “click,” they 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.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), employers are responsible for the safety and health of their workers, including conditions that could lead to heat-related illnesses.

The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.  The Blackberry version is coming soon.  Search ‘OSHA’ in your phone’s app store.