The Occupational Safety and Health Administration‘s new mobile product, the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, display a risk level to outdoor workers. The app, which is available on Andriod devices, pulls data from the National Weather Service for it’s calculations. In addition, OSHA says users can:
With a simple tap, 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.
You can view other government mobile products in the USA.gov Apps Gallery.
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**reposted from the Mobile Gov Blog from the Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies at GSA**
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