Thursday, May 14, 2015

OSHA Updates Heat Safety Tool

According to OSHA, heat illness affects thousands of workers every year. In an ongoing effort to help keep outdoor workers safe, OSHA has updated its free app to calculate worksite heat index and risk levels and educate users about how to respond to a heat emergency.

The OSHA Heat Safety Tool, originally developed in 2011 and now updated for the latest iPhones, allows users to calculate the heat index and risk level for his/her worksite. The app automatically provides the current conditions and maximum heat at a location and can accept manual input if users don't have cell service. Additionally, users can choose to receive reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at any given risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness.

The OSHA Heat Tool is available in both English and Spanish for Android and iPhone devices. Click here to learn more.