Friday, June 26, 2015

NIOSH Mobile App Addresses Ladder Safety

The NIOSH Ladder Safety smart phone app aims to reduce injuries and keep workers safe while working with extension ladders. Using visual and audio signals and a specially designed angle-of-inclination indicator, the app provides feedback on safe positioning of extension ladders, making it easy to set ladders at the proper angle.

According to the agency, falls from ladders are a common source of preventable construction injuries. The Ladder Safety app targets the major causes of ladder falls and provides users with a number of interactive and easy-to-use tools including a safety guide for extension ladder selection, inspection, accessorizing and use.

The app is available free download in both English and Spanish on the NIOSH websiteApple App-store and Android Market.