Safety Tips

Free NIOSH Ladder Safety App

Falls are a continuous hazard within the workplace. This app provides real-time, interactive feedback in placing ladders at a safe, stable angle to prevent falls from occurring. Check out the NIOSH app page to learn more.

OSHA Heat Safety Tool - App (link)           

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.

National Weather Service Windchill Chart (link)        

The NWS Windchill Temperature (WCT) index uses advances in science, technology, and computer modeling to provide an accurate, understandable, and useful formula for calculating the dangers from winter winds and freezing temperatures.

OSHA Construction E-Tool (link)

This eTool (link) will help you identify and control the hazards that commonly cause the most serious construction injuries.

This eTool is best viewed at a screen resolution of 800 x 600. At a lower resolution you will not be able to view the full width of the page without using the scroll bar.

American Red Cross – First Aid App (link)        

The official American Red Cross First Aid app puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Available for iPhone and Android devices, the official American Red Cross First Aid app gives you instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies.

Lifting Calculator App (link) – Oregon OSHA        

Oregon OSHA’s easy lift app uses a modified version of the NIOSH lifting equation to give the user a maximum safe weight for various lifting (material handling) scenarios.

Hand and Power Tools - OSHA (link)

Hand and power tools are a common part of our everyday lives and are present in nearly every industry. These tools help us to easily perform tasks that otherwise would be difficult or impossible. However, these simple tools can be hazardous and have the potential for causing severe injuries when used or maintained improperly. Special attention toward hand and power tool safety is necessary in order to reduce or eliminate these hazards.

New web resource for residential construction employers to protect workers from falls

To assist employers in selecting effective fall protection methods to protect workers in residential construction, a new website, on fall protection resources, provides details about equipment highlighted in OSHA's Guidance Document for Residential Construction (PDF*).