“National Trench Safety Releases Mobile App for the Excavation Industry”

National Trench Safety announced its new NTS Mobile App for the Excavation Construction Industry. National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, trench and traffic safety engineering, and OSHA-compliant training classes, officially announced the release of the NTS Mobile App designed specifically for … Continue reading “National Trench Safety Releases Mobile App for the Excavation Industry”

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“Miller Fall Protection Safety Webinar” & “Fall Clearance Calculator App”

Miller Fall Protection Webinar When working at height, it is important to know your fall clearance and swing fall, whether using a shock-absorbing lanyard or self-retracting lifeline. Calculating your fall clearance and swing fall is critical to your safety. The Miller Fall Clearance Calculator App gives workers who work at heights, the ability to quickly … Continue reading “Miller Fall Protection Safety Webinar” & “Fall Clearance Calculator App”

“Water, Rest & Shade” – “Working Outdoors & Indoors In High Temperature Conditions”

HEAT ILLNESS CAN BE DEADLY. The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn't enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if you don't drink enough water and rest in the shade. You can suffer from heat exhaustion or heat stroke. In 2014 alone, 2,630 workers suffered … Continue reading “Water, Rest & Shade” – “Working Outdoors & Indoors In High Temperature Conditions”

“New NIOSH Smart Phone App Addresses Ladder Safety”

Contact: Christina Spring (202) 245-0633 The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new Ladder Safety smart phone application (app). This new app uses visual and audio signals to make it easier for workers using extension ladders to check the angle the ladder is positioned at, as well as access … Continue reading “New NIOSH Smart Phone App Addresses Ladder Safety”

“New USDA ‘FoodKeeper’ App: Your Tool for Smart Food Storage”

Pretty neat new app from the USDA.

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My wife and I just got through watching a documentary entitled “Just Eat it“. It talks about the amount of food that is wasted in the US (almost 40%) and the world (almost 30%). That means that of the food that is grown, raised, prepared, packaged, etc… 40% of it ends up being discarded.

By far the worst culprit is the individual household. We over-purchase (Thanks Costco) and end up throwing a lot of the food away, thinking it is no longer good to eat. Part of it is the confusion has to do with consumers not understanding the dates on the products that they purchase. There is, of course, the “sell by” date which only means that the store should try to sell it by this date to ensure that the consumer has a reasonable shelf life let on the item after he or she gets it…

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“Top 10 Safety Apps For EHS Professionals”

Paul Colangelo, National Compliance Director for "ClickSafety" evaluated more than 150 Environmental Health and Safety apps available on a number of platforms in order to determine which ones were most valuable to workers. Colangelo had a number of factors he took into account, including: cost, size of the app, content, design, subscription model, registration requirements, … Continue reading “Top 10 Safety Apps For EHS Professionals”

“Protect Your Workers From Summer Heat Stress”

For more more information and to download the poster above, visit the following link:http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/infographic.html In Some Parts of the U.S., Today And Many More Days This Summer, Will Be A Very Hot Day. Get The New Revised iOS OSHA Heat Safety Tool by clicking On Link Below. Available For Android Too. https://lnkd.in/bYY2d8g       

“New NIOSH Smart Phone App Addresses Ladder Safety”

Contact: Christina Spring (202) 245-0633The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announces the availability of a new Ladder Safety smart phone application (app). This new app uses visual and audio signals to make it easier for workers using extension ladders to check the angle the ladder is positioned at, as well as access useful … Continue reading “New NIOSH Smart Phone App Addresses Ladder Safety”

“Miller Fall Clearance Calculator App & Fall Arrest PPE Safety Webinar”

Miller Fall Protection Webinar When working at height, it is important to know your fall clearance and swing fall, whether using a shock-absorbing lanyard or self-retracting lifeline. Calculating your fall clearance and swing fall is critical to your safety. The Miller Fall Clearance Calculator App gives workers at height the ability to quickly calculate the … Continue reading “Miller Fall Clearance Calculator App & Fall Arrest PPE Safety Webinar”

Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” – Dedicated To Children’s Safety – #MakeSafeHappen

Safety took center stage during Super Bowl XLIX thanks to Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” commercial. The spot, which featured a little boy who died from a preventable accident, was designed to be jarring in order to “start a conversation,” Nationwide said. “I’ll never learn to ride a bike. Or get cooties. I’ll never learn to … Continue reading Nationwide’s “Make Safe Happen” – Dedicated To Children’s Safety – #MakeSafeHappen

“iPhone App Helps Illinois Farm Workers To Locate Nearest Grain Rescue Tube”

More than 900 grain bin-related deaths have occurred in the U.S. since 1964, but now there’s an app to help lessen that number, according to Illinois Corn. The Illinois Grain Rescue Tube Locator app, built by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois, was designed as a way for … Continue reading “iPhone App Helps Illinois Farm Workers To Locate Nearest Grain Rescue Tube”

“SAFER Systems Unveils Free Chemical Emergency Response Smartphone App. With Real-Time Weather and Traffic Data”

SAFER Systems Unveils Free Chemical Emergency Response Smartphone App. With Real-Time Weather and Traffic Data A must-have, “first on scene” tool for every first responder Camarillo, CA (6/15) - SAFER Systems, the world’s leading chemical emergency response solutions provider, is proud to announce the debut of SAFER Mobile ResponseTM.  SAFER Mobile is a smartphone and … Continue reading “SAFER Systems Unveils Free Chemical Emergency Response Smartphone App. With Real-Time Weather and Traffic Data”

“Crowd-Sourced Crime-Reporting and Safety App Tapshield Goes Public”

A crowd-sourced crime-reporting and safety app trialed on selected university campuses has now been rolled out to everyone. Tapshield allows real-time viewing of crime stats and suspicious activity in an area, and allows you to summon help when in trouble. An award-winning mobile safety app and response dashboard, TapShield uses collaboration and crowd-sourcing to build … Continue reading “Crowd-Sourced Crime-Reporting and Safety App Tapshield Goes Public”

Get WISQARS Mobile: Injury Data Information Anywhere, Anytime

CDC’s Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) gives you fatal and nonfatal injury data in the United States, and now our WISQARS Mobile Application gives you fatal injury data on-the-go. WISQARS Mobile spotlights four preventable public health problems—motor vehicle-related injuries, prescription drug overdoses, traumatic brain injuries and violence against children and youth. It … Continue reading Get WISQARS Mobile: Injury Data Information Anywhere, Anytime

Safety App of the Day “LiftRight℠ from EMC Insurance Companies”

This free app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices makes it easier than ever to use the NIOSH Lifting Equation to analyze the safety of lifting tasks. Just enter your lift data and let LiftRight perform the calculations for you.   Illustrated measurement guide helps you measure accurately Calculates multipliers, recommended weight limit (RWL) and … Continue reading Safety App of the Day “LiftRight℠ from EMC Insurance Companies”