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Health and Safety Related Apps

Looking for health and safety-related applications that may be of use to your smart-phone savvy employees?  So are we!  Below is a list of the ones we have discovered so far.

Alberta Emergency Alert - Ever wonder how to stay connected in the event of a disaster or emergency that could affect your home or workplace? Here’s the App for that!

Alberta Air Quality Help IndexThe Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) gives Albertans a tool to identify the quality conditions in various Alberta communities. 

ChemAlert Lite - gives you access to safety precautions, first aid instructions, and PPE options for the normal use of thousands of chemical products. It also includes GHS classification information (WHMIS 2015), hazard statements, and the associated pictograms for the products in their database.  Try out the free version (ChemAlert) first to get an idea if this will work for you!

Ergonomics - offers equipment setup advice, a variety of workplace specific stretching exercises, and programmable reminders to help you time your breaks.  App offers content to users in a dozen different languages.

First Aid by the Canadian Red Cross - This free app from the Canadian Red Cross gives you instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies. Uses videos, step by step advice, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge.

iAuditor - The name of this app is a little misleading, as it is designed to help employers design and implement health and safety inspections not audits. Use it to build your own inspection forms, or browse through 50,000 inspection forms that have already been shared by other users. 

OSH Answers - Presented in an easy-to-read question-and-answer format, OSH Answers covers an extensive range of topic areas in workplace health and safety, from hazards to diseases to ergonomics to workplace promotion. These topics are based on questions that the Inquiries Service at the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has received over the years. The number of fact sheets continues to grow as new questions and topics are raised by inquirers.

NEW!  NIOSH SLM - The NIOSH Sound Level Meter (SLM) app can be used to assess risks, similar to how one would use a professional sound level meter.  Workers can use it to make informed decisions about the potential hazards to their hearing in the workplace. The app allows the user to acquire and display real-time noise exposure data and help promote better hearing health and better prevention efforts. 


Have you found any apps that may be useful to other hospitality employees?  Tell us about it at info@ahsa.ca.