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PATHS Mobile Apps

NIOSH Ladder Safety
Available for free on iPhone and Android
 
 
Created by NIOSH, this simple app makes it easy to set an extension ladder at the proper angle of 75.5 degrees. An angle of inclination indicator helps prevent misjudging ladder angle, which could cause the ladder to slide out or fall away. Increase the safety of your ladder operations by combining this app with LHSFNA’s easy-to-follow ladder safety PDF.
 
 
OSHA Heat Safety Tool
Available for free on iPhone and Android
 
 
A must-have for the summer months, this helpful app calculates the day's heat index and provides the risk level for outdoor work. The app also details protective measures to prevent heat-related illness based on the day's risk level. The LHSFNA offers additional resources on preventing heat-related illnesses through our Publications Catalogue.
 
 
NIOSH Lifting Index
Available for free on Android
 
 
These apps allow you to quickly perform the NIOSH Lifting Equation to determine the recommended weight limit for a given task over the course of an eight-hour shift. Note that this app does assume prior professional training in how to use the NIOSH Lifting Equation and is not a substitute for that training.
 
 
First Aid: American Red Cross
Available for free on iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
This top-notch first aid app created by the American Red Cross offers step-by-step instructions for common first aid scenarios. In addition to first aid, the app offers safety tips for emergency preparedness and interactive quizzes that add a social element by letting you earn badges for improving your lifesaving knowledge.
 
 
WISER
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a mobile application created by the National Library of Medicine designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents.
 
 
Decibel 10th
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) is a mobile application created by the National Library of Medicine designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents.
 
 
LiftRight
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
The LiftRight app uses the NIOSH Lifting Equation to analyze the safety of lifting tasks. Just enter your lift data, and LiftRight performs the calculations for you.
 
 
Clinometer HD - Bubble Level and Slop Finder
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
Developed by Plaincode, this app measures the angles of slopes (or tilt), elevation or inclination of an object with respect to gravity.
 
 
Respiratory Protection Resource Guide
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
This app is intended as a quick reference guide for identifying types of workplace respiratory protection that may be appropriate for use when handling certain types of chemicals.
 
 
FallClear LITE
Available for iPhone and Android
 
 
FallClear is a tool for workers, supervisors and competent and qualified persons who have been properly trained in fall protection. It evaluates Required Clearance for several Fall Arrest scenarios that the user identifies by selecting the applicable pictogram. FallClear LITE presumes that Personal Energy Absorbers (PEAs) always fully deploy when arresting a fall.
 
 
Job Safety Analysis
Available for iPad and Android
 
 
Are you a business manager, owner or safety personnel member who sees the benefit of reducing JSA paperwork to keep your people safe? Are you looking for ways to increase efficiency throughout your business through a JSA? This app gives you an innovative new way to complete your Job Safety Analysis.
 
 
Safety Inspector
Available for Android
 
 
Perform safety inspections, pre-start checks and inspections faster and easier with the Safety Inspector app from Barracuda Software. Apply OHSA standards when auditing, preventing workers from being harmed at work.
 
 
Safety-Report
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
Safety-Report is an inspection data collection system that allows you to take your safety compliance audits to the next level. The Safety-Reports application will automatically generate professional looking reports that include a cover letter, photos, comments and recommendations. The app allows data to be collected using smart phones or tablets. The app even works in remote locations where Wi-Fi or cellular connections are not available. Inspection data can be accessed for trending and analysis allowing you to identify areas where compliance is lacking. Analytical reports allow you to filter the data to help you drill down to where the issues are occurring. The data is scored as a "percent positive" and is a great tool for administering Safety Recognition Programs.
 
 
Units
Available for iPhone and iPad
 
 
Units is a really useful app that lets you easily convert various units into many others. Units can convert hundreds of units from 43 different categories, including Speed, Time, Length, Volume, Area, Power, Temperature, Fuel Consumption, Shoe Size and loads more!
 
 
OSHA Safety
Available for iPhone and iPad
 
 
This OSHA Safety App includes the full text of the OSHA regulations for General Industry and Business. These OSHA 1910 Regulations cover most work places, including manufacturing, service industries, warehouses and distribution centers and the medical/dental fields.
 
 
EasyMeasure
Available for iPhone and iPad
 
 
This app shows the distance to objects seen through the camera lens of your iPhone or iPad. Simply aim your iPhone/iPad to any object in your surroundings, and EasyMeasure displays the distance towards that object on top of the camera image. With its amazing 3D camera overlay grid, using EasyMeasure is very intuitive and easy!
 
 
Magnifying Glass with Light
Available for iPhone and iPad
 
 
Ever found yourself on a dimly lit worksite, squinting at tiny print on a Safety Data Sheet or instruction manual? Point your iPhone's camera at the text, move the on-screen slider, and you'll have large, easy-to-read text in no time.
 
 
Genius Scan - PDF Scanner
Available for iPhone and iPad
 
 
Genius Scan is a scanner in your pocket. Quickly scan permits or other documents on the jobsite and email the scans as a JPEG or PDF with multiple pages.
 
 
Safety Meeting
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
This app allows contractors, safety professionals and safety committee members to record and track safety meetings, incidents, near-misses, committee attendance and more. Safety Meeting covers 35 industry trades.
 
 
Build South Dakota: The Game
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
As a spin-off of Future Road Builders, this game was built in partnership with the Associated General Contractors of South Dakota as a career awareness tool geared towards developing the required skills to be a heavy and highway construction apprentice.
 
 
Dig In: A Dozer Game
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
Use your hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness to operate your dozer to perfection by digging trenches, pushing dirt, and filling holes in this fast-paced construction game.
 
 
Dig In: An Excavator Game
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
Use your hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness to build up your reputation as an expert excavator operator, completing simulated construction tasks!
 
 
Excavator Game
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
As an excavator operator, use your skills in hand-eye coordination, three-dimensional thinking, and planning to solve these challenging digging puzzles!
 
 
Future Construction Inspectors
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
Focus on underlying skills needed to be an inspector on a road construction project.
 
 
Future Construction Managers
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
Learn the ins and outs of four different construction management positions by interacting with construction managers of varying expertise.
 
 
Future Road Builders
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
Learn about the different phases of a highway construction project and uncover the skills needed to be a Carpenter, Pile Driver, Concrete Finisher, Skilled Laborer, Heavy Equipment Operator, and Inspector.
 
 
Hooked! A Tower Crane Game
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
See what it takes to become a master crane operator by lifting loads around a construction site.
 
 
Reinforcers
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
Learn and practice the basic moves for 3 different types of rebar ties. Watch structures come together as you tie more rebar.
 
 
Road Builder Blitz
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
Quickly build bridges to learn about different careers involved in highway construction.
 
 
Traffic Control
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
Help traffic pass safely and avoid all the elements around your construction site.
 
Harness Hero
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
Reduce injuries and fatalities related to improper use of fall protection equipment by playing this game.
 
Harness Hero: Bridge Edition
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
As a spin-off of Harness Hero, this game educates players on the fundamental decisions of using a fall arrest system for bridge construction projects.
 
ICRA For Construction
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
As a carpenter on a healthcare construction site, you are challenged to identify safety hazards at a hospital. Find hazards that could potentially contaminate yourself and patients.
 
Lift Coach: Plan Your Lift
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
Players learn the importance of proper lifting posture to prevent future injuries and strains.
 
Lift Coach: Plan Your Route
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
Players are challenged with the task of properly moving construction materials on a job site safely to avoid injury.
 
Site Coach: Ladder Safety Construction
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
HPlayers are challenged to investigate construction sites and practice identifying some of the most common hazards in ladder safety. The game features the following safety precautions: identification of ladder damage, use near fall hazards, secured ladders, placement of ladders in excavation, overhead power lines, selection of the right ladder, and so much more.
 
Site Coach: Start Smart Construction
Available for iPhone, iPad and Android
 
 
Players investigate construction sites and practice identifying some of the most common hazards in building and highway construction. Some of the safety hazards include: ladder safety issues, scaffolding misshape, struck-by hazards, and more.
 
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