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Wearable Technology and Corporate Wellness

Recently Fitbit, a wristband that tracts your activity, including your steps, distance you walked, calories burned and active minutes throughout the day has been implemented in corporate wellness programs. Most notably, Target. Fitbit Wellness, the companies business-to-business program, partners with employers so that employees can purchase the device. Employers are given tools to track their [&h...

Virtual Workplace Hazard Training

Wouldn’t it be great if your workers could explore common workplace hazards without exposure? Now they can, OSHA has announced a new interactive training web tool that allows employers and workers to virtually explore how to identify workplace hazards in the manufacturing and construction industries. Through this tool, users can operate as the business owner […]

SAMHSA Disaster App for Behavioral Health Responders

SAMHSA has released an app providing behavioral health responders with the resources they need to help provide support to survivors.  The App is now available in the App Store, Google play and BlackBerry App World. The app includes pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance, post-deployment resources and more. Everything is pre-downloaded, so you don’t have to worry […]

Ladder Safety App Finalist for Innovation Award

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s ladder safety app for smart phones is a finalist for an Innovation Award. The app addresses causes of ladder falls by having interactive, easy to use safety tools and guides, accessible to anyone with a smart phone. Falls-from-ladders are a leading cause of injury and death. The […]

Heat Safety App for Outdoor Workers

The OSHA Heat Safety Tool allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, which will then display the risk level to outdoor workers. This app also includes helpful reminders about protective measures that should be taken. Available on for Android and iPhone.

5 Apps for Construction Workers

Take your resources with you! The Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America has recommended five apps that are useful to construction workers. Employers and Worker’s can download the apps on their iOS or Android device and have access to them at any time. The apps address ladder safety, heat stress, safe lifting, noise monitoring, […]