NIOSH Mobile Applications (Apps)
The NIOSH PPE Tracker mobile app can help healthcare and non-healthcare systems track their personal protective equipment (PPE) inventory. Facilities can use the app to calculate their average PPE consumption rate or “burn rate.” The app estimates how many days a PPE supply will last given current inventory levels and PPE burn rate. Based on the PPE Burn Rate Calculator Excel spreadsheet, the app features several improvements, including an easy-to-use interface and the ability to add restock. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.
With the NIOSH PPE Tracker app, you can
- Track different types of PPE, such as gowns, gloves, surgical masks, respirators, face shields, and more
- Track inventory by number of boxes or number of individual units
- Add restock when calculating inventory totals
- Calculate burn rate by type of PPE (such as gloves) and for specific units (such as small gloves)
- Calculate PPE burn rate by the number of patients being treated and track changes in PPE usage as the number of patients fluctuates
- Download inventory and burn rate data and share reports via email
ErgoMine is NIOSH’s ergonomics audit tool designed specifically for mining. It includes audits and recommendations for bagging, haul truck, and maintenance and repair operations at surface mining and processing facilities.
The OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool is a useful resource for planning outdoor work activities based on how hot it feels throughout the day. Featuring real-time heat index and hourly forecasts, specific to your location, as well as occupational safety and health recommendations from OSHA and NIOSH.
The Ladder Safety App, NIOSH’s first mobile application, is designed to improve extension and step ladder safety — a concern for those working in construction or any other task that requires ladder use.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Lifting Equation mobile application, NLE Calc, is a tool to calculate the overall risk index for single and multiple manual lifting tasks. This application provides risk estimates to help evaluate lifting tasks and reduce the incidence of low back injuries in workers
The NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards Mobile Native App (mNPG) is available for iOS and Android devices. The app can be used offline when no internet or cell phone connection is available.
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The NIOSH Sound Level Meter mobile application is a tool to measure sound levels in the workplace and provide noise exposure parameters to help reduce occupational noise-induced hearing loss.