In this section, we will explore apps that can help keep responders safe on the site of a disaster.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Heat Safety Tool is a useful resource for planning outdoor work activities based on how hot it feels throughout the day. The app features real-time heat index and hourly forecasts, specific to your location, as well as occupational safety and health recommendations from OSHA and NIOSH. With a click, the disaster workforce can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at each risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness. The app includes information such as:
OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool showing moderate risk from heat
OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool showing first aid information
OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool displaying a tutorial of app features
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