Agricultural Safety and Health Mobile Apps

Ag Safety and Health April 23, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

Mobile apps—computer applications that run on mobile devices such as smartphones—can be educational, fun, and easy-to-use, and they can help users improve agricultural safety and health. The number of safety and health mobile apps continues to grow in number and functionality. Below is a list of mobile apps that may be useful for agricultural safety and health:

Ag Safety Games

  • Chicken ROPS Run iOS & Android App: is a fun and challenging arcade-style game with high-quality jet-pack-like game play that emphasizes the value of the tractor Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) in saving farmers from critical injuries, and even loss of life
  • Tractor ROPS Run iOS & Android App: This app reinforces principles of safe tractor operation.
  • Fun Safety Games: Learn workplace safety skills through a variety of games.
  • Keep Clive Alive: Test your reactions as you keep the little blue farmer out of harm’s way.

 

Ag Safety & Health Apps

  • CSP Quiz Game Plus: These quiz games are designed to help industrial hygienists prepare for the Board of Certified Safety Professionals comprehensive exam.
  • Decibel 10th: This app turns an Apple mobile device into a sound meter.
  • Equipment Inspection Mobile Phone App: Developed by the Farm and Ranch Safety and Health Association (FARSHA), this mobile app was designed to assist agricultural employers in conducting equipment inspections.
  • Ezy MSDS Lite: Database for material safety data sheets; enter a product name to find related MSD. (Apple devices)
  • FallClear LITE - Fall Arrest Clearance Calculators : This app provides fall arrest clearance calculators, tools for supervisors and workers trained in fall protection.
  • FarmPAD Mobile App: This app can be used to store farm records, equipment service logs, and spray records or to take notes and pictures.
  • Heat Safety Tool: The US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released this app to enable workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksites and learn about protective measures to reduce the risk of heat-related illnesses.
  • Job Safety Analysis: This iPad app was designed for business managers to increase efficiency through a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) or the Safe Work Method Statement.
  • Ladder Safety: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health released this app to improve extension-ladder safety.
  • LightMeter: Easy to use light meter, allowing you to measure lighting levels. (Apple devices)
  • Machinery Sizing: This app estimates tractor horsepower to pull implements.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets: Database for material safety data sheets; enter a product name to find related MSD. (Android devices)
  • NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards for iPad: This app provides a source for general information about industrial hygiene.
  • Respiratory Protection Resource: Quick reference guide to identify respiratory protection that may be needed when handling certain chemicals, as well as information on qualitative fit testing of respirators.
  • Sound Meter: Easy to use sound meter that measures SPL (sound pressure level) in decibels (db). (Android devices)
  • Winter Survival Kit: If you are stranded in severe winter weather, this app can help you find your location, call 911, notify emergency contacts, and calculate how long you can keep a vehicle's engine running to stay warm.
  • WorkSafeBC Safety Videos: This app offers access via a mobile device to more than 150 WorkSafeBC workplace safety videos.

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