OSHA Revises App to Help Workers Avoid Heat Illness

May 29, 2015

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its Heat Safety Tool phone application, which is available for download on iOS and Android devices.

OSHA said it updated the app for iPhones to include full-screen color alerts for all heat conditions, as well as other technical upgrades.

Workers can use the app to calculate the heat index at their worksite and determine heat illness risk levels.

“Anyone who works outside in hot weather is at risk,” Michaels said in a video about OSHA’s heat illness prevention campaign. “That includes construction workers, roofers, landscapers, farm workers, road crew workers, baggage handlers and others.”