Following is a list of freeware that provides information and tools for analyzing the risks associated with safety hazards. Before you access any software or apps, please read our disclaimer and permissions page if you haven't already done so.

$AFETY PAYS
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Help employers analyze the financial impacts of occupational injuries and illnesses that cause Lost Work Days. It uses AVERAGE direct and indirect costs to estimate the sales that might be needed by your company to cover the costs of those occupational injuries and illnesses.

CAMEO Chemicals
By US Environmental Protection Agency and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. An online, easy-to-use version of the most popular components of the CAMEO program: the chemical database and the reactivity prediction tool. It contains response recommendations for over 6,000 chemicals. The database also contains over 100,000 chemical synonyms and identification numbers, which aid emergency responders in identifying unknown substances during an incident.

ChemAlert App
By Risk Management Technologies (RMT). ChemAlert for iPhone and iPad now brings ChemAlert to the world of mobiles. Key chemical safety management information including Hazards and GHS Classifications, Risk and Safety Phrases, First Aid information and recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is now be available at your fingertips. 100 products available in free version.

Dangerous Goods Manual App
By Knorre. The Dangerous Goods Manual Android App helps you identify hazardous materials (HazMat). Includes ERI-Cards (Emergency Response Intervention Cards) for guidance on initial actions for fire crews.

EKAT - Environmental Knowledge and Assessment Tool
By M2 Technologies Inc, Kansas State University (KSU) and CABEM Technologies LLC. EKAT is an automated tool to identify, research, and evaluate environmental and safety-related issues for products and systems. [Registration required.]

Enhanced Video Analysis of Dust Exposures (EVADE)
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The Enhanced Video Analysis of Dust Exposures (EVADE) software program merges video files and logged data files, allowing the user to view them simultaneously to help identify exposure sources in mining.

Environment Monitor App
By Outsourcing Partner. This Android app measures sound intensity (dB scale with a digital display and LEDs in different colors).

Hazard Identification Training Tool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. An interactive, online, game-based training tool for small business owners, workers and others interested in learning the core concepts of hazard identification. After using this tool, users will better understand the process to identify hazards in their own workplace.

Heat Safety Tool
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and US Department of Labor. The App allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers. Then, with a simple "click," you can get reminders about the protective measures that should be taken at that risk level to protect workers from heat-related illness-reminders about drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, adjusting work operations, gradually building up the workload for new workers, training on heat illness signs and symptoms, and monitoring each other for signs and symptoms of heat-related illness. Available for iPhone, Blackberry and Android.

iAuditor -- Safety Audit and Checklist App
By SafetyCulture Pty Ltd. An iPhone app for workplace safety audits, pre-start checks and inspections that is customisable for every industry and application. Collaborate in the cloud.

iJSA App
By SafetyCulture Pty Ltd. The iPhone/iPad app is a Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Template for conducting work place risk assessments. Allows you to take photos and GPS tag your address while on site to include in the Risk Assessments of your JSA.

Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Tool for Chem/Bio Protection of Buildings
By National Institute of Standards and Technology. The life-cycle cost analysis tool helps users make consistent comparisons of Chem/Bio protection strategies based on established economic evaluation practices. The wide range of Chem/Bio protection strategies, the permanence of investment-based solutions, and the expense of their installation, operation, and maintenance necessitate an evaluation tool that allows one to systematically and consistently evaluate competing alternatives.

NIOSH Ladder Safety App
By National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The Ladder Safety App, aimed at improving extension ladder safety, features a multimodal indicator and a graphic-oriented guide for ladder selection, inspection, positioning, accessorizing, and safe use. Available for iPhone/iPad or Android mobile devices.

OR-OSHA 104: Identifying and Controlling Hazards
By Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Safety directors, safety committee members, supervisors, and managers will gain a greater ability to identify the various categories of hazards in their workplace, and apply strategies used to make sure hazards are eliminated or reduced. Emphasis is placed on applying the "hierarchy of controls" strategies to eliminate hazards. For Oregon residents. CEU credits available.

OSHA Hazard Awareness Advisor (download)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Helps users, particularly small businesses, to identify and understand common occupational safety and health hazards in their work places. From the user's answers to questions, it prepares a customized report that briefly describes the likely hazards and the OSHA standards which address those hazards.

OSHA Hazard Awareness Advisor (online)
By US Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Helps users, particularly small businesses, to identify and understand common occupational safety and health hazards in their work places. From the user's answers to questions, it prepares a customized report that briefly describes the likely hazards and the OSHA standards which address those hazards.

RADTRAN
By Sandia National Laboratories. RADTRAN is the national and international standard for transportation risk assessment for radioactive materials. It combines user-determined demographic, routing, transportation, packaging, and materials data with meteorological data (partly user-determined) and health physics data to calculate expected radiological consequences of incident-free radioactive materials transportation and associated accident risks. Free for approved users.

Recalls and Safety Alerts App
By Health Canada. Get access to recent recalls and safety alerts from the Government of Canada including the most recent recalls and advisories from Health Canada, Transport Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The Recalls and Safety Alerts app is available for Apple, Android and BlackBerry.

USW Safety
By United Steelworkers. The USW Safety iPhone/iPad app is designed as an easy and accessible chemical safety reference for workers. Search the New Jersey Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) database by chemical name, DOT number, CAS number, or RTK Substance number to view the entire fact sheet. This includes information on workplace exposure limits, health hazards, workplace controls, personal protective equipment, handling and storage, and emergency information. Flip through an electronic version of the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards or search for a chemical by name in the index to view its properties, exposure limits, recommended personal protective equipment and first aid. A US Department of Labor Worker Safety & Health App Challenge Winner in January 2013.

Vulnerability Self Assessment Software Tool (VSAT)
By Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies. Provides a system for water and wastewater utilities seeking to analyze their vulnerability to both intentional threats and natural disasters. VSAT organizes data, supports vulnerability analyses, and documents the analyses for potential utility assets including physical plant, employees, knowledge base, information technology, and customers. Includes reference libraries of both potential threats and countermeasures, and provides a method for managing the information generated by security vulnerability assessments.

Working Together -- Healthy Workplaces Campaign App
By European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. This iPad app includes different tools and resources to help managers, workers and their representatives to work together for risk prevention and health promotion in the workplace. Includes videos, checklists and an interactive self-assessment tool

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