Over a 25-year period, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 815 deaths and over 70,000 serious injuries as a result of heat-related illness, despite significant underreporting. While heat illness is such a pervasive threat to workers, it can be greatly reduced with access to information and tools.
To help get the message out, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the Beat the Heat National Contest to:
- Educate stakeholders, especially workers and employers, about heat hazards in the workplace.
- Prevent heat illness by creating an awareness campaign that increases the public's knowledge about this issue.
- Highlight the dangers of heat
- Motivate employers and workers to take action to prevent heat illness.
Our Safety App Won Most Innovative
OSHA received 195 submissions which they narrowed down to 18 winners among five categories: Strongest Message, Most Creative, Most Innovative, Highlighting Indoor Heat Hazards, and Best Non-English Submission. ReadyKey’s submission, the Heat Illness Toolkit app, was selected as a winner in the “Most Innovative” category!
The Award Winning Safety App
The Heat Illness Toolkit app puts important information and tools in workers’ hands—even without internet access. The app includes forms, videos, presentations, PDFs, links to online resources, content in Spanish, notifications, and more. Content updates can easily be pushed out to the app from ReadyKey’s content management system, Builder, as needed. The app can be downloaded on Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store to access on Android and iOS devices.
Heat Safety Apps with ReadyKey
Apps like the Heat Illness Toolkit can easily be built in just a few hours. ReadyKey’s platform makes it easy to build your own app with no training or coding experience. Simply add the information and click the button to publish. ReadyKey’s clients submit apps with their company’s own branding and security settings with a variety of content that they want their employees to have at their fingertips.
The Right EHS App-Building Platform
ReadyKey’s platform makes it easy to get the right information to the right people anytime with an engaging mobile app. If you are interested in moving your documentation, forms, or other information from paper or a desktop computer to your own app, please contact us to learn more.