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Using Mobile Technology to Advance Worker Safety

CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Ladder Safety Mobile Application wins 2015 Federal Health IT Innovation Award for Best Mobile App.

Problem

In 2010, the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found a sharp rise in ladder-related casualties, documenting nearly 500,000 injuries and 300 deaths. In studying these incidents, NIOSH identified several contributing factors: poor ladder selection and inadequate inspection, inaccurate ladder positioning, and inappropriate ladder use.

 
Solution

We designed a mobile app that uses a smartphone's gyroscope to guide users in safe ladder deployment. The app delivers instant feedback on ladder positioning, providing the information that users need to correct ladder set-up and ensure ideal positioning.

Results

The app been downloaded over 170,000 times, and is used in more than 20 countries and by hundreds of organizations across the United States. It has also received numerous industry and government awards, including the 2015 Federal Health IT Innovation Award for Best Mobile App.

Mobile technology saves lives.