How can we help keep workers safe with mobile phones?

Case study

CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Division of Safety Research is the sponsor for the Extended Ladder Safety App. NIOSH sought to enhance the safety of extension-ladder users by developing and disseminating an easy-to-use interactive application for mobile phones.

We began development on graphic-oriented interactive software (application) for iOS & Android mobile phone operating systems, which provide quick and easy access to tools, guides, and checklists for ladder spatial orientation, reference, and decision-making. The app is distributed to ladder users, employers, and safety professionals, to assist in activities such as extension ladder selection, inspection, accessorizing, positioning, and use.