Occupational Health

Long popular with workers and workplaces OHCOW apps, tools and calculators translate knowledge into action
by defining a problem and/or contributing to solutions.

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The following apps are available for your smartphones and tablets to help you work safer and smarter.
They are available through both the Apple and Google stores.

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Dec 08 2016

AirAssess App

Indoor air quality issues at work can be caused or aggravated by a number of factors. The interrelationships between these factors can be quite complex. By answering questions about your environment, symptoms, workplace stress levels, and allergies, you can help identify issues which may be related to the air quality…
Dec 02 2019

HazardAssess App

This app allows you to take action to reduce or eliminate health and safety risks in your workplace by guiding you through 12 distinct health and safety topics prompting you to: describe the hazard   •   identify its source/cause   •   and to provide your ideas on how…
Oct 06 2015

PainPoint App

OHCOW's PainPoint app delivers a simple ergonomic assessment by running through a series of diagrams and questions to: •  pinpoint musculoskeletal pain   •   identify possible sources   •   discover practical solutions –  right from your smartphone! The results are depicted on a body map, with recommendations to…
Aug 23 2018

StressAssess – Finalist in Worldwide Adobe Government Creativity Awards

StressAssess, OHCOW’s new Workplace Psychosocial Survey Tool which was developed in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), has been selected as a finalist in the worldwide Adobe Government Creativity Awards. This is an international competition garnering 488 submissions, and it is a fantastic achievement…
Sep 24 2019

StressAssess App

StressAssess is a free, evidence-based online survey tool designed to assist workplaces in identifying psychosocial hazards that can lead to stress and mental injury, providing suggestions and pathways to address them, thus preventing harm. It is simple to use, fosters a team approach, and includes a Wizard to support preparation,…

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The following tools and calculators are available to help you work safer and smarter.
Most of them are Excel spreadsheets, with detailed instructions provided.

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Nov 29 2021

Anthropometric Calculator*

OHCOW’s Excel-based Anthropometric Calculator brings together a number anthropometric databases* to provide the most comprehensive and concise data set of anthropometric dimensions Anthropometrics is the science of measuring the size and proportions of the human body, especially as applied to the design of furniture and machines. OHCOW's Anthropometric Calculator was…
Dec 15 2021

CHAP-Risk Tool

Developed by researchers at the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University and representatives from five national and provincial unions and three provincial health and safety associations (including OHCOW) this workplace tool is used for identifying and prioritizing workplace chemical hazards. MORE ABOUT...  
Nov 12 2021

Class / Meeting Room Ventilation Calculation Tool

COVID is Airborne. Is Your Classroom Ventilation Adequate? Determine the adequacy of the ventilation in your classroom using this simple Excel-based tool developed by OHCOW. Share the results with those entering your classroom using the resulting poster. * Tool also can be used to improve other meeting or gathering spaces. A…
Nov 23 2021

Cold Stress Calculator

An Excel-based tool created as a simple means for determining what precautions should be taken to protect workers from cold stress-related adverse health outcomes. Simply enter the outdoor temperature and wind speed into the calculator. and the tool then calculates the adjusted or wind chill temperature for you. It also provides you…
Dec 07 2021
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Dec 07 2021

Glove Size Calculator

Wearing the proper sized gloves is an important step in preventing injuries. Poor fitting gloves can increase the amount of force required by the muscles, cause pressure on the hands, limit dexterity, increase perspiration, and reduce productivity. The one-size-fits-all approach to gloves doesn't work when you're dealing with a physically diverse…
Apr 22 2021

Heat Stress Awareness Wheel Tool

This wheel tool helps with calculation of humidex and provides tips for outdoor workers appropriate to the humidex level. Download it, cut it out and assemble it following the instructions provided. A great tool to reference while working in extreme heat conditions. Source: Occupational Health and Safety Council of Ontario…
Apr 22 2021
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Nov 29 2021

Noise-induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) Audiogram Calculator

Assessing Audiogram Values for Compensation Designed to assess values based on the worker’s audiogram to clarify if their NIHL meets the minimum requirement for establishing a NIHL claim with the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB). The NIHL Audiogram Calculator allows anyone who has had an audiogram conducted, to…
Nov 29 2021
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Quick Exposure Check (QEC) Tool

A practical tool, developed by OHCOW, designed to create an efficient and organized way to complete QEC assessments. The tool allows users to document tasks of different jobs and identify the resulting exposure levels. The tool has been formatted to colour the resulting exposure level cells based on the original…
Nov 29 2021
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*Ergonomic-related Apps, Tools and Calculators are highlighted with an asterisk
You can also view our Ergonomic Apps, Tools and Calculators page.

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