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
Oct 06 2015
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…
Nov 12 2021
Nov 23 2021

Cold Stress Calculator

[OHCOW] 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…
Nov 29 2021
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

Occupational Exposure Limits (OEL) Adjustment Tool

Irregular work shifts are now commonplace in many industries and the standard eight-hour work day/40 hour work week (which has been the basis for the time-weighted average (TWA) occupational exposure limits) is often not the reality. To address this change, exposure standard adjustments have increasingly become an essential component in…
Nov 29 2021

Office Ergonomics Calculator*

Recommended Measurements for Office Configurations An Excel-based calculator designed to help you reduce the likelihood of MSDs by helping you adjust your workstation according to your individual body measurements By entering the physical dimensions of a person’s body segments, as well as the height settings of their office equipment, you can…
Nov 29 2021
Nov 29 2021

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
Nov 29 2021
Nov 29 2021

*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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