Great iPhone Applications For The Ergonomic Assessor

Recently I have started using the iPhone more and more as part of my basic ergonomic risk assessment.  Some of the applications that I have found useful include:

iPhone Camera

Being able to take photographs of the workstation allows you the ability to educate the worker assessed about their working posture.  It also allows you the ability to take before and after assessment photos to demonstrate any changes made.  These photos can then be added to any risk assessment reporting that you are providing to the company.

Spirit Level 3rd

This is a great iPhone application that allows the assessor to measure the level of the desk or floor.  It is a great way to gather information quickly about the current work area and whether a more in-depth level assessment is required.

Decibel 10th

This is a great iPhone application that allows the assessor to measure the noise in the area.  It is a great way to gather information quickly about the current work area and whether a more in-depth level assessment is required.

Light Meter

This is a great iPhone appellation that allows the assessor to measure the light in the area. It is a great way to gather information quickly about the current work area and whether a more in-depth level assessment is required.

Break & Office Break

These are just two of many workplace break applications that can be used for the worker.  The worker can set break reminders so that they avoid prolonged static sitting postures.

Lapse It

This is a great iPhone application that allows the worker to gain a better understanding of what postures they adopt whilst sitting and working over an extended period of time.  This app allows the worker to take photos at intervals and will condense this into a short video for them to view.

For those individuals involved in conducting ergonomic risk assessments, I would advise using the assessment applications (light, noise, spirit level) as a screening tool and then using more specific measuring tools should you think there is an issue.

This blog was written by Osteopath and WHS Consultant Heath Williams.  Heath is the director of Principle Four Osteopathy and Corporate Work Health Australia.

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