It's ok. 2/5
By Interested observer
I'd rather have a forecast a day in advance or two since you need to start drinking water then.
Easy to use tool! 4/5
Great tool. Any chance we can get alerts/ notifications based on significant heat index changes in the same day?
Not very accurate 2/5
Was using it on outdoor construction jobSite and discovered the app is not accurate. I would not use this app alone to determine rest times.
By Sophie is amazing!!/
This app is absolutely fantastic! It's accurate and works great!
Me, my coworkers and managers all have this app and the temperature and heat index are always reading different on each phone.
Just keeps crashing 1/5
Erase it, download again and it just keeps crashing......works about as well as you would expect a government sponsored app to!
By Claude Crider
This app is great
Hotlines crash the app 2/5
In app hot links crash the app. Please fix.
WILDLY INACCURATE AND DANGEROUS!!! 1/5
On this app it reported 85 degrees and 44% humidity. It gave a 'feels like' temp of 85. Yet my weather app said 87 with 44% humidity felt like 101 degrees. To be off that far, 16 degrees, is a huge difference in how you treat the conditions you are working in.
If this is a 'glitch' fix it before people die. Government in action is government inaction.
First download for this app. Just downloaded to iPhone 6, and every time I touch the 'i' for information, the app closes. Without access to the info. button, the app is worthless.
Also, when trying to get App help, the linked website has no item in the menu to get app assistance!!
There is NO heat index on this version... I NEED heat index for my job. 1/5
The old version calculated heat index and the current version doesn't. Horrible.
Not very helpful for planning 1/5
This seems to only give me current temp/location. I want to be able to prepare for tomorrow at a different job site. Not very helpful.
Needs to use Forecast weather data again 3/5
Previous version would pull weather forecast data and calculate the max danger for the day. Now it just pulls current temp and humidity. That's fine if I want to know the danger right now. But my crews and I are already in it at that point, or it's morning and there's no danger. If I want to give them warnings and tips to mitigate the hazard, I need the app to use the forecasted high and humidity so we can PLAN. It did it before, please do it again.
Pretty Good 4/5
By Douche cacoon
Outdoor auto mechanic in Phoenix. I'm sure the app will get updates in the future. Good start with good info. I will recommend to new techs!
By Chad McNultty
Steel worker here I build buildings it gets hot up there thanks OSHA
Improvement Opportunity 3/5
Like the app, suggest allowing to enter temperature in Celsius as well as Fahrenheit. Lastly, allow people to send the heat stress info via email, imess, etc.
Doesn't work 1/5
Doesn't bring in current conditions, so it won't calculate anything. Useless...
Opens blank and freezes when you try to 'get current'. Fix it or take it out of the store.
Still needs repairs 1/5
Just downloaded this for work. Loads with nothing on the screen. Blank. Nada. More repairs are needed.
OSHA APP is CRAP... 1/5
Seriously, how can you put out an App that doesn't even work.
Would love to see this work.
Concept is great if it would work...
Won't open 1/5
Tap get current or today's high and the app closes.
Blows Up After I Select "Get Current"! 1/5
My 64GB Apple iPhone 5s, running iOS v. 7.1.1 ALWAYS sees the app crash after I select "Get Current", for my local readings.
Needs fix 2/5
Still not working. The update causes the app to crash when you get current.
Update from June 17 crashes 1/5
Crashes when tapping "Get Current" link.
App Crashes 1/5
Good concept. App crashes on my iPhone, though. Not usable.
Needs fixing 3/5
I like the way the app presents preventive measures and first aid for the various heat injuries . Very informative once fix the problem. Just did update and when I hit get current it crashes.
Please fix the temp 2/5
It was 110 the other day here in Fresno, but the app showed that the local temp was only 44 degrees Fahrenheit! I wish it was in the 40's here. It's a good app when it works though.
Cool app if they can fix the local temp/humidity issue 2/5
I experienced the same problem as other reviewers (actual temp is 90 degrees but app returned 67degrees), but manually entered in my local temp and humidity and received an appropriate risk level with great recommendations and helpful links when I clicked on precautions. This is a really good concept and is still a useful app (provided you can get the local temperature and humidity from a weather app and then manually enter them here). If they can get the local temp/humidity issue fixed, I'll rank as 4 or 5 stars.
Temp not working 1/5
By Sadie 0306
App was working now always shows wrong temp please fix
Way off 1/5
By jeff wheatley
This app WOULD be a wonderful tool, but it never has the correct temperature. . I work outside all day, 6 days a week, so I was excited to see an app from OSHA about heat advisories. According to The Weather Channel, it is 82 in my city today, but this app claims it is only 44. Please fix this app
Wrong Temps 1/5
By Elcid 1842
Lately the "get current" temps are way off; today it is 82 but shows 52 on app. Not a dependable tool for such an important topic.
Neat but has problems 2/5
If it is high risk the precautions show you (lower, caution) advice. Please don't get them confused.
Current Temp Wrong 1/5
It shows the current as 72 when it is 90. not useful without accurately reading the local temp.
Temperature shows 21*F when allowing to use location. It's currently 100* here (AZ). Not sure if they forgot to convert from Celsius.
Does what it says. 3/5
Would be nice if there was a way to email the report.
Great app!!! 5/5
Good tool for preventing heat illness!
I am a wildland firefighter. I wanted an app I could use to quickly calculate the heat index given temperature and RH- without a signal, which I often do not have. This is that app. I am not sure what the negative reviews are for. If you want to quickly know the current heat index for the safety or protection of your crew, job site, or just working in the yard somewhere that the heat index really matters, this is what you want.
Great tool for iPhone! 5/5
Gets the temperature and humidity for my area via the cloud.
iPad has less functionality 3/5
iPad doesn't have the "Get Current/Today's Max" with a WiFi iPad. Also, why isn't there a clear values/Reset button?
Nice app but do u think osha writes sum if its own reviews like other app makers
OSHA Heat Tool (No Version, DOL maintained) 5/5
Provided as a public service by the US Dpt. of Labor. Continually under development. All systems functioned during midnight test drive. Daytime access may be slower if relying on Gov. databases & public Internet servers. If it wont display protective measures, Plug in expected numbers after hours to get familiar with the requirements for the next day.
Safety Over Stupidity 4/5
A glance through this app makes it obvious that it is aimed at employers as much as workers. And it should be: Anyone who has seen outdoor workers in a hot climate knows that too often the most elemental safety precautions are not in effect.
I'd rather pay taxes for work like this than movie ads that romanticize war.
Glad I found this useful app 5/5
Never would have occurred to me to look for it if not for an article I read about people using one star app ratings to advance their political views.
Great app! 5/5
This is the best! It's super helpful.
Great program! 5/5
Awesome program!!! For us in the safety world, knowing the heat index is a good thing :-)
Safety is 5/5
Well said, Nrdctcg. This app provides valuable information for those of us who are professionals in the field of safety and know how to use it. Those reviewers only complaining about the cost of development are clueless and probably will remain so until such time as someone they care about suffers from heat stress, exhaustion or stroke. By then it may be too late.
Works well, well designed 4/5
If this app cost $200,000 as somebody here claims, (where'd that number come from, any verified source?) that's a bit pathetic,
BUT the app works well. You can input temp and humidity or grab that info automatically from the net (tap the GET CURRENT button. I had no problem getting the precautions or additional info.
Perhaps the competence issues are pn the part of those who don't work their own iPhones so well?
By Joseph Conrad 34
This is not a venue for political opinions. This app is clean, well designed and delivers as promised. The heat index is a critical piece of information for safety professionals and crew leads alike. A great download to keep on your phone.
Review the app 5/5
Not a single review opining the cost of developing this app has even stopped to consider the benefit of this app, or the cost for people not having this information. Bush took a record surplus and left with a record deficit and borrowed trillions to fight a war on false pretenses. Billionares not paying an equivalent in taxes to middle class Americans costs us billions every year. That is only the tip of the iceberg. Yet, you complain about $200k? And you do do so with ZERO consideration for the cost effectiveness this could provide in saving businesses in lost time and workers comp, much less the medical cost we all shoulder, and the cost to human life. You contribute nothing worthwhile to a discussion when you ignorantly blast your opinions because you have a political axe to grind.
That said the app appears to be useful and is convenient. It provides useful information to people who don't know what WBGT or a Heat Stress Exposure TLV is, which is probably most people. It is a convenient tool for workers who work outside and are far more likely to have a smartphone than a computer with Excel. If they had the convenience of doing the calculations on Excel they would be working inside, not working outside.
As a professional in the health and safety field, I believe this appears to be a useful tool so far. I also applaud OSHA's attempt to get this critical information to the people who need it most in a very modern and convenient way. I would recommend employees and supervisors who work outside in hot climates give it a try.
$200k on an app that does as much work as a calculator. Ya, let's shut down the shuttle program and other things that are actually knowledge gaining so we can get more apps like this. Two thumbs up department of labor.