NIOSH Chemical Hazards V2.1 for iPhone and iPad Released

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[] Chandler, Arizona - The 'NIOSH Chemical Hazards' application version 2.1 is an iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad application from Random Support, LLC implementing the 2010 edition (publication 2010-168c) of the 'NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Safety' from the CDC and NIOSH. In addition to the complete contents of the traditional Pocket Guide it includes quickly accessible and fully searchable indexes by Chemical name, CAS Number, RTECS Number, and DOT / UN Number as well as the ability to easily create a custom index containing your most frequently used reference chemicals.

Users of the traditional paper version of the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Safety will find that this application makes using this reference guide significantly easier. Searches can be done on any portion of a chemical name, trade name, synonym, CAS, RTECS, or DOT/UN number and frequently used pages can be set as favorites for quick access.

This application is available for $2.99. One other implementation of the pocket guide is currently selling on the app store for more than 6 times as much - $19.99. Another is selling for $7.99. We are not aware of any other applications that have been updated with the latest 2010 revisions from NIOSH. NIOSH Chemical Hazards is now available in the iTunes App store for immediate download. For more information you can visit the company website.

When installed on an iPad, the application takes advantage of the increased screen size to optimize navigation thought the application and display documents formatted for the larger screen. Customers do not need to purchase a different application to take advantage of the larger screen size of the iPad.

New with Version 2.1:
* Now includes an additional index for searches by DOT / UN Number

New with Version 2.0:
* Now includes all referenced International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC) from the World Health Organization (WHO)
* Now includes all referenced DOT Emergency Response Guide (ERG) pages.

New with Version 1.2.1 (Dec 2010):
* Support for AirPrint. Now you can print any document included in the application. Note that this includes a iOS device updated to iOS 4.2 and an AirPrint compatible printer.

* Searchable Index of Chemical Names, Synonyms and Trade Names
* Searchable index of CAS Numbers
* Searchable index of RTECS Numbers
* Search results update dynamically as you type
* Ability to a custom index of "Favorite" chemicals for quick access
* Supports printing of any document to a supported printer thought AirPrint when installed on an iOS device that has been updated to iOS 4.2 or higher.
* The full content of the pocket guide is available locally on your iOS device and a network or data connection is not required.
* Includes all referenced ICSC documents from the WHO. These cards take a standardized approach to conveying health and safety information for chemicals, similar to an MSDS, but without the legal status of an MSDS from a chemical manufacturer.
* Includes all referenced ERG pages from the US Department of Transportation, Transport Canada, and the Mexico SCT. These documents are for use by firefighters, police, and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving a hazardous material.

The standard contents of the Pocket Guide 2010 include:
* Chemical names, synonyms, trade names, conversion factors, CAS, RTECS, and DOT numbers
* NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limits (NIOSH RELs)
* Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)
* NIOSH Immediate Dangerous to Life and Health values (NIOSH IDLHs) (documentation for those values)
* A physical description of the agent with chemical and physical properties
* Measurement methods
* Personal protection and sanitation recommendations
* Respirator recommendations
* Information on health hazards including route, symptoms, first aid and target organ information.

The ICSC Documents include:
* Identity - Chemical name, synonyms, molecular formula, common registry numbers (CAS, EC number)
* Physical data - Physical state, melting and boiling points, vapour pressure, solubility in water
* Chemical properties - Substances with which the chemical can react to form a hazardous product or which will result in a fire or explosion hazard. Materials known to be incompatible with the chemical.
* Acute health hazards - Symptoms of exposure (inhalation, skin, eyes, ingestion) Routes by which the chemical can be absorbed into the body
* Short and long term health effects - Adverse health effects which could arise from short or long-term exposure, as identified from toxicological tests or from poisoning incident case studies.
* Fire and Explosion hazard - Situations which could give rise to a risk of fire or explosion.
* Preventative measures - Information on appropriate engineering controls, protective clothing and other equipment which could either prevent exposure or avoid the risk of fire or explosion.
* First Aid and Fire Fighting information - Emergency response advice tailored to the properties of the chemical.
* Regulatory information - Occupational exposure limits published by institutions in various jurisdictions.
* Classification & Labelling - Symbols/Pictograms, hazard and precaution statements from EU legislation and increasingly according to GHS
* Environmental Data - Information on environmental hazards e.g. risk to aquatic organisms, bioaccumulation.
* Spillage disposal and safe storage - Methods for containment, safety measures to protect workers dealing with a spillage, appropriate storage conditions based on chemical properties.

The ERG2008 pages are primarily a guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident.

Random Support, LLC develops iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad applications as well as Windows based application development services for businesses and individuals. Copyright (C) 2010-2011 Random Support, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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