NIOSH: New Software Monitors the Health and Safety of Emergency Responders

The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the availability of ERHMS Info Manager™, a new software platform for tracking and monitoring emergency response and recovery worker activities that follow a disaster or other public health crisis.

ERHMS Info Manager™ allows users to:

  • Create responder profiles
  • Record response incidents and map incident locations
  • Assign responders to an incident roster
  • Design forms and surveys using custom and pre-built templates
  • Request information from responders by using forms and surveys
  • View and analyze forms and survey responses

“By being able to easily collect, analyze, and report health data, ERHMS Info Manager™ decreases the time required to identify exposure, signs, and symptoms of illness throughout an emergency response to ensure workers are not harmed and can respond effectively,” said NIOSH ERHMS Coordinator Jull Shugart. “Data collected before, during, and after a response also helps to identify which responders would benefit from medical referral and possible enrollment in a long-term health surveillance program.”

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