Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

OSHA Software Expert Systems

SafeCare Advisor
January 2000

DISCLAIMER: The expert advisor referenced on this page was designed several years ago and although it should function using the latest versions of Windows without problem, there may be instances where it is no longer compatible (i.e., Windows 64-bit).

OSHA's Hazard Identification Software for Long Term Health Care Facilities. This Expert Advisor software will create a customized report on the likely occupational safety and health hazards in a long term care facility. It relies on input from the user about the activities, equipment, and materials in the workplace. The SafeCare advisor evolved from the Hazard Awareness Advisor and focuses on one specific industry. DynCorp developed it with guidance from the staff of DTS's Office of Occupational Nursing.

Depending on the options selected, the SafeCare Advisor:

  • interviews users about tasks, activities, and equipment used,
  • identifies potential hazards by work area, by job category, or throughout the facility,
  • prepares a customized report in response to the user's input, and
  • provides related information.

Please keep in mind that this Advisor is problem-solving, expert-system software. It is not a Web site. It does not look like or act like the Web.


The instructions for installing the software:

  • First, create a temporary directory, C:\tempcare\, to hold the software file.
  • Use File, Save As, to save the software in C:\tempsafecare\.
  • Go to C:\tempcare\ and double click on it to start the install program [It will create a C:\SAFECARE directory plus an icon group for a Read Me First file, icon for the SafeCare application and an icon for Uninstall.].
  • Go to "Start", "Programs" to run OSHA SafeCare Advisor.
    (*If you click the Uninstall, it removes the icon group and all the contents of the SAFECARE directory.)

Download SafeCare Advisor

The SafeCare Advisor was developed with guidance from OSHA's Office of Occupational Health Nursing, Office of Occupational Medicine, and other OSHA and industry experts. It was programmed by Ronald Bird, Ph.D., and staff of DynCorp.

If you have a problem with, or a suggestion for, the software, please contact OSHA.

If you have safety or health problems in your workplace, please contact your local OSHA Area Office or OSHA Consultation Program Office.

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