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Introducing SMARTouch

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Introducing SMARTouch

Say goodbye to collecting field data on paper and transcribing into Excel or Word. 1Source Safety and Health has developed SMARTouch. SMARTouch provides the power to conduct, manage and maintain ergonomic assessments, asbestos and lead in paint surveys, indoor air quality assessments and industrial hygiene surveys all within one comprehensive software program with a touch. The software runs on any computer; however, for portability during field surveys, it runs on a tablet PC with touch screen technology. Touch screen technology provides the user with drop down windows to effectively navigate through the various selections while conducting a survey or assessment. Basically, you can complete a survey thru report development without lifting a pen or pencil.

Asbestos SMARTouch is pre-filled (using dropdowns) with locations (wall, floor, pipe chase etc.), material types (mastic, floor tile, transite etc.), space type (boiler room, classroom, hallway, etc), plus two additional level of descriptions to clearly identify the material. Upon completion of selecting the appropriate choices from the drop downs (which takes about 15 seconds,) the software develops a reference code for similar materials within the same building. This code becomes a critical link for sampling results and remediation costs by material type. The SMARTouch Lead module is similar in design to the Asbestos module as these surveys are often conducted together.

Industrial Hygiene SMARTouch is specifically designed around data collection during industrial hygiene surveys. The data collection logic was developed by a team of industrial hygienists with many years of air sampling and monitoring experience. Information is collected specific to the facility, the employee and the contaminants in an easy to use format. Standard reporting formats including employee notification forms are provided; however, we know that clients may have specific reporting needs so customized reports are also available. The most current version has the ability to link photographs, laboratory reports, field notes and graphing capabilities to each sample record.

Indoor Air Quality SMARTouch is designed so the user can conduct both investigative or proactive surveys and walkthrough visual assessments using the user friendly and intuitive logic that has been built into the software. This module has six standard reports; however, report formats can be customized to meet any requirements.

Ergonomics SMARTouch is uniquely designed to assess ergonomic conditions in the office environment by evaluating working conditions, seating, monitor placement, keyboard/input devices, workstation, accessories and more. As with the other modules, data collection is a matter of moving from tab to tab, clicking on drop downs, or tapping on a field. At the end of the assessment, simply connect to a printer, click on print report and you are finished.

Multi-tasking is designed into SMARTouch. You can conduct a full conditions assessment of asbestos, lead-in-paint, indoor air quality and industrial hygiene in an area including sampling data without the need to look for various forms.

Benefits of SMARTouch:

  • Reduced survey costs
  • Consistency of data and descriptions regardless of surveyor
  • Data transcription errors are eliminated
  • Data is searchable and editable
  • Laboratory results are stored with field data
  • Pre-formatted and customizable reports ready immediately after the survey
  • Easy updating and maintenance of data
  • Customizable data input field to meet Client data collection needs
  • Asbestos abatement costs are calculated in seconds
  • Unlimited data input capacity
  • Click and print completed chain of custody forms for asbestos
  • Current and historic data are maintained together. No need to look in multiple written reports or databases to find the information.
  • IAQ module provides specific corrective actions report based on findings which is helpful for maintenance department
  • All your industrial hygiene sampling assessment data in one location, accessible to everyone!
  • The Industrial Hygiene module prints out Employee Notification letters as required by OSHA.
  • Photographs, laboratory reports, field notes can all be linked to each sample record.


To understand all the benefits SMARTouch has to offer and for a demonstration, please contact Chris Schneider, CIH at 610.524.5525 ext. 14 or