The COVID-19 Safety Calculator, created in the Dynamic Network lab, is anonymous, free, and aims to quickly provide users with their own Safety Score and their own personalized feedback right inside the calculator to possibly help in their COVID-19 prevention preparedness. Barring unforeseen technological issues, the calculator is currently open for participation to all people aged 18 or older across the country and globe. The broader research results from this project (TC IRB #20-260) may help social and organizational scientists better inform guidelines and practice aimed at preventing COVID-19, such as those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state health agencies, and business communities. Anyone can easily access the Calculator by going to www.SafetyCalculator.Org, which takes them to our Lab's website for immediate participation.
With sufficient participation in a given state (or larger organization), the Dynamic Network Lab can possibly generate state-level reports for those approved state and governmental agencies (or authorized and certified HR organizational representatives), pending IRB approvals. Officials or authorized representatives can contact the Lab for more information about this opportunity.
For Gov. Officials or Authorized/Certified HR Representatives
If your state (or larger organization) is interested in having your residents (or employees) voluntarily participate in the COVID-19 Safety Calculator in efforts to potentially better understand their needs to possibly inform prevention and safety initiatives, please contact our Lab through our contact page (Box 1). More details can be provided after contacting us.
Specific Areas of Assessment and Feedback Mechanisms in the COVID-19 Safety Calculator:
Potentially needed personal protective equipment or supplies (e.g., More protective gloves, More protective goggles or glasses, More cloth face masks, More N95 face masks, More face shields, More hand sanitizers (with at least 60% alcohol), More protective suits (Hazmat), More disinfecting supplies). Based on needs assessment and safety research.
All participant responses are voluntary and anonymous to promote honest answering. Results from this project should always be interpreted in the context of any given sampling and methodological limitations. A mock-up survey can possibly be provided for further review upon request, instead of using the real data collection link.