Workplace Hazards Series: COVID-19

As governments ease months-long restrictions allowing employees to return to their offices, the new reality is that these places won’t be the same as we left them. The new normal will entail increasingly structured workplaces that are more mindful of potential physical contamination. For the foreseeable future, there will be new routines and procedures that we will need to enforce and become accustomed to, seemingly normal ways of doing things that need to be shifted in order to protect team members from potential infection of the notorious virus.   Continue Reading…

SafetyLine Lone Worker Return to Work Plan: COVID-19

Recently, the BC government released its Restart Plan that lists the steps we can take together as we start to return to the “new normal” from the COVID-19 response. In this plan, we are reminded that it has been our commitment to Work From Home and the following recommendations from authorities that have allowed us to slow the growth of this pandemic. While we should congratulate ourselves on our success thus far in flattening the curve in Brtish Columbia, however, we also need to remember that Continue Reading…

Regular Check-in And Location Tracking During COVID-19: Are Your Workers Safe Right Now?

The COVID-19 virus has impacted millions of lives around world, changing how we shop, affecting how we socialize and perhaps most significantly, transforming how we work. Because of the pandemic, most of us are now working from home and in other remote offices, trying our best to adapt to this very different world.  

Because of the major shift in the workplace, using a powerful worker location tracking system for your lone and remote employees can make world of difference for both their safety as well as your peace of mind. If a lone worker ever experiences an emergency and needs help, knowing their location will allow you to send the best help possible, as quickly as possible. Thankfully, satellite technologies have Continue Reading…

COVID 19: Working from Home Tips From Staff At SafetyLine Lone Worker, Part 3

In continuation of Part 1 and Part 2: Working from Home Tips from Staff at Safetyline Lone Worker, we understand the challenges of working remotely. But since the public quarantine because of COVID-19, all of us truly understand what it’s like to be working at home and sometimes alone.

So we asked our team at SafetyLine ,“What is one tip that you would give someone who is working from home?” Continue Reading…

Remote and Lone Worker Safety During the “New Normal”

The spread of COVID-19 has forced most Canadian businesses to implement mandatory work-from-home policies. As much of Canada’s workforce navigates the transition of working in an office to working from home, the ability to work remotely is more important more than ever. For many industry sectors, the phenomenon of employees working from home is a novel, and possibly intimidating reality. However, this new reality is here to stay for the foreseeable future. Thus, remote workers and lone workers’ safety are more important than ever right now.   Continue Reading…

COVID 19: Working from Home Tips From Staff At SafetyLine Lone Worker, Part 2

In continuation of Part 1, here at Safetyline Lone Worker, we understand the challenges of working remotely. But since the public quarantine because of COVID-19, all of us truly understand what it’s like to be working at home and sometimes alone.

So we asked our team at SafetyLine ,“What is one tip that you would give someone who is working from home?”

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COVID-19: Working from Home Tips From Staff At SafetyLine Lone Worker, Part 1

Here at Safetyline Lone Worker, we understand the challenges of working remotely. But since the public quarantine because of COVID-19, all of us truly understand what it’s like to be working at home and sometimes alone. #WFH

So we asked our team at SafetyLine, “What is one tip that you would give someone who is working from home?” And over the next couple of weeks, we will be posting what our team members said. 

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The Importance of Safety Check-ins for Water Utility Companies during COVID-19

A key recommendation provided by governments around the world has been thorough and regular hand washing to prevent the deadly spread of COVID-19. Thus, the need for safe and clean drinking water is more prevalent than ever. As an essential service, water workers are still required to perform their regular job duties amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the unique risks that workers are faced with, the Canadian water industry is one of the most hazardous and over-looked industry sectors in the country. The safety of those water workers who are still working to provide our country with essential water services is essential. This article will look at what safety steps Canadian water companies are currently doing to adapt to their remote workforce and changes inflicted by COVID-19.  Continue Reading…

Is Your Workforce Feeling Stress Working From Home? Here is How You Can Mitigate Workplace Stress as an Employer

What is Stress? 

Stress can most simply be defined as our body’s reaction to any environmental change. These reactions can be physical, emotional, or mental. When we think of stress itself, we often think of it as a harmful component of our lives. However, stress can be positive as well, and it’s a normal part of everyone’s life. Positive stress can initiate motivation, desire, and alertness. Stress becomes a negative aspect when someone is continuously faced with challenges or hardships and is not granted relief. With that said, this article will focus on the causes and remedies of negative stress in the workplace, as well as the associated health and safety impacts. 

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Supporting Our Community

How We’re Working for You During COVID-19

As you well know, the COVID-19 pandemic has escalated. Firstly, our thoughts go out to everyone already impacted by the disease. We appreciate all citizens’ and organizations’ efforts to self-isolate and “flatten the curve.” We also want to especially thank the healthcare workers and essential services workers on the front lines making a difference. As a result of your inspiring effort, we are now offering our SafetyLine Lone Worker monitoring service, for the next 3 months to new subscribers: Continue Reading…