Preparing Yourself for Any Disaster

With the recent California wildfire and the abundance of forest fires that have been frequently occurring, there is no better time than now to prepare yourselves for an emergency evacuation. By creating yourself an emergency grab-and-go bag, you are setting yourself up for any disaster that may arise. The following list is some essentials for a Do-it-Yourself emergency kit:

 

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Legislation vs. regulation: What’s the difference?

For most people, these two terms are used interchangeably: how similar are they really?

Legislation and Regulation

There has been a lot of time and energy spent on updating the legislation around Lone Workers of the world, particularly over the past 15 years. Australia, Canada, and the UK all have revised and updated language about lone workers at the legislative level. 

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What can you do with a SafetyLine license?

Why transferrable licenses are essential for businesses that employ contractors, and how to best use them.

Businessman hand touching screen with pictures of workers

SafetyLine is designed to support flexible workforces, from as few as a handful to hundreds or even thousands of users. For any organization using SafetyLine, they purchase a number of licenses. Typically, one per Lone Worker, but some prefer to buy extra, planning for expansion or for unexpected contingencies.

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Strong Provincial Legislation in Canada

Second in a series on the current state of Canadian Lone Worker Legislation

Lone Worker Laws are strong in Canada

In Canada, each province sets their own legislation for Health and Safety, which often includes provisions for Lone Workers. In principle, this helps each province address the needs of Lone Workers in a way that takes into consideration the unique economies and climates of each Province, but quite often it means that some Provinces lag behind others in having strong legislative requirements.  

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Federal Legislation and Lone Workers in Canada

First of a series on the current state of Canadian Lone Worker Legislation

Lone Worker Laws are strong in Canada

Canada is peerless when it comes to strong protections for Lone Workers. Strong legislation passed at both the Federal and Provincial levels have created an environment where, for the most part, Lone Workers receive an unparalleled level of attention. While it’s easy to make the legislation available, we felt it would be important to discuss in a more general way the current state of Lone Worker Legislation in Canada. 

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Employee vs. Contractor: How Far Does Your Responsibility Go?

The lines between employer and employee can get blurry, so what does that mean for your responsibility to their safety?

We have a respnsibility to Subcontractors

The modern workplace isn’t always fixed to a single location, and often isn’t even a single organization. The role of Contractors and Subcontractors has grown considerably, with highly-skilled professional occupying roles on a contract-based part-time or provisional basis. Are they employees, or just employed?

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Cold Weather Safety for your Phone

A few special considerations for keeping your phone operating in extreme cold

Cell phone tips for extrme cold conditions

Phones are more an essential part of many of our daily routines. For some of us, they’re essential tools we need to perform our jobs, and sometimes our only means of contact with anyone else. For all the developments that have gone into making phones as powerful, slim, and feature-rich as they are, they’re more vulnerable to cold weather than ever. 

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Following all the Ghouls!

Happy Halloween, ghouls and ghosts alike!

stay safe this halloween

We hope this year’s tricks and treats are some of the best, but that means taking a little extra care to stay safe out there. Whether you’re hunting for candy, scaring your neighbors, casting spells, or setting off fireworks, there are some things you can do to keep the curses to a minimum. We’ve put together a few important safety tips to help you navigate the dark and haunted streets this year! Continue Reading…

Due Diligence and Keeping Lone Workers Safe

First of a Series by Kent Macfarlane

Two workers in safety gear looking at structure

Due diligence is the level of judgement, care, prudence, determination, and activity that a person would reasonably be expected to do under particular circumstances.

Applied to occupational health and safety, due diligence means that employers must take all reasonable precautions, under the particular circumstances of every aspect of their business, to prevent injuries or accidents in the workplace. This duty applies to situations covered by  occupational health and safety legislation or regulations and equally importantly, those that are not.

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Safety as an Investment

Lives aren’t the only thing that a robust culture of safety can protect

ROI Ebook

When you think about a safe business, you should think about more than safety as something you can provide for your workers at a cost to yourself. Safety, when done right, can make your workers safe and will make your business safer from a financial perspective. This transforms safety into a two-way street that has serious beneficial implications for your organization. This is Safety Culture, and investing in it is one of the safest moves a business can make.

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