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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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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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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10 Reasons Why You Need a Lone Worker System

Your hardhat won’t protect you from all hazards. Here are 10 reasons that a lone worker system could save your life.

woman in accident at work

Occupational dangers aren’t always obvious.  Protective equipment can help prevent minor injuries, but for complex hazards, any amount of equipment can be inadequate.  In this list we’ll look at some of the most important reasons that a lone worker system is essential in the workplace.

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How to Get Results From Your Safety Audits

Uncovering the liabilities in your safety programs

man writing in notebook

If you’re committed to safety in your workplace, it’s important to constantly revise your safety policies. The best way to ensure that your safety policies are effective is with a safety audit. In this article, we’ll review why audits are important to your company’s safety plans, and how you can successfully audit your workplace for safety.

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The Workplace Benefits of First Aid Training

First aid training has benefits for both employers and employees

giving first aid to fallen worker

Not every job is dangerous, but every employer is responsible for the safety of their employees in the workplace. One of the best ways for employers to meet their legal and moral obligations to their employees is to provide first aid training to employees. Having employees trained provides benefits that aren’t always obvious. In this article we’ll look at some of the ways that first aid training can benefit both employers and employees.

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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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Lone Worker Safety: Monitoring Technologies

What you’ll need to know when you’re choosing a device for lone worker safety

monitor checking smartphone on jobsite

In the third part of our January Tech Check, we’re looking at technologies available to protect lone workers. SafetyLine supports a variety of technologies, which means that you may have a tough decision when it comes to purchasing devices. In this guide, we’ll break down the capabilities of each device, and outline some common usage scenarios.

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Real-Estate Agent? You May Be At Risk!

5 Tips That Could Save Your Life If You Work In Real Estate

Scared business woman

Last week in Arkansas, real estate agent Beverly Carter was reported missing when she did not return after showing a home to a potential client. Tragically, her body was found a few days later and a suspect is in custody, who is believed to have targeted Mrs. Carter because of her profession and because she at times worked alone.

You love your career as a real-estate agent – it comes with a lot of freedom and flexibility, and can be very financially rewarding.  However, by the fact you may be working alone, you could be putting yourself at risk to having an accident without aid being notified immediately, or even violent attacks.

This article will outline 5 tips that could save your life if you work in real estate.

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The Benefits of Software as a Service

Why proprietary hardware is becoming a thing of the past

Software as a service

Scalable technology has become more important than ever for small and medium sized businesses. In a global market, businesses need the ability to place employees anywhere at any time. To meet this demand, companies are increasingly turning to service providers and purchasing software as a service (SaaS) for their technology needs.

Once a niche distribution model, SaaS has now become the top method of software delivery. Consumers benefit from improved product support, and businesses are benefiting from a reduction to their overhead expenses.

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