The Benefits of a Fall Detection Device and App

Fall Detection Saves the Life of a Hiker  

James Prudenciano reported that his Apple Watch saved his life after he fell off a cliff while hiking.  The 28-year-old male from New Jersey, shared that he does not think that he would have lived to tell the story if it wasn’t for his device, detecting that he was in trouble. Prudenciano was hiking with Paige Paruso in Hartshorne Woods Park, New Jersey. It was after sunset and challenging to see when the two fell through some shrubs and slid down an extremely steep drop-off. Paruso fell first, but landed in a river below and did not suffer any severe injuries. Unfortunately, Prudenciano landed directly on a rock and suffered three fractures in his back. Fearing for his life, he said, “There was no way out of this for me. Continue Reading…

The Hazards of H2S Gas

What is H2S Gas?

H2S gas is a chemical compound that stands for hydrogen sulfide carbonyl sulfide gas. It is a colorless gas and is commonly recognized by its distinct rotten egg smell. H2S gas is also widely referred to as sewer gas, sour gas, stink damp, or hydrosulphuric acid. H2S is extremely poisonous to humans, corrosive, and very flammable. When it burns, H2S emits another deadly gas: sulfur dioxide, which has similar symptoms and outcomes to H2S exposure. Unfortunately, year after year workers is incidentally exposed to H2S, many of who Continue Reading…

Reducing Risks For Retail Lone Workers at Night

Reducing Risks For Retail Lone Workers at Night

Grant, a 24-year-old service station worker in Maple Ridge, BC, was working alone during the night shift back in 2005. During a “gas and dash” robbery, he tried to stop a customer from stealing $12.30 worth of gas. The customer hit the parking attended with his car, and dragged him for 7 km under the vehicle. The accused was sentenced for nine years in jail for manslaughter. In 2011, a more recent incident in Toronto claimed the lives of 2. In a similar instance, both victims were working alone at night. The workers were both hit and Continue Reading…

SafetyLine Lone Worker Trusted in Safety Since 1999

SafetyLine Lone Worker Over 20 Years of Business

SafetyLine was founded in 1999 by Thomas Touhey. A subsidiary of its parent company, Tsunami Solutions, SafetyLine was founded for the purpose of creating innovative technology solutions to real-world problems. Born from one customer’s need to effectively monitor the safety of their large staff of remote workers, Tsunami designed its signature SafetyLine product to meet this demand. SafetyLine then paved the way for an entire industry to grow around this need. SafetyLine was the first automated solution in Canada that monitored and protected lone workers using cloud-based technology and mobile data, in unison with a website delivering regularly updated safety-related Continue Reading…

Are Health and Community Care workers classified as Lone Workers?

Are Health Care workers classified as Lone Workers

A person is considered to be alone at work when they are on their own and cannot be seen or heard by another person. Careful consideration of all situations where this may be the case is essential. Working alone encompasses all employees who may go for a period of time, short or long, where they do not have any direct contact with a co-worker. Even though working alone is not always dangerous, it can be when other factors come into play. Continue Reading…

Essential Safety Tips for Working at Heights

working at height with safetyline lone worker

The prospect of working at heights covers many different industries. Whilst some professions have bigger risk than others, it’s important to be safe no matter what kind of height you might be facing. Taking precautions before working at height can save lives and prevent serious and life-threatening injuries, so being prepared in your line of work is incredibly important.  

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A Brief History of Labour Day and Workers’ Safety & Rights in Canada

Labour Day in Canada, SafetyLine Lone Worker


Labour Day in Canada is recognized every first Monday of September since the 1880s. In the second half of the 19 century, Canada was changing rapidly with the increase of immigration, cities growing in numbers, and the industrial revolution drastically altering Canada’s economy and workforce.1

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6 Ways to Prevent Electrical Accidents When Working Alone

Does your job entail you to work with electrical equipment? Then you would understand the importance of practicing electrical safety. When you are working alone, you have to be extra careful so that you don’t find yourself in an electrical emergency. Here are 6 things to follow for electrical safety if you are working alone.


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Workplace Hazards for Hospitality & Hotel Workers

Most duties of housekeepers in the hospitality industry are intense and grueling.   Hotels today are competitive and offer more amenities to their guest and as a result, in an increase of workload and unseen hazards that can lead to an increase of serious workplace injury. Data from The Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2017 shows that hotel and motel workers had a nonfatal injury and illness incidence rate of 4.3 while total recordable cases of all industries including private, state, and local government are 3.1.   Continue Reading…

What is Intrinsic Safety?

Intrinsically Safe Devices and IS cases for Lone Workers

Intrinsic Safety (IS) is an approach to the design of a safe environment for hazardous areas where flammable gasses, vapors are present in the working environment and ignition can come from a hot surface, or spark from an electronic device.  The technique is based on limiting, electrical, thermal, and energy to a level below that enables an ignition due to the hazardous atmospheric mixture.  Continue Reading…