2020 Goal Settings: How Your Organization can best Protect Lone Workers

The statistics regarding workplace injuries and fatalities in Canada are baffling. According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, there were 951 workplace fatalities recorded in 2017 with an additional 251,508 injuries which took place on the job. An employer must manage the safety and health of his or her employees and thus minimize the number of incidents that occur in the workplace. 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…

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

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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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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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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…

2019 COS Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards

We are excited to share hare that we’ve been chosen to be on the list of companies nominated for the 2019 Canadian Occupation Safety Readers Choice Awards by Thomson Reuters in the category of Lone Worker Monitoring.

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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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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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