Rising Temperatures Bring Increased Heat Stress to Lone Workers

According to the Weather Network, 2019 is predicted to be the hottest year in our history.  The developing El Niño event will only contribute to the fact that this year we will very likely experience unprecedented levels of heat and forest fires.  With predicted temperatures on the rise during the summer months, the risks of heat stress related illness are going to increase in the workplace.  Continue Reading…

Lone Worker Safety: Monitoring Technologies

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

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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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The Benefits of Software as a Service

Why proprietary hardware is becoming a thing of the past

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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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Think GPS Technology is Keeping Your Lone Workers Safe? Think Again.

Five Reasons Why GPS Alone Isn’t Enough to Protect Your Workers

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Satellite technologies have evolved to the point that nearly every smart device comes equipped with the ability to track and report GPS location.  The workforce has picked up on this trend, and many employers today use satellite devices to track their workers and assets in remote areas.

GPS is a powerful tool that can help businesses improve communication within a mobile workforce, but where GPS often fails is in providing a complete safety monitoring system.  Read on for the top 5 reasons that GPS alone isn’t enough when it comes to safety for your workers.

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Is Your Panic Button Putting You At Risk?

Why you should rethink your reliance on panic buttons

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For better or worse, people are drawn to the familiar. Sometimes this familiarity is welcome, like returning to a favourite book or movie. Other times, an overreliance on the familiar leads to rejecting change even when it’s beneficial. Somebody always has to be the last to change, and no one wants to be on the wrong side of a trend, whether it’s fashion or technology.

If you’re currently relying on a panic button for your personal safety, or if you’re thinking about investing in a panic button, you may want to think again. Is the reason you’re using a panic button because it’s the best way to keep safe, or is it because it’s what you’ve always used? In this article we’ll look at how safety is evolving, and why panic buttons are quickly becoming old news.

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Protecting Lone Workers in the 21st Century

New Industry Standards and Best Practices for the Modern Workforce

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The new millennium has brought rapid changes in politics, economy, and technology. Jobs that couldn’t be imagined 20 years ago are on the rise, and companies can undergo massive change in short periods of time. Technology has liberated the workforce, with processes that are streamlined and optimized at a scale never before seen. Whole teams can work remotely, and individuals have more autonomy to work alone than ever before.

From a healthcare worker driving to a client, to an engineer conducting a remote oil site check-up, lone workers are far from rare in today’s work climate.  However, lone workers have unique risks and hazards that are not always obvious, like poor access to communications or difficulty getting help during an emergency. In this article, we’ll look at how lone worker safety technology is evolving in the 21st century.

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The Risks of Using Call Centres for Emergency Responses

What You Need to Know When Choosing a Safety Solution

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When it comes to finding a safety solution for your workers, you have an important choice to make. One of the traditional methods for handling emergency responses is the traditional call centre, either internal or external. With a call centre comes the question of reliability, and the greatest question of all, “am I really safe?”

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Why Doesn’t SafetyLine Check Me In Automatically?

Because when it comes to working alone, automatic check-ins are a bad idea

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Ensuring the safety of people working alone presents many unique challenges. Besides the unpredictability of many jobs and workplaces, working alone procedures may need to accommodate for a variety of job types within a single workplace.

One of the methods that work alone systems can use to combat these challenges is through automatic check-ins, or tools that look for movement to determine the safety of a worker. Instead of using automatic check-ins, SafetyLine depends on workers to report their own safety. In this article, we’ll look at why SafetyLine uses a proactive check-in system instead of an automatic one.

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Motion Features are Here!

We're excited to introduce our newly designed Motion Features, now available across all platforms!

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If your organization subscribes to use Motion Features, you’ll have access to three new functions that make use of a device’s internal accelerometer. These new features bring extra functionality and improved safety measures to the Mobile App. These improved features include Man Down, Fall Detection, and Shake for Emergency, and have been engineered and designed based on your feedback. Continue Reading…