Hotel Workers on Strike in Vancouver

Vancouver SafetyLine Hotel Workers

On September 26th, 2019 over 1000 hotel employees from three major upscale hotels went on strike indefinitely in downtown Vancouver. They are fighting for better pay, improved benefits, and safer working conditions. The strike is about more than just money – it’s about safety. The Hyatt Regency, Westin Bayshore and Pinnacle Hotel Harbour Front are the hotels whose employees began the strike. Workers are demanding reasonable workloads, Continue Reading…

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…

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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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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Motion Features are Here!

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

SafetyLine Lone Worker

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…

Stricter Work Alone regulations for Saskatchewan

gas station at night

Nov 5, 2012

It was announced this past Saturday that the Saskatchewan government is changing labour regulations for better protection of lone workers in retail and gas stores.

The regulation calls for a check-in system and panic button requirements for all employees working alone in late-night retail establishments.

In addition, Saskatchewan’s Bill 23, which is to go in to effect this Wednesday, will increase penalties for workplace safety violations.

SafetyLine can provide employers with and effective solution to meet the new regulations in a simple manner and cost-efficient manner.

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The Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations of 2016

Did You Commit Any Of These Workplace Safety Blunders This Year?

worker unconscious next to electric drill

The results are in! The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced for the Fiscal Year 2016, the most frequently cited workplace safety violations.  Without further adieu, we are counting down the Top 10 Safety Violations of 2016!

You won’t BELIEVE what came in at Number 1…

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10 Halloween Safety Tips

Have a Safe and Spooktacular Time Trick or Treating this Halloween!

little girl cat costume trick or treating for Halloween with pumpkins

If you will be taking your kids Trick-or-Treating, you not only want them to have fun going door to door stocking up on candy, but to stay safe while doing so! Keep in mind these 10 Halloween safety tips to have the best time Trick-or-Treating!

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How To Ensure Your Workers are Sober and Safe

drug paraphenalia

Are you aware of how many of your workers could be using substances on the job? Over 60% of people who have substance abuse problems are employed full time in the United States. Drug use on the job can threaten the safety of the employee and whoever that employee work affects. This poses a risk to employers and the company as a whole.

When your employee is on the job, you want to make sure that they are able to do their job to the best of their ability. In order for that to happen, they can’t be under the influence of illicit drugs, especially when that worker is working alone. When a Lone Worker is intoxicated, the risk related to their job is exacerbated by their altered state of mind, and that can lead to dire consequences. Continue Reading…