Data Usage while using the SafetyLine Lone Worker App

Mobile data usage always seems to be going up and with consumer’s ever-increasing desire to surf the web on the go. Picture this: you are only halfway through the month, and you receive that inevitable notification telling you that your data is nearly out. We’ve all been there, and we all know what it’s like to conserve cellular data. To use the SafetyLine app on your smartphone, you will need access to WiFi or a data network. But, don’t worry, data while using SafetyLine Lone Worker – won’t take much. Alternatively, you can also use SafetyLine while dialing-in to Check-in or declare a panic emergency. In this article, we will compare levels of data usage on SafetyLine versus various other phone apps that you already are frequently using. 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…

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…

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…

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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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…

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…

Health and Safety Twitter Feeds to Follow for Canadians

Twitter is the most active social media channel next to Facebook and Linkedin.  The platform is a buzzing social media channel of useful information that is easily accessible and allows users to share blog articles, news and product updates, and more.  Twitter has more than 321 million worldwide users and 7.6 million users in Canada, depending on how many people you follow on your twitter feed, it may get overwhelming with hundreds of tweets being posted each minute. Therefore, we created is a list (in no particular order) of some of the most influential Canadian health and safety twitter feeds to follow in 2019:

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Working Alone Perils Faced by Security Officers (Guards) on Construction Sites

Who’s Protecting the Protectors?

This article is in response to The Safetyline eBook– “Hazard Assessment Guide – Identify Potential Hazards & Risk Levels Associated to Any Job Role In Your Organization,” which focuses on Security Officers across North America who work alone every day. During their night shift their workplace hazards and associated risks increase dramatically. Security officers become prime targets for thieves and vandals because of the valuable equipment and materials that can be found on site after hours. The Canadian construction industry estimates the loss due to theft, vandalism…on construction sites is in excess of $50 Million a year – in the USA the same losses exceed $1.4 Billion.

What is working alone? Working alone or in isolation means to work where assistance would not be readily available to workers in case of emergency, injury or illness. Security “lone” workers have little or no contact with their co-workers or supervisors over the course of their shift. In most cases construction security is on the construction site from 1600 to 0800 daily and on weekends the shifts often run 24/7.

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