Heart Attack and Stroke in the Work Place: Do you know the Warning Signs?

Recognizing the early warning signs of heart attack and stroke could save someone’s life.

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Every 7 minutes, someone in Canada dies from heart disease or stroke (Statistics Canada, 2011). If a co-worker was experiencing symptoms of a stroke or heart attack at a job site, would you be able to recognize the signs and take action?

In this post, you will learn what to look for when someone in the work place is experiencing a stroke or a heart attack.

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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…

Keep Safety Simple: The Three R’s of Workplace Safety Monitoring

Safety monitoring in three easy steps

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If you’ve done your homework, you know that there are a lot of considerations when it comes to safety monitoring in the workplace. You have to think about your employees, your equipment, your workplace, and the list goes on. In this article we’ll look at how you can keep safety simple, with the Three R’s of Workplace Safety Monitoring: Report, Respond, and Review. Continue Reading…

The Hidden Pitfalls of Relying on the “Buddy System” for Safety

Why You Should Take a Closer Look at Your Safety Protocols

The buddy system, or working in pairs, is something we’re taught from a young age. By grade school most people have learned that there is strength in numbers. It makes sense then that people tend to carry this mindset into the work force with them.

In many ways, the buddy system is a great practice to maintain when there are risks involved. Whether it’s walking home after dark or working with the public, having someone you trust nearby can help keep you safe. Unfortunately, this can also lead to an overreliance on the buddy system when people are creating emergency response procedures. Here are some of the common pitfalls that people fall into when they rely too heavily on the buddy system in the workplace.

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Responding to Emergencies in the Workplace

Tips that will help you respond effectively when your employees need help

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When it comes time to respond during an emergency, knowing what steps to take can be crucial. If an emergency happens in the workplace, it could be your responsibility to provide help. In this article, we’ll look at some of the ways you can help your employees during an emergency.

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How To Ensure Your Workers are Sober and Safe

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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…