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…

Is Your Panic Button Putting You At Risk?

Why you should rethink your reliance on panic buttons

panic button

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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