10 Reasons Why You Need a Lone Worker System

Your hardhat won’t protect you from all hazards. Here are 10 reasons that a lone worker system could save your life.

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Occupational dangers aren’t always obvious.  Protective equipment can help prevent minor injuries, but for complex hazards, any amount of equipment can be inadequate.  In this list we’ll look at some of the most important reasons that a lone worker system is essential in the workplace.

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Due Diligence and Keeping Lone Workers Safe

First of a Series by Kent Macfarlane

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Due diligence is the level of judgement, care, prudence, determination, and activity that a person would reasonably be expected to do under particular circumstances.

Applied to occupational health and safety, due diligence means that employers must take all reasonable precautions, under the particular circumstances of every aspect of their business, to prevent injuries or accidents in the workplace. This duty applies to situations covered by  occupational health and safety legislation or regulations and equally importantly, those that are not.

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The 5 Categories of Lone Workers

Work Alone Definition and Categories

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Do You Know How Many Workers You Have That Are Defined As “Working Alone”?

Many companies don’t realize how many of their employees – whether on contract or work full-time – actually have some aspect of their job where they work alone. Working alone comes with it’s own unique set of hazards and challenges, so it’s important to be clear on the work alone definition and categories so your company can properly equip your staff with the tools they need to be safe.

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Workplace Hazards Series: Biological Hazards

What They Are and How to Protect Your Workplace From Them

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No Workplace is immune from Biological Hazards. They can appear and disappear due to a variety of factors so it is important for one to be prepared for them in the workplace.  For part 3 of 7 in our Workplace Hazards series we are covering Biological Hazards. A Biological Hazard is an organism or substances produced by an organism that may pose a threat to human health.  Anything that can cause harm to people, animals, or infectious plant materials can be considered a Biological Hazard. They exist in most workplaces that involve working around other people, unsanitary conditions, in labs, or in the environment. Continue Reading…

Due Diligence and Keeping Lone Workers Safe

First of a Series by Kent Macfarlane

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Due diligence is the level of judgement, care, prudence, determination, and activity that a person would reasonably be expected to do under particular circumstances.

Applied to occupational health and safety, due diligence means that employers must take all reasonable precautions, under the particular circumstances of every aspect of their business, to prevent injuries or accidents in the workplace. This duty applies to situations covered by  occupational health and safety legislation or regulations and equally importantly, those that are not.

Continue Reading…

Workplace Hazards Series: Biological Hazards

What They Are and How to Protect Your Workplace From Them

asbestos removal in progress

No Workplace is immune from Biological Hazards. They can appear and disappear due to a variety of factors so it is important for one to be prepared for them in the workplace.  For part 3 of 7 in our Workplace Hazards series we are covering Biological Hazards. A Biological Hazard is an organism or substances produced by an organism that may pose a threat to human health.  Anything that can cause harm to people, animals, or infectious plant materials can be considered a Biological Hazard. They exist in most workplaces that involve working around other people, unsanitary conditions, in labs, or in the environment. Continue Reading…