Regular Check-in And Location Tracking During COVID-19: Are Your Workers Safe Right Now?

The COVID-19 virus has impacted millions of lives around world, changing how we shop, affecting how we socialize and perhaps most significantly, transforming how we work. Because of the pandemic, most of us are now working from home and in other remote offices, trying our best to adapt to this very different world.  

Because of the major shift in the workplace, using a powerful worker location tracking system for your lone and remote employees can make world of difference for both their safety as well as your peace of mind. If a lone worker ever experiences an emergency and needs help, knowing their location will allow you to send the best help possible, as quickly as possible. Thankfully, satellite technologies have Continue Reading…

How To Protect Your Employees Working From Home Alone During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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With the COVID-19 virus spreading across the entire globe, more of your team members are going to have to work at home and in many cases, alone. But because you’re not sharing an office with these workers, it doesn’t mean that you can’t protect your team:

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The Importance of Self-Care When Social Distancing and Working From Home

A man walking his dog, managing his physical wellbeing while working from home.

When working from home, the line between your personal and professional life can become increasingly blurred, which can make it difficult to “turn off” and relax. To maintain your emotional and physical well-being while practicing social distancing, here are some tips to keep your two worlds balanced. 

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Working From Home Tips During the Coronavirus from SafetyLine Lone Worker

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in British Columbia, Canada

On March 16, 2020, the provincial health officer of British Columbia, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced aggressive measures in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, a growing number of business across British Columbia and the country of Canada are opting for working from home to help control the spread of the virus. Dr. Henry also said there were three deaths in BC (from an outbreak at a care home in North Vancouver), bringing the total number of nationwide deaths from the coronavirus to four. More alarmingly, Canada’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Theresa Tam said the total number of novel coronavirus cases in Canada stands at 407, up from 324 reported earlier in the day. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada is closing its borders until further notice to most national with the exception of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to return home.  The Prime Minister said that the country would be taking “increasingly aggressive steps” to keep everyone safe.   

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Essential Safety Tips for Working at Heights

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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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6 Ways to Prevent Electrical Accidents When Working Alone

Does your job entail you to work with electrical equipment? Then you would understand the importance of practicing electrical safety. When you are working alone, you have to be extra careful so that you don’t find yourself in an electrical emergency. Here are 6 things to follow for electrical safety if you are working alone.


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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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Strong Provincial Legislation in Canada

Second in a series on the current state of Canadian Lone Worker Legislation

Lone Worker Laws are strong in Canada

In Canada, each province sets their own legislation for Health and Safety, which often includes provisions for Lone Workers. In principle, this helps each province address the needs of Lone Workers in a way that takes into consideration the unique economies and climates of each Province, but quite often it means that some Provinces lag behind others in having strong legislative requirements.  

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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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I Think We’re Alone Now

How to identify when you’re working alone, and how to minimize your risks

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Knowing when you’re alone at work may sound simple, but we don’t always recognize the dangers that we face in the workplace. Working alone doesn’t always mean working remotely, or even working in isolation.

In this article we’ll look at identifying people who work alone, and the steps that they can take reduce the dangers in their work.

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