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…

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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Nurses Call for Personal Alarms After Attack

Penticton doctor 'savagely assaulted' by psychiatric patient

female doctor looking at table

A doctor at B.C.’s Penticton Regional Hospital was “savagely assaulted” by a patient on Friday, according to RCMP and the B.C. Nurses’ Union.  The doctor and patient were alone for a routine interview when the incident happened.  Staff on the floor of the hospital learned of the incident only when they spotted the patient walking unattended in the hallway.  Staff reported that the doctor is “lucky to be alive” having been attacked by a psychiatric patient who had multiple martial arts fighting championships. The doctor is recovering in Kelowna Hospital with severe facial injuries, a broken jaw and other fractures, according to police. Read full press release on attack here >> 

It is estimated that violent or potentially violent interactions with patients or clients, also known as “code white”, happen as many as 10 times a day.  Nurses, who interact with these type of violent patients on a more frequent basis than doctors, are calling for more security including personal alarms.

Read below on how a personal safety monitoring system like SafetyLine can help in cases where potentially violent clients may exist:

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Nurses Call for Personal Alarms After Attack by Patient

Penticton doctor 'savagely assaulted' by psychiatric patient

female doctor looking at table

A doctor at B.C.’s Penticton Regional Hospital was “savagely assaulted” by a patient on Friday, according to RCMP and the B.C. Nurses’ Union.  The doctor and patient were alone for a routine interview when the incident happened.  Staff on the floor of the hospital learned of the incident only when they spotted the patient walking unattended in the hallway.  Staff reported that the doctor is “lucky to be alive” having been attacked by a psychiatric patient who had multiple martial arts fighting championships. The doctor is recovering in Kelowna Hospital with severe facial injuries, a broken jaw and other fractures, according to police. Read full press release on attack here >> 

It is estimated that violent or potentially violent interactions with patients or clients, also known as “code white”, happen as many as 10 times a day.  Nurses, who interact with these type of violent patients on a more frequent basis than doctors, are calling for more security including personal alarms.

Read below on how a personal safety monitoring system like SafetyLine can help in cases where potentially violent clients may exist:

Continue Reading…