As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation pertaining to lone workers in New Brunswick.
Summary of New Brunswick Lone Worker Legislation
Since 1992 New Brunswick has had very detailed and comprehensive regulations
regarding lone workers. The Occupational Health and Safety Act has the Code of
Practice for Working Alone Regulations. This is listed in full below:
NEW BRUNSWICK REGULATION 92-133 under
the OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT (O.C. 92-801)
Under section 51 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council makes the following Regulation:
1 This Regulation may be cited as the Code of Practice for Working Alone
Regulation – Occupational Health and Safety Act.
2 An employer shall establish a code of practice to ensure, so far as is
reasonably practicable, the health and safety of an employee who works alone at
any time at a place of employment from risks arising out of, or in connection
with, the work assigned.
3 An employer shall ensure that the code of practice referred to in section 2
includes, without being limited to, the following information:
(a) the name, address, location and telephone number of the place of employment;
(b) the name, address, location and
telephone number of the employer;
(c) the nature of the business conducted at the place of employment;
(d) identification of the possible risks to each employee who works alone that
arise out of or in connection with the work assigned;
(e) the procedures to be followed in order to minimize the risks identified in
(f) details of the means by which an employee who works alone can secure
emergency assistance and the employer can provide emergency assistance in the
event of injury or other circumstances which may endanger the health or safety
of the employee.
4 An employer shall provide any equipment required in a code of practice
established under section 2 and shall ensure that the code of practice is
adhered to at the place of employment.
5 An employee who works alone at any time shall adhere to the code of practice
established under section 2.
6 An employer shall implement a training program in respect of a code of
practice established under section 2 for each employee who works alone at any
time and for each supervisor who is responsible for an employee who works alone
at any time.
7 An employer shall ensure that a copy of a code of practice established under
section 2 is readily available to an officer on request.
8 Where there is an inconsistency between a code of practice established under
this Regulation and any other regulation, that other regulation prevails to the
extent of the inconsistency.
N.B. This Regulation is consolidated to September 30, 1992.