Legislation & Policy for Lone Workers in Yukon

As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation and policy pertaining to workers and lone workers in Yukon, including the associated regulations.

Summary of Yukon Lone Worker Legislation

The Yukon does not have specific legislation for lone workers other than article 3.(1)(d) which states; (Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), every employer shall, so far as is reasonably practicable),  ‘make reasonable efforts to check the well-being of a worker when the worker is employed under conditions that present a significant hazard of disabling injury, or when the worker might not be able to secure assistance in the event of injury or other misfortune.’

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT 2002
DUTIES IN RESPECT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY

3) Employer’s duties

(1) Every employer shall ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that

  1. the workplace, machinery, equipment, and processes under the employer’s control are safe and without risks to health;
  2. work techniques and procedures are adopted and used that will prevent or reduce the risk of occupational injury; and
  3. workers are given necessary instruction and training and are adequately supervised, taking into account the nature of the work and the abilities of the workers.

(2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), every employer shall, so far as is reasonably practicable,

  1. ensure that workers are made aware of any hazard in the work and in the handling, storage, use, disposal, and transport of any article, device, or equipment, or of a biological, chemical, or physical agent;
  2. cooperate with and assist safety and health representatives and committee members in the performance of their duties;
  3. ensure that workers are informed of their rights, responsibilities, and duties under this Act; and
  4. make reasonable efforts to check the well-being of a worker when the worker is employed under conditions that present a significant hazard of disabling injury, or when the worker might not be able to secure assistance in the event of injury or other misfortune. S.Y. 2002, c.159, s.3