How Municipalities use Ok Alone

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Within a municipality, city or town there are many, many jobs that need to be taken care of. These jobs are done by civil servants who work directly for their local government. The roles can vary from librarian to health visitor, from grounds keeper to social worker, but one thing these jobs have in common …

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Are You Getting Your Municipality Value For Money?

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Local Government Responsibilities Within a municipality there are many departments each with their own committee or board. Each council could have for instance school, libraries, social services and health boards, transportation board, parks board, water and wastewater boards. As well as having responsibility for the upkeep of facilities like garbage collection systems, fire departments and community centres.   …

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Lone Working in Care Homes 

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Within the United States there are 3,211,590 people employed as Home health and personal care aides, either in Home Health Care Centres or Continued Care Retirement Communities and Assisted living facilities for the elderly ¹.The two states with the highest employment levels in this field are California and New York.² Care is an enormous industry …

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Health Care High Risk Strategy from WorksafeBC

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WorksafeBC have identified Health Care as one of the four main industries at high risk of serious workplace injuries and therefore contributing to the serious injury rate. The Health Care High Risk Strategy (HRS) focuses WorkSafeBC resources on identified high-risk work activities within health care and community social services worksites. The primary focus is on …

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How to keep your HVAC Lone Workers Safe

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What is HVAC? The Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) industry are companies mainly engaged in the installation, repair and continued maintenance of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. The industry operates on three levels; residential HVAC, commercial HVAC, and industrial HVAC. The May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the United States, created …

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Employers Fined and Sentenced to Prison for Employee Deaths at Work

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Thousands and thousands of people die every year while at work. The number of preventable deaths fluctuate in each country every year, some of the totals for 2020 are as follows: Canada – 925 ¹ (2019 figures are most recent data available), United States – 4,764 ², United Kingdom – 142 ³, Australia – 194 …

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Security Guard Lone Worker Policy and Hazard Assessment

Lone Worker Risk Assessment Guide

It is important for employers to take into account the wide variety of situations where security guards work alone. It is necessary to consider the hazards specific to the security industry and their workplaces.  Therefore, developing and adopting effective health and safety procedures, including a lone worker policy, that correctly address these hazards.  Security staff …

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Are Your Security Guards Sleeping on the Job? (Security Specific Features of a Lone Worker System)

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Running a team is difficult. Running a team who are constantly exposed to danger is even harder. As the employer of security personnel, you need to know your staff are active, safe, responding and in the right locations. Ok Alone is the perfect fit for security companies who want a simple to use, low cost lone worker …

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Legislation for Lone Working in British Columbia

British Columbia lone worker legislation and regulations

As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation pertaining to lone workers in British Columbia. Businesses that operate in British Columbia (with the exception of mines and federally chartered workplaces), are legally required to comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations (OHSR) created by WorkSafeBC. Under section 4.21 of …

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Introducing Alert Loops – Automatically Alert Your Monitors In The Order You Choose

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Ok Alone users have been asking about automatically calling monitors in a sequence, instead of alerting them all at the same time.  Based on that feedback, Ok Alone is now introducing Alert Loops – the easy way to alert monitors in any order you choose. What is an Alert Loop? An Alert Loop is triggered …

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