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

Alert loops now avaiable in Ok Alone

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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Trusty Ox Systems announces the availability of its safety monitoring solution on the Geotab Marketplace

Ok Alone is designed to help provide fleet managers with confidence that  lone drivers are safe throughout their work day. Toronto, Ontario – March 23, 2021 – Trusty Ox Systems Ltd, a rapidly growing, Canadian, lone worker safety monitoring company with customers around the world, is pleased to announce the availability of Ok Alone on …

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Who is a Lone Worker?

The number of people who are Lone workers has been steadily increasing for the last few years. Recently though, numbers have taken a drastic rise as a result of the pandemic. Who qualifies as a lone worker? A lone worker is classified as someone who works by themselves without close or direct supervision, where they …

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Desktop/Web App for Lone Workers

There are many ways to use the OK Alone lone worker solution: app, SMS, landline, satellite phone and desktop. This last one is perhaps the least well known. For lone workers who work remotely, not necessarily out and about, but based in one location, the desktop version of the Ok Alone system is perfect. This …

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Top 10 Features of our Lone Worker App

Start shift times for Ok Alone lone worker monitoring

1. App Notifications & Alarms When a check in is due the worker will get an in app notification asking them to check in with an alarm. This feature is easy to setup and allows a worker to check-in before the monitors are alerted. 2. High Risk Check -ins Being able to change the time …

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Lone Worker Legislation & Policy for the United States of America

Lone Working Legislation and Policy in the USA

Here is a summary of the lone worker legislation and policy in the United States of America including regulations and information about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Who are OSHA and what do they do? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is run by the United States Department of Labour and was created …

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Washington State Panic Button Legislation for Hotel, Motel, Retail Workers, Security Guards and Janitors

lone worker panic button legislation

This year Washington State has introduced state law intended to protect workers in the hospitality industry from sexual harassment and assault. What is the new Washington State Panic Button Law? A provision of the law (RCW 49.60.515) was passed to protect isolated workers in certain workplaces from sexual harassment and assault and requires affected employers to …

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New Jersey’s Hotel Lone Worker Legislation

Lone working House keeper cleaning room

New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill in June 2019 intended to help protect hotel housekeeping and room service  workers against assault and harassment whilst working alone. Senate back new lone worker legislation “We must protect the safety of workers in the hospitality industry,” said Governor Murphy. “This new law will ensure that hotel employees …

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New U.S legislation for Lone Workers in Hotels and Casinos

Female hotel lone worker

Two new laws are being introduced to help protect lone workers. Illinois Signed into Illinois state law on August the 9th 2019 by Governor J.B. Pritzker, the ‘Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act (S.B. 75)’ requires all employees working alone in guest rooms, restrooms or casino floors to be supplied with a safety or notification …

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National Hotels Pledge increased Safety with Panic Buttons for Hotel Workers

National Hotels Pledge 5-Star Promise -increased safety with panic buttons for hotel workers

In September 2018 a hospitality industry group, The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) announced the 5-Star Promise. The promise is a voluntary pledge by AHLA members to providing employee panic devices, having anti-harassment policies in place in multiple languages, and offering ongoing employee training and education on preventing and responding to sexual harassment. ¹ …

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Why Canada’s Agricultural Lone Workers need Protecting

Lone worker in a tractor spraying in a Canadian field

When compared with other Canadian industrial sectors, agriculture is a dangerous occupation. One way to bring down fatality numbers and improve safety for agricultural workers is to use a lone worker system. The Rising Rate of Agricultural Fatalities The most recent data available tells of 1,027 workplace related deaths across Canada throughout 2018 up from …

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