Employers Fined and Sentenced to Prison for Employee Deaths at Work

Company Owner Being Arrested

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)

secuirty guard sleeping - needs lone worker app

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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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?

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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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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Protecting Farm Lone Workers in Britain’s Most Dangerous Industry

lone working farmer feeding his cows

Farming and agriculture have been found to be Britains most dangerous industry. Farm workers often carry out their jobs alone which leads to many more incidents and fatalities. One way of bringing the numbers down and improving the safety of agricultural workers is to use a lone worker system. The Agriculture Fatality Rate Agriculture has …

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Lower your costs with COR – Certificate of Recognition

What is COR? The Certificate of Recognition (COR) is a certification program in Canada that evaluates employers’ occupational health and safety management system and recognizes those who are proactive about workplace safety.[1] In the past, COR has predominantly been in the construction industry, however, many provinces have expanded to other industries. Why Get COR? Competitive …

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Ok Alone has Partnered with what3words to Help Protect Lone Workers

We’ve added what3words to our lone worker system to provide an alternative way of describing a worker’s last know location. what3words is a simple way to identify precise locations. Every 3 metre square has been given a unique combination of three words. For example, the exact location of Parliament Hill, London can be found at …

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