The California Consumer Privacy Act

Lone Working Legislation and Policy in the USA

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 was approved by the California State Governor on June 28th 2018 and went into effect on January 1st 2020. This is considered to be the absolute toughest data privacy law in the United States. ¹ Personal Data The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives consumers more control over the personal …

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Canadian Privacy Laws

Canadaian lone worker legislation and regulations

Canada has two federal Privacy laws: The Privacy Act 1983, applies to the federal government’s handling of personal information. The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act 2000 (PIPEDA), applies to how businesses handle personal information. PIPEDA sets out clear rules to follow for private sector businesses in Canada that handle personal information. Any company …

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Who is Protecting Lone Working American Security Guards?

Working as a Security Guard is a particularly dangerous occupation. On average, security officers suffer injuries at more than twice the rate of the average worker. In some countries, for example, nearly two private security officers are killed on duty for every police officer fatality. ¹ The incidence rate for injuries to security guards varies substantially …

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The Dangers of Being a Lone Working Security Guard in the U.K

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The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics show that there were an estimated 739,000 incidents of violence at work, 356,000  of which were physical assaults. ¹ New Security Roles Violent crime continues to increase across the U.K as police numbers diminish. As a result of this, private guards have been hired to fill the security …

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Situation Not Normal – Is Your Mind on Your Driving?

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Rick Walters and Angelina Robinson from Road Safety at Work BC. recently hosted a webinar, ‘Situation Not Normal – Is Your Mind on Your Driving?’ in response to the worldwide pandemic and its impact on those who drive for work. In the current climate people are experiencing pressure, uncertainty, and constant change. These bring with …

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Keep Workers Safe by Pairing Microsoft Teams with a Lone Worker Solution

In November of 2016 Microsoft announced a new product ‘Teams’, a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration. ¹ Microsoft Teams began being widely used by the public in 2017 and has replaced Skype for Business which will be retired on the 31st July 2021. …

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The Positive Impact of Gamification on Engagement at Work

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In 2019 TalentLMS conducted a survey to examine how gamified elements change the state of training, productivity, motivation, and employee engagement. The following results are from a pool of 526 people who use gamification in their workplace. 89% of employees say that when a specific task at work is gamified they feel competitive and eager to …

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The Benefits of Gamification for Increasing Employee Engagement

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Employee engagement and productivity are complicated ideas.  These are things that often start to diminish after people have been in their position for a year. There is however something that can be done to alter this course, gamification. Gamification The simplest definition of gamification is: ‘a process for integrating game mechanics into something that already …

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Lone Worker Safety Award Rankings for Companies and Lone Workers

Lone worker safety award rankings

Ok Alone investigated the engagement of lone workers actively using their lone worker systems. Our research found that motivating a workforce to think and act safely by encouraging worker involvement and collaboration can be achieved. The main way to encourage this is by creating a sense of competitiveness and comradery around the company’s main goal, …

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Annual Party Case Study

Ok Alone keeps a trucking company in touch with their staff on the move

We love hearing stories about our customers and how our system has helped them. Recently we heard the best story yet, our system saved somebody’s life! This is why we developed Ok Alone, so to say we were excited to hear this story is an understatement! To protect the privacy of those people involved, all …

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How Personality Type Affects Motivation When Using Gamification in the Workplace

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It is not always easy to have workers motivated or on-board for new initiatives in the workplace, but what if these initiatives are designed to do exactly that? What if the purpose of the initiative is to rejuvenate and re-engage your workforce? Research into Gamification Researchers have found that ‘from a theoretical point of view …

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