Some people need to get to work, regardless of weather conditions – doctors, nurses, medical professionals, first responders. Snowplow drivers work at all hours to make this possible. Some start at 4 am, some at midnight. Conditions get slippery, black ice is a menace, and fatigue can easily set in. When your snowplow driver is …
Work Safety Tips for Cold Winter Weather
As we bundle up and head into the winter months (in the northern hemisphere) our thoughts turn to keeping workers safe in cold conditions. For most of us in Canada, extreme cold is something we deal with every year, and we are pretty good at it!
Those whose job requires them to be outside for any
Advanced, Easy to Implement Lone Worker Protection Technology is the Future for Mining Teams
Mining has benefitted from new technologies, perhaps more than any other industry. Inherently high risk, thoughtful investment in high tech tools has already improved health and safety issues across the industry.
Lone worker monitoring systems that provide quick
5 Emergency Response Plan Essentials for Education Settings
Emergencies, disasters or critical incidents that occur within an educational setting are every parents’, teachers’ and school administrators’ nightmare. The health and welfare of hundreds or thousands of children and young people could be at risk and dependent upon a thorough and well-executed emergency response plan.
The five basic all-hazard responses…
Fundraising Events and Canvassing for Charity can be Hazardous to Volunteers and Fundraising Professionals
Where would we be without volunteers? Volunteerism contributes to a kinder, more equitable and safer society, so it’s only fair that those who go out of their way to help others should be protected themselves, right?
Recently, a young man volunteering at a charity haunted house in…
Parks and recreation workers everywhere face hazardous conditions nearly every day. Whether you are operating recreational or leisure programs at playgrounds and parks in the city, managing wilderness campgrounds, performing trail-building and maintenance duties or any of the countless tasks that are part of many parks and rec workers’ daily routines, you face unique challenges to staying safe at work.
For each lone worker or team of workers, it’s critical to do a hazard…
We all face stress on the job and when your workplace stress is not acknowledged and managed, it can lead to physical and emotional illness as well as reduced performance and productivity. How well you manage your workplace stress depends on how you are able (or unable!) to address it. Compounding the problem, if you work alone, without the security of co-workers to share the workload and watch your back, your stress levels may go through the roof!
Here are 5 tips for managing your workplace stress:
Essential Safety Tips for your Retail Employees
Your retail business, whether large or small, is responsible for providing a safe environment for workers as well as following the safety regulations of your country and local jurisdictions.
While retail isn’t considered a particularly high risk occupation, it can be
Don't Rely on the Buddy System to keep your Team Safe on the Job
The buddy system has traditionally been a cornerstone of many safety systems for, quite literally, hundreds of years. It has performed quite admirably in many circumstances, but fails spectacularly sometimes, and sometimes with serious or even fatal consequences.
The most obvious flaw in the buddy system – what if…
The 2008 murder of realtor Lindsay Buziak while showing a property in Victoria, BC, Canada is a disturbing example of why you need to manage the safety of your lone workers. There are many sales industry professionals who may be at risk when working alone; realtors showing homes, car salespeople taking customers for a test drive, and all sorts of outside sales workers who travel to visit clients and prospects.
Sending your team out on sales calls without a lone worker safety device is just not acceptable anymore, not when there is an affordable safety solution like Ok Alone.