U.S Legislation for Electricians

Being an electrician is a popular trade in North America.  Ibisworld.com report there are over 223,000 Electrician companies registered in the U.S for 2022. ¹ This is a 1.8% increase from 2021. ² These companies are required to adhere to regulations set out by OSHA. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is run by …

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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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Lone Worker Legislation & Policy for the United States of America

Lone Working Legislation and Policy in the USA

Lone Worker Legislation & Policy for the United States of America The lone worker legislation & policy in the USA is becoming more important as law-makers review what is required from companies to protect their employees. Lone worker protections are already enforced in many countries and the USA won’t be far behind. Make sure you …

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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

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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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Legislation & Policy for Lone Workers in Quebec

Quebec lone worker legislation and regulations

As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation and policy pertaining to workers and lone workers in Quebec, including the associated work alone regulations. Summary of Quebec Lone Worker Legislation Quebec’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations have very recently been updated and include article 322, which informs …

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Legislation & Policy for Lone Workers in Alberta

Alberta lone worker legislation and regulations

As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation and policy pertaining to workers and lone workers in Alberta, including the associated work alone regulations. If an employer has staff who work alone, the OHS code requires the employer to conduct a hazard assessment, implement safety measures, maintain contact at …

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Legislation, Regulations and Policy for Lone Workers in Ireland

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Who are lone workers in Ireland? The Health and Safety Authority of Ireland (HSA) identifies lone workers as ‘those who work by themselves without close or direct supervision. Anybody who works alone, including contractors, self-employed people and employee, is classed as a lone worker.’¹ Lone workers include: people in fixed establishments where only one person works …

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Protective Legislation for Hotel lone Workers in Miami Beach

Female hotel lone worker

In July of 2018 Miami Beach became one of the growing number of cities, counties and states to introduce protective legislation for lone working hotel/hospitality employees. Legislation for Lone workers in Miami Beach hotels There are an estimated 11,500 housekeepers employed in Miami-Dade County, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and a majority …

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WorkSafeBC update to Work Alone Regulations

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WorkSafeBC update to Work Alone regulations We all know that in the province of British Columbia, employers who are under the jurisdiction of the Worker’s Compensation Board (WorkSafeBC) must implement a working alone program if they have workers who are assigned to work alone or in isolation. This requirement has been in place for many …

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Lone Worker Legislation & Policy for Australian Capital Territory

Information on lone worker and work alone legislation in Australia

Here are the acts and regulations found in the Australian Capital Territory, related to lone working and work alone employees. We cover all the lone worker policy and legislation we have found for this area, specifically for the Australian Capital Territory. Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Division 2.2 Primary duty of care 19 Primary …

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Panic Buttons for Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Lone Workers

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In 2018 the Las Vegas chapters of UNITE HERE’s Culinary and Bartender Unions negotiated contracts with local hotels to equip hotel and casino workers with panic buttons. Survey of Casino and Hotel Workers in Las Vegas In a survey conducted by UNITE HERE’s Culinary and Bartender Unions of over 10,000 Las Vegas casino workers: 59% …

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