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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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, 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: Section 19 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at …

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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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