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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OSHA Regulation 1915 for Lone Working HVAC Technicians

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HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) is a very large industry in North America. According to hvac.com there are over 105,000 HVAC companies registered in the U.S at present. These companies are required to adhere to regulations set out by OSHA. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is run by the United States Department …

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Legislation and Regulations for Lone Workers in Ireland

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Who are lone workers in Ireland? The Health and Safety Authority of Ireland (http://www.hsa.ie) 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. Lone workers include: people in fixed establishments where only one person …

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Improving the Safety of Employees who Drive for Work

Improving safety for employees who drive for work, from Ok Alone

Angelina Robinson and Rick Walters from Road Safety at Work BC. recently hosted a webinar, ‘Improving safety for employees who drive their own vehicles for work’.  Amongst the many interesting ideas they shared, one thought-provoking fact really stood out – ‘Any vehicle being used for work becomes the workplace,’ this then means that legal requirements …

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Lone Worker Legislation & Policy for the United States of America

Lone Working Legislation and Policy in the USA

Here is a summary of the lone worker legislation and policy in the United States of America including regulations and information about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Who are OSHA and what do they do? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is run by the United States Department of Labour and was created …

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Lone Worker Legislation & Policy for Northern Territories

Information on lone worker and work alone legislation in Northern Territories

Here are the acts and regulations found in the Northern Territories, 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 Northern Territories. We were unable to find digital versions of either the Work Health and Safety Act or …

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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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Lone Worker Legislation & Policy for South Australia

Information on lone worker and work alone legislation in South Australia

Here are the acts and regulations found in South Australia, 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 state of South Australia. South Australia Work Health and Safety Act 2012 Division 2—Primary duty of care 19—Primary duty …

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Lone Worker Legislation & Policy for Western Australia

Information on lone worker and work alone legislation in Western Australia

Here are the acts and regulations found in Western Australia, 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 state of Western Australia. Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984  Division 2 — General workplace duties 19. Duties of …

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Northwest Territories and Nunavut Safety Act

The Northwest Territories and Nunavut lone worker legislation and regulations

As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation pertaining to lone workers for The Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Summary of Northwest Territories and Nunavut Lone Worker Legislation In September 2016 the NORTHWEST TERRITORIES & NUNAVUT CODES OF PRACTICE was produced by the local government in accordance with the Northwest …

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Legislation & Policy for Lone Workers in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador 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 Newfoundland and Labrador, including the associated work alone regulations. Summary of Newfoundland and Labrador Lone Worker Legislation In 2009 the government of Newfoundland and Labrador introduced working alone section into their Occupational …

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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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