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 Manitoba

Manitoba 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 Manitoba, including the associated work alone regulations. Manitoba has a fantastic document the MANITOBA LABOUR AND IMMIGRATION WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH Code of Practice For Workers Working Alone or in Isolation. It …

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Legislation & Policy for Lone Working in Ontario and Nova Scotia

Ontario and Nova Scotia 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 Ontario and Nova Scotia, including the associated work alone regulations. Summary of Ontario Lone Worker Legislation Ontario does not have a specific regulation concerned with “working alone” although the Regulation for Industrial Establishments specifies …

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Legislation for Lone Working in New Brunswick

New Brunswick lone worker legislation and regulations

As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation pertaining to lone workers in New Brunswick. Summary of New Brunswick Lone Worker Legislation Since 1992 New Brunswick has had very detailed and comprehensive regulations regarding lone workers. The Occupational Health and Safety Act has the Code of Practice for Working …

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Legislation & Policy for Lone Workers in Yukon

Information about Yukon 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 Yukon, including the associated regulations. Summary of Yukon Lone Worker Legislation The Yukon does not have specific legislation for lone workers other than article 3.(1)(d) which states; (Without limiting the generality of …

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Legislation for Lone Working on Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island lone worker legislation and regulations

As Canada is divided into federal, provincial and territorial jurisdictions here is the legislation pertaining to lone workers on Prince Edward Island. Summary of Prince Edward Island Lone Worker Legislation On Prince Edward Island, the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act and its General Regulations describe the standards for occupational health and safety and the …

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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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Duty of Care and Lone Working

Duty of Care

You will often hear the term “Duty of Care” use when people are discussing lone working. Have you ever wondered exactly what Duty of Care is?  For those of you not up on your legal history, Duty of Care dates back to the 1800s with connections to both Tort and Common law. Originally, a Duty …

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WorkSafeBC update to Work Alone Regulations

WorkSafeBC

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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Understanding Canadian Work Alone Monitoring Legislation

Canadian Work Alone Legislation

Canadian Work Alone Legislation In Canada, lone worker legislation isn’t consistent from coast to coast. Not all provinces have enacted legislation regarding an employer’s responsibility toward their lone workers, and the ones that did put measures in place have slightly different regulations. To add to the confusion, work alone monitoring regulations also exist on a …

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Lone Working Checklist: Essential Elements for Every Lone Working Policy

When it comes to ensuring the protection and safety of lone workers, a blanket policy is rarely sufficient. Your lone working policy needs to be tailored to each task and to each location. In some instances, it will need to be to the individual needs of the lone workers themselves. With a bespoke strategy in …

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How workplace culture shapes your working alone safety policy

Safety policy culture

How workplace culture shapes your working alone safety policy If you have employees who work solo or in isolation, it’s essential to have a working alone safety policy in place. This critical document sets out what is required from the employer, the managers, and the lone workers themselves, and outlines the risks associated with the …

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Lone Worker Safety

Lone Worker Safety

You probably understand that as an employer you are likely required, by law or according to health and safety regulations, to implement a lone worker safety policy. Even if accidents or incidents occur outside of your business premises, when they transpire during the execution of your employees duties or, in some cases, during transit to a job site, you are accountable. In many cases, the remote worker is at higher risk and it’s up to you to assess and reduce those risks.

Lone Worker Policy

Lone worker policy

If your business employs workers who are not directly supervised and at risk of accident or injury you are required, by law in some jurisdictions and according to occupational health and safety regulations in others, to have a lone worker policy in place to protect them. It is the employer’s duty to assess risks to lone workers and take steps to avoid or manage the risks. Some companies ignore these obligations and should a worker suffer injury while on duty without lone worker monitoring in place, may face severe consequences.

You Can’t Afford Not to Have a Lone Worker Safety System

Lone Worker Safety System

8 Reasons Why you can’t Afford Not to Have Lone Worker Safety Systems

Lone worker safety systems are not only the right thing to do from a moral standpoint – they can reduce your business’ operational costs! Workers in the construction and engineering industries are frequently working alone and in high risk circumstances. Investing in their safety will pay off in many ways.