Seattle’s “Hotel Employees Safety Protections Ordinance” – Chapter 14.26

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Seattle’s Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative has had a bumpy road on its way to becoming legislation. The ordinance provides protection for the health and safety of hotel employees working in Seattle. This ordinance is the result of Seattle voters passing Initiative 124 (I-124) in November 2016. Initiative 124 (I-124) was unfortunately struck down …

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Canadian Legislation – The Joint Health and Safety Committee

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If you are operating a business in Canada, you need to have a Joint Health and Safety Committee. The committee can also be called the Joint Work Site Health and Safety Committee, Occupational Health Committee, Workplace Safety and Health Committee, or The Occupational Health and Safety Committee. What is a Joint Health and Safety Committee …

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City of Santa Monica: Chapter 4.67 Hotel Worker Protection

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On August 27, 2019, the Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously to pass an ordinance providing protections for hotel workers. One of the items of the ordinance was that workers be issued with personal safety devices. Research into Lone Worker Vulnerability The ordinance was recommended by the City’s Commission on the Status of Women in …

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Canadian Privacy Laws

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Canada has two federal Privacy laws: The Privacy Act 1983, applies to the federal government’s handling of personal information. The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act 2000 (PIPEDA), applies to how businesses handle personal information. PIPEDA sets out clear rules to follow for private sector businesses in Canada that handle personal information. Any company …

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The California Consumer Privacy Act

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The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 was approved by the California State Governor on June 28th 2018 and went into effect on January 1st 2020. This is considered to be the absolute toughest data privacy law in the United States. ¹ Personal Data The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives consumers more control over the personal …

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Improving the Safety of Employees who Drive for Work

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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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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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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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Legislation & Policy for Lone Workers in Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan 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 Saskatchewan, including the associated work alone regulations. Summary of Saskatchewan Lone Worker Legislation Saskatchewan legislation compels businesses to act appropriately in identifying and minimizing as much risk as possible, while also including …

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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 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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