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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Oakland Local Ordinances Chapter 5.93 – Hotel Minimum Wage and Working Conditions

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In November of 2018, Oakland voters passed Measure Z, an amendment to the Oakland Municipal Code (OMC), establishing workplace protections for hotel workers. Oakland’s Hotel Workers Protection & Employments Standards Ordinance has been added to the OMC as Chapter 5.93, titled “Hotel Minimum Wage and Working Conditions.” This came into effect on December 23, 2018. …

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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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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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The California Consumer Privacy Act

Lone Working Legislation and Policy in the USA

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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OSHA Regulations 1915, 1910 and 1926 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 118,000 HVAC companies registered in the U.S at present.¹ 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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