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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Canadian Privacy Laws

Canadaian lone worker legislation and regulations

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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Applying GDPR to Lone Worker Solutions

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From the 18th of May 2018 all countries in the European Union had to abide by the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This was approved by the European Parliament and Council and replaced the Data Protection Directive 95/46/ec.  These regulations apply to everyone from small businesses to large enterprises and can result in some …

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Understanding Canadian Work Alone Monitoring 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 federal level — but …

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Free Lone Worker Policy Template and Lone Working Checklist

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

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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.

The Most Common Workplace Safety Policy Violations

Workplace Safety Policy

The transport and logistics industry employs workers in a diverse range of occupations: truck drivers, courier and postal delivery drivers and warehouse workers, to name a few. Each of these occupations carries a relatively high risk of accident or injury, and it’s challenging for employers to find ways to keep staff safe on the job.

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.

Looking after retail staff who work alone

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Retail is less regulated than other high risk industries, but it has its share of risks too. Retail is public facing. You don't know who is coming in off the streets. Combined with long opening hours, cash handling and sometimes staff working on their own you end up with some significant safety challenges.