The Lone Worker App that improves Workforce Safety and Monitoring

Transform your smartphone into a comprehensive lone worker safety device with the Ok Alone app. This innovative solution includes a panic button for emergencies, timed check-ins for regular safety verification, and GPS location monitoring to ensure your whereabouts are always known. It’s designed to keep you safe and connected, no matter where your work takes …

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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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How International Driving Laws affect Lone Workers

Many people are lone workers who drive for work and for them their vehicle is their office. However, to keep people safe, new legislation is being introduced all over the world to restrict the use of mobile phones whilst driving. See below to find out how to comply with the laws where you work. Map …

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Get Lone Worker Alerts when your iPhone is on Silent

Get Lone Worker Alerts when your iPhone is on Silent

When you are a lone worker or a monitor, sometimes you need to have your phone on silent. Most of the time this is fine, but what if you don’t hear your check in reminder? Or don’t hear a worker’s request for help? Luckily on iPhone you can set up an emergency bypass for specific …

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How to use Android Shortcuts with the Ok Alone Lone Worker App

Using an Android phone to run the Ok Alone lone worker app means you can set up shortcuts to the app’s features. Having the shortcuts on your main screen will make it easier to start a shift, check in, request help or end a shift. Setting this up couldn’t be easier! Once you have downloaded …

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Lone Worker Incidents & Workplace Fatalities in Ireland

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The 2019 statistics of workplace fatalities in Ireland show agriculture as the industry with the highest fatality rate followed by transportation and construction. All three of these industries employ a lot of lone workers. Lone workers are particularly at risk in these occupations as they are working in dangerous environments without any direct support from …

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How Lone Working affects Grooms, Stable Hands and Farriers in North America

How Lone Working effects Grooms, Stable Hands and Farriers in North America

The American Horse Council, has reported that the United States has a horse population of approximately 9.2 million and that the horse industry supports 1.4 million jobs in the United States¹. The horse industry directly employs 701,946 people (full-time, part-time and seasonal), which equates to 453,612 full-time equivalent jobs. These full-time equivalent jobs are in the …

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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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Keep Moving with Man Down on our Lone Worker App

There are around 8 million lone workers in the U.K. Lone workers can be found in many different industries, doing many different jobs. Some lone workers are out and about all day going to different locations and constantly on the move, others spend their days in one location. If, like me, you are a lone …

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What does lone worker risk really mean?

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What does lone worker risk really mean? We often hear about lone worker risk. It’s talked about in a generic sort of way – you are on your own, so you’re at more risk. While this is true, it’s less common to see these risks broken down into meaningful categories that can be analysed. This …

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Work Alone Safety: Creating a Safe Space for Fixed-Site Lone Workers

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Work Alone Safety: Creating a Safe Space for Fixed-Site Lone Workers What comes to mind when you hear the term “lone worker?” An oilfield operator testing well production at an unmanned site? A biologist conducting fieldwork on a northern river? A truck driver making a delivery on an isolated stretch of road? These types of …

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Using Focus Groups to Gather Risk Information for a Lone Worker Policy

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Using Focus Groups to Gather Risk Information for Your Lone Worker Safety Policy Most often, the process of gathering risk information for your lone worker safety policy begins in a general sort of way. You might make a list of the obvious hazards, observe your employees in their working environments, or carry out a short …

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HR Strategies to Promote Lone Worker Safety – Ok Alone Worker

HR Strategies to Promote Lone Worker Safety

Human resource professionals play a vital role in ensuring the health and safety of lone workers. Of course it’s not their exclusive domain (health and safety is everyone’s business), but they are equipped with exceptional communication skills that can help mitigate the risks associated with working alone. It’s not easy to start a conversation about …

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Work Alone Call Center: What to Look For in a Live Monitoring Service

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Work Alone Call Center: The Benefits of Live Monitoring When it comes to monitoring lone workers, someone must be looking out for their safety at all times. Usually, that person is a manager, a supervisor, or another person in the office. But what if the company doesn’t have the necessary resources to monitor their teams? …

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Winter has arrived. Snowplow drivers need lone worker safety too

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Some people need to get to work, regardless of weather conditions – doctors, nurses, medical professionals, first responders.  Snowplow drivers work at all hours to make this possible.  Some start at 4 am, some at midnight. Conditions get slippery, black ice is a menace, and fatigue can easily set in.  When your snowplow driver is …

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Work safety tips for cold weather – Lone worker safety systems

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Work Safety Tips for Cold Winter Weather

As we bundle up and head into the winter months (in the northern hemisphere) our thoughts turn to keeping workers safe in cold conditions. For most of us in Canada, extreme cold is something we deal with every year, and we are pretty good at it!

Those whose job requires them to be outside for any

Lone worker protection technology for mining teams

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Advanced, Easy to Implement Lone Worker Protection Technology is the Future for Mining Teams

Mining has benefitted from new technologies, perhaps more than any other industry. Inherently high risk, thoughtful investment in high tech tools has already improved health and safety issues across the industry.

Lone worker monitoring systems that provide quick

5 emergency response plan essentials for education – Lone workers

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5 Emergency Response Plan Essentials for Education Settings

Emergencies, disasters or critical incidents that occur within an educational setting are every parents’, teachers’ and school administrators’ nightmare. The health and welfare of hundreds or thousands of children and young people could be at risk and dependent upon a thorough and well-executed emergency response plan.

The five basic all-hazard responses…

Volunteers Need Safety Monitoring – Lone worker safety systems

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Fundraising Events and Canvassing for Charity can be Hazardous to Volunteers and Fundraising Professionals

Where would we be without volunteers? Volunteerism contributes to a kinder, more equitable and safer society, so it’s only fair that those who go out of their way to help others should be protected themselves, right?

Recently, a young man volunteering at a charity haunted house in…