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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Who is Protecting Lone Working American Security Guards?

Working as a Security Guard is a particularly dangerous occupation. On average, security officers suffer injuries at more than twice the rate of the average worker. In some countries, for example, nearly two private security officers are killed on duty for every police officer fatality. ¹ The incidence rate for injuries to security guards varies substantially …

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OSHA Regulation 1915 for Lone Working HVAC Technicians

hvac technician checking capacitor on air conditioner

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 the United States of America

Lone Working Legislation and Policy in the USA

Here is a summary of the lone worker legislation and policy in the United States of America including regulations and information about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Who are OSHA and what do they do? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is run by the United States Department of Labour and was created …

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Health and Safety Guidelines for Workers Exposed to Biowaste

Health and Safety Guidelines biowaste

The handling of biowaste by lone workers is an area we hear more about each month.  Health and Safety Guidelines across Canada, USA, UK Australia and New Zealand all cover the unique risks assosiciated with biowaste.  In this blog, the team at SafetyON have kindly shared their thoughts on the subject. ————————- There are several …

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Does your team really need a lone worker safety system?

lone worker safety system

Manufacturing industry and factory workers can be exposed to a wide range of dangerous situations and risks to their safety increase when they are working alone.  Performing equipment maintenance, handling raw or in-process materials, and using heavy machinery are just some of the everyday tasks where a lone worker safety system could ensure that you and your co-workers go home safely at the end of a shift.