Lone worker legislation & policy in the USA is becoming more important as law-makers review what is required from companies to protect their employees. Lone worker protections are already enforced in many countries and the USA won’t be far behind. Make sure you are ahead of the curve with our lone worker monitoring solution.
No lone worker laws or legislation in your state? You still have your ‘Duty of Care’ to your employees and you can still be sued by personal injury lawsuits. Read our article about how to avoid this situation.
Lone Working Legislation USA
Health and safety legislation differ slightly across the US states, however, US health and safety legislation are yet to officially incorporate lone working. OSHA cites having a work alone policy as a general duty.
OSHA does not have a specific requirement to develop and implement a work alone policy. But failure to have a policy could be considered a breach of General Duty OSHA requirements and has been cited by OSHA in the past under the General Duty statute.
Who are OSHA and what do they do?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is run by the United States Department of Labor and was created to assure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing workplace standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
OSHA provide guidance on protecting all employees through the use of their standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1970 is the primary federal legislation governing worker safety in the USA, for traditional office-based employees to self-employed, contractors and lone workers.
Top Lone Worker Sectors in the USA
Here is a list of the top industries which have lone workers in the United States of America:
Features Needed to Protect Lone Workers
Want to protect your lone workers? Here are the top 5 features of a lone worker monitoring system:
What our Clients Say about Ok Alone
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We have had great success with OK Alone. It’s easy to use, has not had any false alarms.
The GPS location feature has been reassuring when workers don’t respond immediately.
The families of our remote workers have thanked me for the peace of mind this app gives them.
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I can easily make adjustments and update lone workers in the laboratory or in the field. It works well with Android and iOS systems.
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