Lone Worker Legislation & Policy for the United States of America

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. 

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Lone Working Legislation and Policy in the USA
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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

Great Success with OK Alone

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.

Trevor King, Penfor Construction

Has worked Flawlessly

My experience with OK Alone has been great.

I can easily make adjustments and update lone workers in the laboratory or in the field. It works well with Android and iOS systems.

OK Alone is extremely user friendly and has worked flawlessly for Kemira.

Jim Anderson, Kemira Chemicals Inc

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Washington State Panic Button Legislation

Washington State introduced state law intended to protect workers in the hospitality industry from sexual harassment and assault.

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Panic Buttons for New York City Hotel Employees

Providing emergency devices for unionized hospitality workers, in particular housekeepers, has been the law in New York City since 2013.

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Panic Buttons for Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Lone Workers

In 2018 the Las Vegas chapters of UNITE HERE’s Culinary and Bartender Unions negotiated contracts with local hotels to equip hotel and casino workers with panic buttons.

                                                Click here to see all articles pertaining to panic button legislation in the U.S.

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What is a Lone Worker App

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