Lone Worker Legislation & Policy for the United States of America
The 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 solution.
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 the 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 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
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