Washington State Panic Button Law comes into Force

On January 1, 2021, the Washington State Department’s Sexual Harassment and Assault PolicyRCW 49.60.515, sometimes simply referred to as the Panic Button Law, expands its reach to include all employers. Are you ready?

This year, the law applied to larger hotels only, but its scope is being expanded to cover anyone whose primary responsibilities involve working without another co-worker present. It specifically names janitors, security guards, hotel house keepers and room service attendants.

Lone Worker App and Dashboard

So, what’s required?

First and foremost, a “Panic Button” that enables the worker to request immediate help in case of an emergency.

  • It should be simple to activate.

  • The alarm should be recognisable.

  • Those coming to help need to know where the person is located.

  • The system needs to be robust and work in a variety of environments.

Ok Alone covers all of these needs and more:

Ok Alone subscriptions are within the budget of even the most cost-conscious organisation. With no set-up fees or long term contracts, you can quickly be up and running for as little as $5 per person per month.  Why not create your own personalised quote now?

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lone worker panic button legislation

Washington State Panic Button Legislation

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

Ok Alone’s Help Alert Panic Button

Panic Buttons for Lone Workers

The Ok Alone Lone Worker app has many great features, one of the most crucial is the Help Alert Panic Button.

What Customers think of our Lone Worker App

We have some fantastic reviews of our app on both Google Play and the App Store, here is a selection of our favourites:

5/5

Peace of Mind

When you have staff working off site or unsupervised this is a great app to help with Health and Safety. You can’t anticipate what may happen during the course of one’s day. This app provides a great option in mitigating a level of risk in combination with other processes and procedures. Nothing is more important than going home safe at the end of the day.
by LisaE2020 – 13 Oct 2020

5/5

Very helpful

Used the app while working alone during the pandemic installing new lights in our church. Having an app like this while working on 15 ft high scaffolding was very helpful in convincing people that I could do this project alone. Excellent support with all my questions and requests answered immediately.
by Yxd2015 – 19 May  2020

5/5

Highly recommend this service

Been using this for a while now. Only had 1 problem (was my end) but customer service was brilliant at trying to figure out the issue. Highly recommend this service for peace of mind if you are a lone worker.
by Robert Marrin – 3 May 2020

5/5

Simple to get started

Using Ok Alone for the first time and its surprisingly quick and simple to get started. The new Man Down feature works well.
by Owen Wonorg – 21 September 2019