More than 53 million people* in North America and Europe are considered lone workers. Can you ensure your employees’ safety no matter where they work?
Natural gas, electric, water and wastewater utilities pose many risks for your work alone employees. Electrical engineers and maintenance personnel often work alone for extended periods of time at treatment plants, outdoor pumps and high voltage electrical sites that can be hazardous. Employees work with machinery, chemicals, toxic gases and other dangers on a daily basis. How fast can you respond to an incident?
Lone workers are not just prone to risks outdoors—indoor workspaces also challenge the safety of employees. For instrumentation technologists to reclamation technicians, a laboratory can pose just as many risks as a jobsite or plant. Other roles such as operators and heavy-duty mechanics face their share of challenges throughout their worksite too. Do you know how you’ll respond?
This vast industry covers earth sciences and includes forestry, minerals, metals, mining and energy. Geologists, land surveyors, inspectors, loggers and miners often work in remote areas of the world where satellite coverage is the only way to communicate. From rock drills to mineral labs, explosions, barricades and moving objects can leave lone workers in need of help. Are you confident you’ll be able to respond, no matter the situation?
Parks and recreation, education, environmental, public safety, transportation, natural resources, utilities and healthcare all work under the umbrella of government. From parking inspectors and bus drivers to fire and police departments, government workers risk their lives everyday to save others. Performing the duties of each layer of government presents everyday risks to all employees, including interaction with members of the public. How do you protect your teams?
Many employees work beyond the drafting table. Structural engineers, site superintendents, foremen and all trades face many risks in construction zones. Whether high in the sky on scaffolding, excavating or moving heavy slabs, sometimes a hard hat just isn’t enough. Lone workers face being struck by falling objects, slips, trips and falls, crush injuries, dust and chemical inhalation every day. Will help reach your team in time?
In an industry devoted to healing others and saving lives, doctors, nurses, paramedics, porters and administrators face daily challenges working in hospitals, clinics, research labs, and psychiatric centers. From routine check-ups to surgery, these lone workers also engage with patients who behave erratically and visitors who are not able to cope with the challenges of daily life. Paramedics are often on the road and can encounter dangerous situations. Who calls for help when your medical professionals can’t?
From food production to automotive fabrication, this industry incorporates a diverse spectrum of manufacturers including Biotech & Pharma. Engineers, operators, assemblers and compounders face the dangers of working with and near heavy-duty machinery, conveyor belts and combustible liquids, and spray booths. Warehouses and production plants are noisy and fast-paced, with many moving parts. How does your safety policy alert emergency personnel?
Chemists, factory line staff and distributors in this industry are often working in laboratories and manufacturing facilities that pose chemical dangers, store radioactive materials, or handle biological agents. Lab coats, safety glasses, respirator hoods and other protective gear cannot always help your lone workers when an incident occurs. How will you know if your team needs help?
Class A, yard jockey drivers and crude oil haulers transport goods in double-wides, semis and tanker trucks. These lone workers are often on the road for long periods of time, and with unreliable road conditions and potential fatigue, these workers are susceptible to accidents, health events, and interaction with the public. Within shipping and receiving facilities, heavy items and moving forklifts pose risks to warehouse personnel and supervisors. Can you protect your assets every step of the way?