Article on Work Alone Legislation

An article posted on Canadian Occupational Safety outlines the importance of putting into place a program to ensure the safety of workers who may find themselves alone or in isolation during the course of their work:

“…in jurisdictions where legislation does not specifically require the development of policies and practices, an employer should still be conscious of its broad duty to take reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of its workers. This “catch-all” obligation has particular application where a health and safety risk is identifiable and attributable to the fact that a worker works alone.”  — Carissa Tanzola

The article discusses briefly the importance of solutions such as so-called “buddy systems,” check-in systems, and electronic monitoring to remain constantly aware of the safety status of workers. You can read the full article here.

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