Safety & Security Blog
The latest in employee safety, duress alarms, and lone worker security.
These are the four most common risks that lone workers face. What can employers do to mitigate the dangers?
As innovative workplace strategies allow fewer employees to handle greater responsibilities, employers have a responsibility to protect their workers efficiently and affordably.
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Professionals in a wide variety of fields often find themselves alone in hazardous work conditions. Are you doing all that you can to keep your lone workers safe?
Workers in a wide variety of fields are asking their employers to bolster workplace safety measures, and with good reason.
OSHA has less to say about protecting lone workers than you might expect. However, the agency has a longstanding, well-established set of policies that dictate that employers should take reasonable precautions for safeguarding all workers. Most employers do so out of human decency, anyway, not because there is a law or rule somewhere stating that they have to. What are the best strategies for making sure that lone workers are protected on the job?
A sizeable percentage of workers in today's society spend all or a lot of their time alone. Sales people, service professionals, security guards, medical personnel, clerks, and numerous other workers are often by themselves, in unfamiliar areas, around people they don't know, and potentially in the dark. When fall and winter set in, dark can come as early as 4PM. This means that a typical worker with an 8 to 5 job is leaving well past dark, and workers on second and third shifts might come to work and leave again, all in the dark. How can employers help keep workers safe when they're out in the dark?