Workers who work alone are especially vulnerable in several ways. For example, they may be working in circumstances in which emergency assistance isn’t readily available to them if they get hurt or sick. Examples of such workers include those who work in forestry or in the oil and gas industry. Because the OHS laws require employers to take steps to protect workers working alone, you should implement best practices for such workers.
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This checklist is intended to help employers implement best practices for workers working alone at hazardous jobs without routine interaction with the public. Adapt it for your company’s operations, equipment and other workplace safety policies, and the working alone requirements in your jurisdiction’s OHS laws.
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