Workers who work alone are especially vulnerable, particularly to workplace violence. They often don’t have direct contact with co-workers or supervisors. And they may be working in circumstances in which emergency assistance isn’t readily available to them if they get injured, sick or are otherwise endangered. As a result, the OHS laws require employers to take steps to protect workers working alone.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Adapt this model working alone policy, which was based on one created by WorkSafeNB, to be consistent with your company’s operations and other workplace safety policies and with the requirements in your jurisdiction’s OHS laws. And train all workers and supervisors on it.