Protecting Workers Who Work Alone Compliance Game Plan
Workers are generally safest when they’re with co-workers, supervisors and others who can provide help if they get into trouble — or keep them out of trouble in the first place. Working alone increases the likelihood that injuries will occur and that they’ll be more serious when they do. Here’s a game plan to keep workers who work alone or in isolation safe and comply with OHS working alone requirements.
US Tragedy Illustrates One Danger Of Working Alone
If workers get injured or become ill while they’re by themselves, they may not be able to call for assistance or safely get medical attention. Included in your report is a case where a carpenter from South Carolina unfortunately found himself in exactly that position.
Using Technology To Protect Workers
Technology, such as video surveillance cameras and GPS tracking devices or apps, can be valuable tools in your efforts to protect workers working in isolation. But the use of such technology can raise privacy issues. So you must ensure that you take certain steps before using potentially invasive technology, even if you’re only or prime goal is worker safety.
10 Tips For Protecting Workers When They’re Alone
Here are 10 tips for ensuring the safety of workers who work alone:
- Conduct a workplace hazard inspection
- Set up a check-in procedure
- Assign two workers to jobs if possible
Download the report to find out the other 7!
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