All over Newfoundland and Labrador, organizations are scrambling to comply with the new Occupational Health and Safety act update. There are some sizable changes that organizations have to undergo and not a lot of time to prepare.
We put together this checklist of 7 things to consider before choosing your Journey Management™ technology and service partner.
Being prepared will help you seamlessly transition to ELDs. You have plenty of time to get ahead of these new regulations, choose a solution, and train your team to implement ELDs successfully. If you choose a solution that is already certified, you can minimize the time and effort ensuring compliance with the new regulation.
As Safety professionals, it is our duty to protect employees and keep their well-being at the top of our priority list. Fighting on their behalf means we need to speak the language of the board room and demonstrate that what is in the best interest of our employees, is in the best interest of the bottom line.
As you can see, developing a lone worker strategy for a utility is anything but predictable, and it touches all aspects of the organization. It covers employees working alone or with the public, teams working in isolation, employees who travel, it is intertwined with your safe driving policy, and so much more.
The difference between doing your safety monitoring in-house, or having it handled by a third party is ultimately up to what is right for your business. At Telelink, we have invested in ISC-100 training for our emergency response agents to ensure they are always prepared for the calls we never want to get.
A lone worker is anyone who works by themselves without any direct supervision. For instance, consider addictions counsellors; they aren't alone when they're working with in a home setting, but they are certainly at risk. Many professions involve significant risk in their day to day responsibilities, whether it's working security overnight at a mine or working for the government in child services