A worker is deemed to be ‘working alone’ or ‘in isolation’ in circumstances where assistance would not be readily available to that worker in the case of an emergency, injury or illness. Employers of those working alone or in isolation have duties and responsibilities under the Newfoundland & Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Regulations to conduct a risk assessment and if hazards are identified, to implement appropriate controls, policies and procedures.  For more information on working alone legislation, consult Section 15 of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2012

Telelink is a St. John’s based monitoring centre that provides Lone Worker Monitoring, Journey Management and Emergency Response services to companies locally, nationally and internationally.  Telelink recently hosted a webinar about its Lone Worker Monitoring Program.  In addition to covering information on legislative duties and how to develop a lone worker monitoring procedure, the webinar included a demonstration of Telelink’s work alone app. If you missed Telelink’s webinar but have a need for lone worker monitoring and would like access to a recording of the webinar, contact Laura Fudge at lfudge@telelink.ca.