Lone workers face similar hazards to those who work in teams or alongside coworkers, but because they don't have the benefit of a coworker's presence, should an incident occur, there are scenarios where the lone worker is at a greater risk than his colleagues. This course helps a supervisor or employer to identify the particular risks faced by employees who work alone or in isolation. It outlines OSHA rules on protecting lone workers and it identifies the essential components of an effective safety policy.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information.Learning Objectives
- Recognize types of workers that would be considered lone workers
- Identify types of risk associated with working alone
- Recognize employer duties to lone workers under OSHA regulations
- Recognize the components of an effective safety policy for lone workers
- Recognize the elements of an effective plan for identifying and managing risks to lone worker employees