So you’re looking for a lone worker safety device. Lone workers perform some of the most dangerous jobs, and it’s essential that you find a way to keep them safe and connected. But where do you start? Read More
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, home health care employment will skyrocket through 2026, with hundreds of thousands of new jobs being added. The primary reason for this explosive growth: an aging population.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people in the United States over the age of 65 will nearly double from 2012 to 2050. While a big portion of this aging population will reside in senior care facilities, many will elect to live out the remainder of their lives in the comfort of their homes, thus needing critical services, such as home health care. Read More
Protecting workers is the most important thing a business can do—especially lone workers such as social workers, real estate agents, and home healthcare providers who may face unknown clients and dangerous situations on the job each day. That’s why using a panic button app for workers who may need extra support checks a lot of boxes for employers. These apps are convenient, inexpensive and low-tech. Read More
Last week AlertMedia, in coordination with Continuity Insights, sponsored a webinar on the winter hazards that businesses face and the things businesses should do to prepare and respond. AlertMedia’s VP of Sales, Peter Steinfeld, a 15-year industry veteran, joined Paul Yura, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service. Each contributed their insights and experience to educate a packed audience on how to improve their business readiness for the coming winter. Here’s a recap of some of the highlights: Read More
“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
These infamous words about postal carriers are etched in granite over the entrance to the New York City Post Office on 8th Avenue. While this noble sentiment might have worked for postal carriers in the days of yore, today’s workers have other guidance. Today, most organizations rely on an inclement weather policy to let employees know if they should come into work or stay home when bad weather strikes. Read More
You worry about how to protect your lone workers and employees who don’t always work in the office. It’s understandable – bad things can happen to them, and sometimes they do. Lone workers all over the world face dangers that those in the office probably don’t even think about. As such, if you’re going to have employees in the field or working by themselves, then lone worker safety must be a priority for your organization. Read More
Winter may conjure up imagery suitable for a Norman Rockwell painting: sitting by the fire with a hot drink in hand, enjoying the twinkling lights and decorations, and watching through the window as snowflakes drift lazily through the air. But the reality is that the business impact of winter weather is anything but idyllic.
The economic impact of a simple snowstorm can be upwards of $1 billion. And it’s not just companies in the path of those epic nor’easters that need to take heed. Last winter, unusually cold weather as far south as Florida even caused several theme parks to close. Read More
When winter weather storms in, many smart businesses pay attention to facility safety issues such as making sure sidewalks and parking lots are clear of snow and ice. A business may enact a safety plan, telling non-vital workers to stay home until it is safe to come to the office. There are many different types of winter hazards businesses must prepare for. Read More
In a recent blog post, we discussed what “duty of care” means in the workplace. But when it comes to duty of care, there isn’t just a box to check. Preparedness and readiness come on a spectrum. The most successful companies are those that go above and beyond when it comes to their employees’ health and safety.
Which Type of Employer are You?
When considering duty of care, there are three categories of employers: the uninformed employer, the bare minimum employer, and the employee-first employer. Take a look at the graphic below and decide which category your organization currently falls within:
This Saturday is the first day of fall, but the proactive among us are already thinking ahead to winter and the impacts it will have on our businesses. Winter conjures up images of gently falling snow, cozy indoor gatherings, and a parade of holidays. But the advent of winter also brings up a more ominous association: the hazards that can trip up any business due to extreme winter weather. The CDC reports that winter cold kills more than twice as many Americans than summer heat. Read More