The purpose of the JIBC’s Working Alone procedure is to provide for measures to protect the health and safety of, and minimize risk to, any employee working alone or in isolation. Compliance with this Procedure helps to ensure the JIBC demonstrates due diligence and operates within Occupational Health and Safety Regulations as outlined by the BC Workers Compensation Act. This Procedure will guide you through the process to ensure employee safety when working alone or in isolation
Working Alone - Refers to work carried out by a person where there are no means of visual or verbal contact with another person. Individuals are considered to be working alone when they are working by themselves in an office, workshop or any area owned, leased or operated by the Institute. Assistance, in the event of an injury, illness or emergency, is not readily available to the individual.
Emergency Assistance - Means of communication to gain assistance in the event of an emergency involving an accident or serious injury, illness or threat of violence.
Hazard - Situation, condition, process, material or tool that may cause an injury or illness to an employee.
Hazard Assessment - Procedure, which helps integrate, required Occupational Health & Safety principles and practices into a particular work task.
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