Working Alone – Safety Awareness

  • 3 topics | 16m 59s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Lone workers face similar hazards to those who work in teams or alongside coworkers. However, because they don't have the benefit of a coworker's presence, should an incident occur, there are scenarios where lone workers are at a greater risk than their colleagues. This course helps supervisors and employers to identify the particular risks faced by employees who work alone or in isolation. It outlines OSHA guidelines on protecting lone workers and identifies the essential components of an effective safety policy. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by Winn Forensics, LLC, a professional services company focusing on corporate, business and personal safety training as well as consulting on occupational injury matters. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • recognize types of workers who 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


  • Lone Working Hazards
  • Employer Duties and OSHA Regulations
  • Planning Lone Worker Safety