Canadian Occupational Safety

July/August 2020

Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine is the premier workplace health and safety publication in Canada. We cover a wide range of topics ranging from office to heavy industry, and from general safety management to specific workplace hazards.

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Page 10 of 31 11 NEW VIDEO CONFERENCING SUITE BOASTS END-TO-END ENCRYPTION Blackline Safety launches app for remote workers BLACKLINE SAFETY has created a personal safety app, entitled Loner Mobile. The app is designed to better monitor employees in remote and/or unpredictable environments. Blackline Safety's Loner Mobile personal safety app (compatible with iOS and Android operating systems) is a simple, non-intrusive safety monitoring platform that turns an employee's smartphone into a safety monitoring device. The app is designed for employees working alone or in unpredictable environments. The Loner Mobile app communicates with monitoring personnel, who are then able to pinpoint the lone worker's location and provide the appropriate emergency responses should an employee require help. Prior to entering a site, building or client's home, lone workers can send location-based notes to their company's monitoring infrastructure that provide context surrounding their location, activities and risk level. A configurable check-in timer confirms the employee's ongoing well-being and notifies live monitoring personnel of exceptions via safety alerting. If an emergency incident occurs, the user can then trigger a Loner Mobile's SOS alert to notify monitoring personnel. Safety alerts can be configured on the app to enable automatic two-way calling to monitoring personnel, enabling a higher level of situational awareness for appropriate emergency responses. SOFTWARE encryption company Tauria has announced the launch of its secure video conferencing and business suite. This will protect businesses' confidential information by providing end-to- end encryption. Tauria's new software has the capability to support up to 50 people on video conference calls, while also allowing users to send messages, organize schedules, share files and much more, all fully encrypted. The launch of Tauria coincides with a dramatic increase in the number of companies resorting to online webinar formats, video conferencing tools and digital communication platforms to manage business operations in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. As use of these tools and platforms has skyrocketed, so, too, have the number of incidents regarding their lack of privacy and numerous security vulnerabilities. No-knowledge encryption ensures that not even Tauria staff has access to the information that is shared on the platform or through the video conferencing feature. Tauria's safeguarding against even its own employees guarantees the highest level of privacy and security in the market. As public institutions and companies with proprietary or personal client information migrate to cloud-based solutions to facilitate communication during this pandemic, safeguarding private information has become increasingly challenging. Hospitals, law offices, municipalities, school boards and accounting firms require the level of protection offered with end-to-end, no-knowledge user encryption as per corporate governance policies. With companies relying on business collaboration tools to facilitate remote work during the coronavirus outbreak, Tauria has discounted its services to ensure that secure and encrypted communications for businesses is more accessible. By enhancing digital communication through Tauria's secure platform, companies will be able to execute day-to-day business operations while protecting sensitive information. Additionally, Tauria is offering a 30-day free trial for those wishing to test the new platform. send messages share files video call Secure Bunzl enhances its WandaNEXT Smart Restroom System Bunzl Canada is launching two new system components to enhance the capabilities of its IoT-based restroom monitoring system, WandaNEXT. The new components include a mobile application and IoT alert button to broaden the system's applicability to varied facility sizes and types. The WandaMOBILE application enables environmental cleaning teams to document cleaning activities from their mobile devices. It provides data analytics to confirm activity types and frequency, analyze consumable usage and optimize resource deployment. It comprises analytics software and data collection components that include touchscreen tablets, infrared traffic counting units, the new mobile application and IoT alert buttons. Gas Clip Technologies introduces Multi Gas Clip Simple Plus The Multi Gas Clip Simple Plus is a four-gas detector with a three-year run time. The device requires no charging over the three-year period, and no calibration is necessary (although the clip can be calibrated if required). It reliably tests for four gasses: hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon monoxide (CO), oxygen (O2) and combustible gases (LEL). Gas Clip Technologies describes this as a simple-to-use and simple-to-maintain detector. It uses advanced low-power photometric infrared technology for combustible gas measurement and helps make gas detection simpler and safer for the user. The product is the newest member of Gas Clip Technologies' gas detector family. The company offers a three-year warranty for the product. organize schedules

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