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We take your privacy seriously.

Tidyware, the makers of WorkerSafety Pro, LoneWorker Pro, FallSafety Pro, and FallSafety Home, is a privacy first company. That means we consider privacy a fundamental human right.
We design Health and Safety products to protect your privacy and give you control over your information. WorkerSafety Pro, LoneWorker Pro, and FallSafety Pro are robust, privacy first products.
These products put you first, keep your location private, and give you control of when location is shared during an emergency.
These products only share location in the event of an emergency; after a visual, audible, and haptic countdown reaches zero and the siren alarm sounds.
You may dismiss an automatic safety alert countdown at any time during the countdown.

FALLSAFETYpro

For organizations and individuals at‑risk from man‑down and falls.​

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10-day free trial and subscription service available.


LONEWORKERpro

For organizations or individuals at‑risk while working alone and in locations without cell or Wi-Fi coverage.

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10-day free trial and subscription service available.


WORKERSAFETYpro

For organizations or individuals at-risk from worker-down, working without cell or Wi-Fi coverage, and falls.​

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10-day free trial and subscription service available.

LoneWorker Pro arrives on Android

LoneWorker Pro for Android was released to provide people who work alone the same great protection that we provide for iPhone and Apple Watch users. The newly released LoneWorker Pro for Android provides multiple safety protocols to protect workers in the field, even if they are working alone.

LoneWorker Pro protects people who work alone and whose daily tasks require them to face workplace hazards, unfamiliar work environments, and social risks without the safety net of nearby co-workers.

• The safety protocols people need when working alone
• Safety protocols include Scheduled Check-Ins, Panic Button, and Worker Down Detection
• Enhances existing safety protocols and safety best practices
• Supports a safer work environment
• Designed for individuals who work alone
• Trusted by real estate, pharmaceutical companies, home service, commercial cleaning, social workers, and many other industries
• Safety managers enjoy the online dashboard with easy to use tools and reports
• Provides peace of mind

Scheduled Check-Ins + Worker Down Detection

• Scheduled check-ins provide assurance that people are ok
• Automatically alerts emergency contacts if a check-in is missed
• Silent alarm option help address social risks
• Cloud-based service ensures missed check-ins are reported even without phone internet connection
• Team management tools help ensure safety

LoneWorker Pro protects you, your employees, and your contractors.

• Set up one or hundreds of accounts in minutes
• Runs effortlessly in the background
• Automatically alerts emergency contacts by group or team
• Emergency contacts alerted by voice message, text message, and email
• Useful in areas where Wi-Fi and/or cell phone services are unreliable or unavailable

Free 10-day fully functioning trial (no credit card required). Contact sales for enterprise trials. Subscribe for $8.99 per month per person.

LoneWorker Pro monitors your location in the background in case of an emergency. Your location is only shared in the event of an emergency.

All-Clear option for Emergency Contacts

Using the dashboard, individuals and organization administrators can now change the status of an alarm from “Open” to “All-Clear”.

Lone Workers and how they affect your business

FallSafety Roofing Inspector at risk of falls at height

Lone Workers Need Protection

A Lone Worker is an employee who performs an activity that is carried out in isolation from other workers without close or direct supervision. Such staff are exposed to increased risk because there is no one to assist them. The US, Canada and many other countries have regulations around an employer’s responsibility to Lone Workers that every company should be aware of for their country and locality.

The largest safety hazard to Lone Workers is the risk of falling. Workers can quite easily be knocked unconscious by falls, and their lives are at risk while in this vulnerable state. Someone who has been knocked unconscious can drown, die from inability to breathe due to body position, and be hurt by objects in the environment that can no longer be avoided.

Workers could also suffer from concussions that they are unaware of, and may resume work in an impaired state. This can lead to another fall or other serious accident. It is imperative that someone other than the worker is made aware of a fall immediately, and can assess physical and cognitive condition.

Fall danger facts

According to OSHA’s 2015 report, approximately 1 in 5 reported fatalities were fall related.1

The CDC found that, based on 14 years of NTOF surveillance data, “falls from elevations were the fourth leading cause of occupational fatalities from 1980 through 1994.” 2

According to the World Health Organization, “Falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide.” 3

Falls are a serious danger and are the second leading cause of death in the construction industry. We know that unless workers are securely tied to something at all times, which is impossible, falls are always a risk. Prevention is very important, but to save lives when it fails, response time is the key.

A study by Columbia University shows how important it is to respond quickly to an accident. The results show that “response times significantly affect mortality.” In this study, an increase of one minute in response time increased mortality by between 8 and 17 percent. 4

As you can see, it is essential for employers to be alerted to accidents for the purpose of responding to them rapidly.

What this means to an employer

In OSHA’s guide for protecting roofing workers, the following is required of employers.

“Emergency Action Plan (EAP) Employers must train workers in any emergency action plan required by OSHA standards (29 CFR 1926.35(e)(2)). EAPs must include, among other information, the preferred means of reporting emergencies and procedures for evacuating the area (29 CFR 1926.35(b)). Workers should always know the street address of where they are working in case they need to give emergency services their location. Post the site street address and emergency contact information in prominent locations. This will allow workers to quickly contact emergency services with necessary information.” 5

Many employers are unaware of their Lone Worker legal responsibilities. Some important Federal regulations to be aware of include:

OSHA 1915.84(a) Except as provided in § 1915.51(c)(3) of this part, whenever an employee is working alone, such as in a confined space or isolated location, the employer shall account for each employee:

1915.84(a)(1) Throughout each work shift at regular intervals appropriate to the job assignment to ensure the employee’s safety and health; and

1915.84(a)(2) At the end of the job assignment or at the end of the work shift, whichever occurs first.

1915.84(b) The employer shall account for each employee by sight or verbal communication. 6

On Canada’s Prince Edward Island the Occupational Health & Safety Act requires this:

The employer must provide a written procedure that “details of the means by which a worker who is working alone can secure, and the employer can provide, assistance in the event of injury or other circumstances that may endanger the health or safety of the worker.” Other areas in Canada are under similar regulations and we recommend that you check on them for your locality. Do you have this requirement met? Another thing to think about is how can you meet this requirement for a worker who has suffered unconsciousness?

Notice the federal requirement for accounting for each employee “at regular intervals appropriate to the job assignment to ensure the employee’s safety and health”. Canada shares some similar check in requirements. In this case, what does that mean? Every hour or every 15 minutes? It appears to be up to the employer; without some form of automated monitoring system, check-ins would need to be more frequent.

Since a reasonable amount of time can leave dangerous gaps in which a worker could fall (e.g. A worker falls 10 minutes after an hourly check in and is left in peril for 50 minutes), the best way to meet this requirement is by using a communications-based immediate response system.

Cost to company

The cost to a company of a worker falling is enormous. OSHA says this about fall costs:

“Direct costs include workers’ compensation payments, medical expenses, and costs for legal services. Examples of indirect costs include training replacement employees, accident investigation and implementation of corrective measures, lost productivity, repairs of damaged equipment and property, and costs associated with lower employee morale and absenteeism.” 8

Financial costs to a company from a fall-related death are the smallest consequence. A Lone Worker who is routinely at height, on slippery surfaces, or around other dangers that create vulnerability to a fall, is of long-term value to the company on a professional and personal level. To lose someone on the job when a rapid response could have saved them is a tragedy. Fall safety is insured by immediate detection and rapid response. This knowledge can save lives and protect your business.

The Solution

If your workers use iPhones, then a great solution is software, because you already own state of the art equipment with all of the capabilities needed for an immediate response system. FallSafety is an app available on iPhone that will detect falls as soon as they happen and notify emergency contacts within seconds so that rescue can be sent. It automatically provides their GPS location in an emergency.

This application will turn your workers’ mobile devices into automated Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Contact us now, and we will give you your first month free, as one of our early adopters of a new level of safety.

Washing Windows Alone at Height

Window cleaner at risk from ladder fall who could use FallSafety

Automatic Fall Detection From Ladders

Window cleaners have great job security because people love clean windows and glass needs to be cleaned regularly. Many of these windows are on a second story or even higher which puts window cleaners at risk of a fall. Window cleaners who have been in the business for a while have fallen or know someone who has. As a result, it’s important to prevent falls and detect them if they do happen.

A professional window cleaner is no stranger to ladders and often has to work alone. Even if cleaning with a water fed pole system, skylights and other windows need to be cleaned from a ladder or from a roof. Even with the buddy system, when working in pairs, there is a risk of an undetected fall. Many times a person cleaning windows inside would not see or hear a person cleaning windows outside if they were to fall.

There are safety laws around this work that are designed to protect workers including:

 

4 feet is considered a fall hazard (OSHA 1910.23)

Fall protection is required at any height over 6 feet (OSHA 1926.500)

You need a safety plan to handle these dangers (WAC 296-878-14005)

 

Most of these laws rely on fall prevention training and fall protection equipment. Accidents happen in spite of this and it is good to have a backup that will make sure help comes in the event of a fall.

At 4 feet a person can easily sustain a head injury from a fall. In this situation it is very important that someone checks for a concussion and gets medical help when needed. How will this happen if no one knows that they fell?

FallSafety is a smartphone app that is engineered for residential window cleaners because of their substantial risk above the fall hazard height. In the event of a fall, emergency contacts will be notified about the fall with location information. An emergency contact can also speak with the person working in the field to make sure they are ok.

Falls are a serious danger and are the second leading cause of death in the construction industry. We know that unless workers are securely tied to something at all times, which is impossible, falls are always a risk. Prevention is very important, but to save lives when it fails, response time is the key.

Peace of Mind ★★★★★
“ My husband, who works on roofs everyday, most often alone, uses this app. Knowing that if he falls, I as well as his boss, will be notified, feels almost like he is always working with someone even when he isn’t. This app doesn’t eliminate the risk of falling, but does reduce the amount I worry about him while he is at work. ”

FallSafety Pro is a cost effective way to gain potentially life saving capabilities from the fall monitoring and fall detection system because it uses a smartphone. For $6.99 for the app, the cost of a cup of coffee, the fall monitoring equipment that can cover an individual or scale to a whole organization. The $6.99 a month FallSafety Service is also recommended for individuals and organizations to provide text and voice notifications, automatic check-ins, and other useful features.

This fall detection solution is very easy to use. You can see it in action in one of our tests. If a person does fall, a countdown timer begins. After the countdown timer a fall detected notification can be sent by email, text, and voice message to emergency contacts. If the person that fell is ok then they can send an all-clear message to their emergency contacts as an easy way to let them all know that they are ok.

Fall Safety All Clear Message
FallSafety has been rigorously tested with the “Fall Guy” test dummy. 100s of test falls have been performed to verify fall scenarios including unarrested falls, arrested falls, pendulum falls, and sliding falls. More fall testing information is available on the FallSafety Pro website and by email request.

FallSafety Pro detects falls as long as a wi-fi or cellular internet connection is available. If internet is unavailable the app will display a message indicating there is no data connection.

You can learn more about the app on the FallSafety Pro website or in the App store and Google Play store.