Health care is delivered everywhere, from a bustling Emergency Department, to one-on-one care in a clinic, to home visits in both urban and rural parts of the country. Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) identified a need to create an automated processes for some of its remote frontline workers to check-in and check-out of work, and notify their manager of safety concerns in real time. With the onset of COVID-19, SHA was also looking to automate a reliable screening process for health care workers to ensure they were safe and ready to report for work.

Looking for a Canadian company with a solution, SHA partnered with SolusGuard, a Saskatchewan based company who is a leader in workforce safety and solutions. As part of the commercialization project SHA tested a suite of workforce safety and lone worker protection solutions that includes a safety alarm (or “panic button”) and features such as employee check-in/out and compliance reporting tools through the SolusGuard app. The safety alarm is discreet, easy to use, effective and reliable and has patent-pending technology that allows it to instruct a smartphone to call 911, effectively addressing safety concerns in real time. 

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Personal Safety Device
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