i work for a manufacturing company. there is no heavy equipment (i.e. forklifts) but we do have chemicals and small equipment (soldering tools). I have been tasked to determine whether we should continue to allow employees to work alone (on weekends, before or after regular business hours). Are there laws surrounding working alone? Are there any policies out there which might serve as a good starting point?
I have looked online and it appears as though Canada and the UK have laws and guidelines but have not found anything from the US - including OSHA