The City of Toronto Homemakers and Nursing Services is the first site in Ontario to pilot the iGuard system, an occupational safety system for community workers. The city has a diverse mix of clients with mental health and addictions issues that make community workers doing home visits alone especially vulnerable. With the iGuard system, workers use a swipe card that monitors their location. An alert is triggered when they have not reported in for a period of time. Staff can also trigger an alert in an emergency. The organization provides safety education for staff in collaboration with the Toronto Police Service.

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