Travelers – particularly those on urgent business – may not have the recommended four to six weeks prior to departure to consult with a travel medicine provider for the best preventative measures.
…we also need to plan for situations that are on a smaller-scale, and may only impact a single attendee. This is where planning for attendee health issues, illness and accidents comes in.
Since infectious diseases are a constant threat to the bottom line of every business, it is imperative that businesses monitor local and international disease threats, and adopt proactive healthcare measures.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 percent of international travelers become ill during their trips to developing countries; some of these illnesses are preventable.
Where federal OSHA fell short, the State of California has picked up the slack, with Cal-OSHA recently finalizing a safety standard regarding Housekeeping Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention.
Employers can mitigate losses by implementing measures that will help prevent the spread of the influenza virus within the workplace.
The bottom line is that employers need to be familiar with and sufficiently address the issues facing their workers who travel and/or perform work abroad.
Travelers can face a variety of health-related threats while traveling abroad from infectious diseases and injury to exacerbating pre-existing medical conditions.
The term “natural” in the food and beverage industry has long been an effective selling point as U.S. consumers look to live healthier lifestyles.
Jet lag not only impacts individual travelers but can also affect a company’s bottom line.