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In-flight Emergency: Cabin Depressurization

Several high-profile incidents have highlighted the issue of cabin depressurization on airliners. While some cabin pressure incidents can cause serious injuries or even fatalities, most pose little threat to passengers. Basic precautionary steps can help protect travelers in the event of an emergency. Cabin Pressurization-related Incidents Cabin pressurization incidents occur on a regular basis around ...
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Disease Threats: How to Secure the Corporate Workplace

A proactive approach to local and international disease threats is an essential and often overlooked safeguard to business productivity and duty of care. Human capital is arguably worth more to a business than tangible assets, because it is often the key competitive advantage that distinguishes a business in the marketplace. Infectious diseases are a constant ...
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Flu Season: Is Your Workplace Prepared?

Influenza (or flu) season has begun in the Northern Hemisphere, where flu activity will continue to increase in the coming months. Even though the flu is a highly contagious and can cause potentially serious disease, many employers do not recognize it as a significant threat and likely suffer losses to their bottom line as a ...
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Legal Perspective on the Health, Safety & Security Responsibilities for US Mobile Workforce

Fisher & Phillips LLP attorneys are not only well equipped to assist employers in developing or updating safety and health management programs for employees working domestically, but can also assist employers who are sending employees to work abroad –something that is becoming the norm rather than the exception for United States employers. Often times, employers ...
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Pre-Travel Health Planning Can Help You Avoid Common Issues

Pre-travel health planning is paramount. Travelers can face a variety of health-related threats while traveling abroad from infectious diseases and injury to exacerbating pre-existing medical conditions. Fortunately, many of these issues can be mitigated and even prevented prior to departure. Let’s take a look at some basic and proactive pre-travel health measures you should consider ...
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UPDATE: The Zika Virus Spreads and Suspicions Rise

Zika virus disease in the United States, 2015–2016Source: Centers for Disease Control and PreventionMap Last Updated February 10, 2016 On Thursday, February 11, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced that at least three people had died due to complications related to the mosquito-borne Zika virus. These are the first Zika-related deaths in the South American country. Maduro ...
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Zika Virus Increases Concerns About Employee Safety

By JULIE CRESWELL and DAVID SEGAL Early in her pregnancy, Whitney Peak traveled to Rio de Janeiro for her job with Leblon Cachaça, a liquor company based in Brazil. That was in October, before much was known about Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through South America and that scientists say may be linked ...
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To Fight the Zika Pandemic, Learn from Ebola

This week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency. Though not yet confirmed, Zika is suspected of causing microcephaly — babies born with small heads and abnormal brain development — and paralysis in adults. The virus is“spreading explosively” throughout South and Central America with cases confirmed in more than 20 countries. The ...
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