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Pandemics and the Lodging Industry

As of the writing of this article, the Coronavirus pandemic is only a few weeks old, yet it is clear that this event is already having a significant impact on the travel industry. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the virus, now known as COVID-19, a global health emergency, and individual governments have imposed ...
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Insurance Coverage for Losses Stemming from the Coronavirus

The coronavirus has not only sickened tens of thousands of people, killed several hundred, and disrupted life for millions, but has also sharply impacted the second-largest economy in the world. Many Chinese companies have suspended operations, and international companies like Starbucks, Apple, McDonalds, KFC, and Pizza Hut have closed their stores in Wuhan and elsewhere. ...
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How Employers Can Respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (“2019-nCoV” or “coronavirus”) is a respiratory illness that, with its spread to the United States, is raising important issues for employers. This guide explains the outbreak, the legal implications of it, and how employers should be responding now to employees who might have the virus, are caring for affected family members, ...
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7 Steps to Establish a Food Safety Culture

Establishing a food safety culture in your organization is critical to the process from farm to table. Every individual involved in food production, manufacturing, distribution, and consumption has a stake in the safety of food. The financial burden posed by food recalls can be significant. Consumer foodborne illnesses can create reputational and economic issues for ...
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Traveling Can Be Dangerous to Your Health! Maintaining Balance for Business Professionals Who Travel

by in Travel. Posted July 27, 2019
A recent study from Harvard Business Review highlights the impact business travel has on employees’ health and suggests that “…if you have employees who are often between cities, you owe it to them to provide the education, information, tools and resources so they can maintain healthy lifestyles while on the road.” Here are a few stats around business ...
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Avoiding a Foodborne Fiasco

Introduction The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 million people or 1 in 6 Americans experience a foodborne illness every year as a result of consuming contaminated food or drink and roughly 128,000 people in the US are hospitalized due to foodborne illness. There are many different pathogens or disease causing microbes ...
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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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