Iraq: An Update on the Security Situation

Helping Travelers in Hot Spots

As the travel security environment in the Northern Provinces of Federal Iraq continues to deteriorate, experts are closely monitoring the situation on the ground and working proactively to track and support organisations with operations in the region. Read full blog post »

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Where are the Danger Zones? Besides Libya, That Is…

The recent violent demonstrations against American diplomatic facilities throughout the Muslim world, coupled with the attack on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya showcases one of hundreds of security threats that your globe-trotting employees may be facing – political uprising. For sound reasons, the news coverage on Libya has been extensive, especially in the United States. But for those of us charged with keeping our “own” safe, it begs many questions: What affect did this attack have on your employees or operations? Was this threat even on your radar screen? REGISTER HERE. Read full blog post »

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Duty of Care: Global Benchmarking Study

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The definition of workplace is constantly evolving as globalization continues. So too has the understanding of duty of care. To find out just how much, International SOS undertook a comprehensive benchmarking study – the first of its kind – to measure best practices that organizations have in place, as well as duty of care habits. Read full blog post »

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Duty of Care in Action: Managing the Loss of an Employee Overseas

Repatriation of Mortal Remains

Employee fatalities can have catastrophic implications for families and organizations, and a webinar recently provided an insightful overview of the complex repatriation of mortal remains process. It also covered ways to plan for these difficult events. Read full blog post »

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Talk Turns to Duty of Care at ASIS

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Duty of Care is catching on in the world of security, and that was clearly evident during the 57th annual ASIS International 2011 Exhibits and Seminars held last week in Orlando, Fla. Thousands of security professionals from around the globe took part in nearly a week of educational sessions at the Orange County Convention Center and had a look at the newest and most technologically advanced ways to keep their businesses – and their travelers – safe. Read full blog post »

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Helping Travelers in Hot Spots

Helping Travelers in Hot Spots

On Friday March 11 people around the world awoke to the news that a massive 8.9 earthquake had taken place off the eastern coastline of Japan, unleashing a massive tsunami and causing buildings to shake as far away as Tokyo, hundreds of miles from the earthquake’s epicenter. Many of those grappling with this news were employers with employees and their family members traveling to, or living in, cities across Japan. Read full blog post »

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High-Tech Leaders Talk Duty of Care

High-Tech Leaders Talk D.O.C.

Senior security leaders from the high tech industry participated in Duty of Care in Action: A Panel Discussion With High-Tech Industry Leaders where they spoke about their experiences implementing Duty of Care. Both Michael Clements, Director of Global Protective Services at Hitachi Data Systems and Bob Falconi, Director of Corporate Security and Safety at Symantec Corporation oversee security for global workforces that travel regularly to high risk areas, so when it comes to Duty of Care, they both have true field experience and stories to tell. Read full blog post »

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