Risky Roads: Mapping Traveler Safety

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Around the world, 3,300 preventable road deaths occur every day, according to the “Global Status Report on Road Safety ,” which was released last year by the World Health Organization. That comes to more than one million deaths a year.

A complimentary webinar on July 15 will look at what organizations can do to help manage these risks and build a road safety culture within their organization. Register here.
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Duty of Care a Focus at ASIS Next Week

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Expatriate or Business Travel; Travel Preparations; Personal Logistical Information; Man-Made or Natural disaster; Corporate vs Client Managed Response Plans; Business Continuity; and Data Protection are only some of the corporate concerns and responsibilities present when preparing employees to travel. I’ll explore these issues further at ASIS in Philadelphia during the session, “Duty of Care: What’s the Security Director’s Role?” on Tuesday, September 11, 1:45 – 3 p.m. Read full blog post »

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Are Your Travelers and Expatriates In Danger Now In Egypt?

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A little over a year ago, I was on the ground in Cairo helping our members evacuate from Egypt. Today, my colleagues are on the ground in Egypt and many of you are finding yourselves behind closed doors in the position of looking at the situation again there and strategizing next steps.
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Travel to Mexico: Real vs. Perceived Threats

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Participants in the International SOS Duty of Care and Travel Risk Management Global Benchmarking Study ranked Mexico as the most dangerous place to do business, above countries like Iraq, Nigeria and even Afghanistan. That begs the question about risk perception vs. reality about a country that, for the most part and in the majority of its territory, offers a benign business traveler environment. Read full blog post »

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RIMS Wrap-up: Duty of Care and Risk Management

The 2012 Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) conference just wrapped up in Philadelphia yesterday. Duty of Care was on the minds of many, including Joan Vincenz, managing director – workers compensation, at United Airlines. She agreed that Duty of Care has been constantly evolving and is top of mind for many organizations. “When employees are in our realm we are morally – and often legally- responsible to get them the care they need,” Joan said. “We provide them with the right resources to get the care they need.” Read full blog post »

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Study Finds Risk Management Priorities Differ by Industry: Why a One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Duty of Care Doesn’t Work

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No two companies or organizations are exactly alike – each faces unique challenges, especially when it comes to supporting employees who work abroad. These differences necessitate a customized approach to risk management. Read full blog post »

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Will The Arab Spring Turn Into The Arab Winter?

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When Egypt erupted in the spring, I was on-the-ground assisting clients. All this week, I fielded many calls for advice and assistance as the situation is beginning to escalate once again with Egyptian elections coming up on Monday. Preparation is key for organizations today that have expats, business travelers and others in the region. To help ensure you’re prepared, we’re hosting complimentary webinars Monday, Nov. 28 and Tuesday, Nov. 29. 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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