A group led by International SOS has created a global framework that aims to help employers protect staff who are assigned to foreign locations.
The collaborative effort provides recommendations for implementing business travel policies to identify hazards and minimize potential risks to mobile employees, International SOS said Sept. 26.
Janet Asherson, International Organisation for Employers adviser for environment, safety and health, said “the goal is to help organisations achieve sustainable improvements in their occupational safety, health and security outcomes.”
“To do this, the document outlines practical measures that the organisation can take before, during and after its workers travel abroad, to be able to respond to incidents as rapidly and effectively as possible,” she added.
The framework is intended to let companies add new travel safety, health and security policy to its existing policy structure.