The CDC is working to address travel concerns for US Workers traveling abroad. When workers travel internationally for their job they are presented with a unique set of circumstances that can affect their safety and health. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released the Small Business International Travel Resource that provides valuable information and tools for both employers and employees to address these travel concerns.
International work locations present unknown challenges and risks, especially for small businesses with fewer than 50 employees. The new travel resource was designed to help the small business owner and their employees anticipate and plan for safe and healthy travel abroad, and is organized in three stages: pre-travel, on-travel, and post-travel.
“Because many small businesses lack human resource staff to plan international work travel needs, the responsibility often falls on owners and managers,” said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D. “This new international travel resource provides the necessary tools to anticipate and plan for safe and healthy travel abroad.”