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NIOSH releases international travel planner for small businesses

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Washington — NIOSH has unveiled a new resource intended to help small-business owners ensure the health and safety of employees who travel internationally.

The 36-page travel planner includes checklists for each stage of a trip in three important areas: job, location and personal. Each checklist has questions to help identify risks, considerations and actions that need to be addressed before, during and after an employee’s trip.

The pre-travel checklist comprises 30 questions that address preparing for weather, language differences, health concerns, local travel and the potential for natural disasters, among others.

NIOSH recommends employees review their travel plan upon arriving at their destination and “continue to check it as conditions change, or every two to four weeks.”

 

The guide also contains numerous documents to help assess or record information during each planning stage, including an employer task timeline, a travel health assessment, a location health and safety plan, a packing list, a contact and emergency information form, an incident report, and a post-travel report.

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