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Do you have employees that travel for work? If so, make sure they take these five safety precautions

by , 07 January 2014
If your employees travel for work, you're responsible for their health and safety the entire time they're away for work. That's why you should advise them to take the following safety precautions while they're traveling...

There are two different groups of occupational travelers.

They include:

  1. Those who travel for work (for example, business travelers, like CEOs, sales representatives, sportsmen and politicians).
  2. Those who work in travel. These include people who work in transport, for example, pilots and ship crew.

The important thing here is that if your employees travel for work, you have to ensure their safety.

Five safety precautions you must recommend to your traveling employees

The Health & Safety Advisor says you must urge your occupational travelers to do the following:

#1: Use bottled water or water purification techniques (such as boiling water before use) to prevent food and water borne diseases like, Hepatitis A, Polio, typhoid fever and cholera.

#2: Avoid sexual contact with locals and sex workers to prevent sexually transmitted diseases like Hepatitis B and HIV.

#3: Use insect repellant sprays or lotion, mosquito nets and coils to prevent insect bites as these can cause tick bite fever and malaria.

#4: Be cautious in traffic and obey the destinations' road regulations to prevent motor vehicle accidents which can result in fractures, lacerations and other serious injuries.

#5: Assess the workplace risks and use personal protective equipment to prevent work-related accidents like slips, trips and falls.

Advising your employees to take these safety precautions will go a long way in ensuring they're safe while traveling for work purposes. In addition, follow these methods to help protect and prepare occupational travellers in your workplace.

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