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Occupational Health in Russia
For organisations, Russia can pose various challenges when trying to comply with their health and safety regulations. Organisations have a moral and legal responsibility to provide Duty of Care to their employees and understanding the Occupational Health standards in the country is the first step.
End Malaria for Good: Supporting World Malaria Day in the call for high-level commitment to the vision of a world free of malaria. We are raising awareness through global health promotion activities in local communities, remote locations, our offices and clinics.
TB is a serious condition that is contagious and spreads through the air – it can be found in every part of the world. However, TB can be prevented and cured with proper treatment. In fact, early diagnosis and treatment is crucial.
Water: Is it safe to drink?
People are travelling more often and more widely than ever before, both for work and for pleasure. This means they are often faced with environments that they are unfamiliar with, including having access to safe water. Diarrhoeal diseases, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio can all be transmitted via contaminated water.
It is a fact that a person could go days without food and hours without water, but would last only a few minutes without air. Air is pivotal to us, but what happens to your employees in countries where there is hazardous air pollution? Can it stop your people from achieving your business objectives?
The term “Cardiovascular disease” covers a multitude of illnesses. Coronary artery disease is common; if left untreated, it could lead to a heart attack.
Tsunamis, floods and forest fires happen all too often, as do earthquakes, hurricanes and other extreme weather events. Global organisations consider their business travellers and expatriates are at medium risk of hurricanes, typhoons and tsunamis whilst on assignment. 52% of large organisations report dealing with occurrences of these threats over a three-year period.
Peer-to-peer sharing of goods and services, including transport and accommodation facilitated through companies such as Uber and Airbnb, has transformed leisure travel in unprecedented ways. However, using these services for business-related travel creates new risk challenges for employers that need to be managed and mitigated.