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While most trips will be enjoyable and uneventful, it is a good idea to do some research and be prepared before you leave home. One good place to start your research is with government agencies that report safety, security, and health issues related to travel in a foreign country. In Canada, this and other useful travel information can be found at:
Here are some travel tips.
In most cases, yes when the travel is for business purposes. This responsibility usually relates to the employer’s general duty to take every reasonable precaution for the protection of workers. Attending training or conferences would also be considered business purposes. In general, a person would be considered “working” when driving or flying, staying at a hotel, or eating at a restaurant. Exceptions may be when there is a personal errand, or if the employee goes to an event that is not related to work activities. Always confirm duties and requirements your local jurisdiction.
Most business travellers do not expect trouble while away, especially when they are travelling in their own country. However, incidents can occur whether you are in your home country or if you are travelling abroad. As with other aspects of safety, being prepared and aware of potential risks are the key to a safe trip in your home country or elsewhere in the world.
Things to do:
Things to avoid:
When checking in, do:
Other tips include:
If you are attacked:
If you are robbed (in person):
If your room is robbed while you are out, touch as little as possible. Call hotel security or the police immediately.
DO NOT be a hero. Go along with the demands of the person. Give him or her all the cash and merchandise he or she wants.
DO NOT stare or fix your gaze too long on the robber.
DO NOT resist by fighting or pulling a weapon. DO NOT jeopardize your own safety or that of other employees or members of the public.
DO NOT delay or argue. Cooperate fully with the robber.
DO NOT attempt to apprehend, impede or chase the robber.
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Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy, currency and completeness of the information, CCOHS does not guarantee, warrant, represent or undertake that the information provided is correct, accurate or current. CCOHS is not liable for any loss, claim, or demand arising directly or indirectly from any use or reliance upon the information.