International SOS Foundation and Fisher Phillips, Publish White Paper on Legal Duty of Care Framework in the US
The International SOS Foundation and Fisher Phillips, in partnership with the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), have published a white paper advising United States organizations of the "Legal Perspective on the Health, Safety & Security Responsibilities for a Mobile Workforce."
The White Paper provides extensive insight and knowledge on the following:
- Evolving legal structure that governs US organizations and their responsibility to their mobile workforce on short or long term assignments overseas.
- Practical Travel Risk Mitigation Checklist self-assessment tool for health and travel risk security processes.
- Training and assessment measures.
"We are in an era where new business markets are growing rapidly and international business travel has increased exponentially," says Lauren Cell, an attorney with Fisher Philips. "While this increase is certainly welcome, it brings with it the challenge of managing and maintaining the health, safety and security of employees traveling or working abroad – otherwise known as an employer's Duty of Care."
Cell continues: "Perhaps most importantly, the paper outlines the best practices all employers – large, medium, and small – should take in developing a strong and effective travel risk management plan."
Download a copy of the White Paper below.