Understand and manage the medical risks where companies operate
A site medical risk assessment and local medical emergency response plans are recommended for high medical risk work locations and populations.
Opening a new operation or service site or expanding an existing one requires a clear understanding of the health risks inherent at that location and within the community. This is particularly true in emerging markets or remote site locations.
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The larger the workforce outside the US, the greater the extent that the company conducts risk assessments.
While the majority of companies describe having workplaces in underserviced locations, less than half perform some form of site health risk assessment. The majority of companies state they consider the health risks before sending personnel overseas but few have a standard risk rating tool. Medical response plans are common, and integration with security is a standard as well. The Council strongly recommends that all high-risk workplaces receive an appropriate site health/security risk assessment, a Medical Emergency Response Plan and the ability for management to rate the relative risk of their global locations.