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Safety Tips for Business Travellers

If you travel for work, you know that the experience can be exciting, hectic and sometimes dangerous. With schedules jam-packed with meetings and barely enough time to eat, business travellers tend to prioritise fulfilling their work obligations over ensuring their safety. But neglecting your basic safety—especially while travelling for work in an unfamiliar city—can be perilous. Next time you are travelling for work, follow these simple tips to ensure your trip is both successful and safe:

  • Only use licensed taxis. Using an unlicensed taxi driver can force you to pay an exorbitant rate and threatens your safety. Only hail taxis from legitimate taxi ranks.
  • Guard your mobile and keep it charged. In an unfamiliar city, your smartphone is your lifeblood. Keep it charged and operational to ensure you can access the Internet and contact emergency services.

Protect Yourself from Workplace Concussions

The topic of concussions in sport has received significant attention recently. However, concussions can occur just about anywhere, including the workplace. According to the latest figures, an estimated 1.4 million people suffer from head injuries each year, most of which are classified as concussions.

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Symptoms of a concussion include the onset of one or more of the following: loss of consciousness, headache, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, seeing stars or lights, blurred or double vision, slurred speech, trouble balancing, sensitivity to light or noise, and difficulty concentrating.

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Ben Sisson
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