Scouting the danger online (Web sight)

Protecting employees sent to work far from home
By Ann Macaulay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/20/2007

The list of dangerous hot spots around the world is long. Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Sudan, Chad and Lebanon are just a few of the countries where employees can encounter myriad problems including disease, a higher incidence of crime, civil unrest and war. In addition to offering danger pay incentives, there are steps an employer can take when sending an employee to a dangerous destination, such as implementing a disaster management program or offering a 24-hour crisis hotline.

Working in a war zone