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Travel Guide - A Guide to Health and Safety for the Oil and Gas Professional

The dispersed nature of the multinational facilities of the oil and gas industry leads to extensive international and transoceanic travel at all organisational levels. It has been estimated that some employees travel as much as—and possibly more than—their peers in any other single segment of industry. This booklet gives some simple travel health guidance notes that can either be used and distributed to employees ‘as is’, or adapted for use as part of an ‘in-house’ health management programme.

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Frequent business travel is time-consuming, tiring, stressful and fraught with potential medical and health pitfalls.While all travel can be stressful, business travel can be especially so: it can involve multiple flights over many time zones, changes in food, culture and host environment, not to mention separation from a family support structure coupled with the need to achieve certain tasks within specified timescales. Quite apart from the potential risks to employee health and safety, travel-related ill health costs our industry millions of dollars in lost time every year.

Following the simple guidance given in this document will help with forward planning for travel and, specifically, will help you to effectively manage the potential for health complications, be more relaxed and productive while you are away, and acclimatize better and faster on your return.