A student missing after a catastrophic earthquake, a bus carrying students is involved in a fatal accident in an area with no cellphone connectivity, or a terrorist attack closes a major international airport – each of these realistic scenarios can quickly turn an exciting study abroad program into a personal and organizational crisis.
Public health officials and policy makers have recently learned lessons regarding high-profile health events of international concern. SARS revealed that disease may be more easily transportable with global travel.
With 55 plants and nine corporate campuses, as well as parts stores, customer service and sales centers, warehouses and distribution centers around the world, the global security department at Ingersoll Rand has quite a few different environments to deal with, says Director of Global Security Rick Kelly.
Good old fashioned cycling is enjoying something of a renaissance at present, with people across the world taking to the pedals in search of cheap, environmentally friendly travel. In the UK, few groups have embraced the revolution as whole heartedly as commuters.