Workplace safety may not be something a lot of office workers pay much attention to, but there are plenty of jobs that require a keen awareness of safety guidelines. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency that works to ensure safety and health legislation is enforced among U.S. workplaces. More
Alison Foumier, a New York business woman is suing Starwood Hotels and Resorts for handing out her room key to a man pretending to be her husband. In a terrifying account that will have solo travelers across the country triple-checking their deadbolts and additional latches, this drunken pervert used the key to enter Ms. Foumier’s room and proceed to grope her as she slept. Is there anyone whose skin hasn’t crawled into an uncomfortable, scrunched position? Thought not.
The peeping tom who mad a nude video of ESPN Anchor Erin Andrews by peering into her hotel room. Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s unwanted advances on the chamber maid. Airport security “pat downs” and Lara Logan’s sexual assault while reporting on Egypt. Now, yes, these are worst case scenarios but working women are just beginning to realize how potentially dangerous business travel can be, if they haven’t already experienced it first hand. More
According to a new study from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, women business travelers view safety as their number one concern when they stay in a hotel. The study was conducted by Professor Judi Brownell as she felt it was an important time to look at the needs of businesswomen as so many more are traveling these days. The professor even concluded in the study that the future of the business travel segment will probably be filled with a lot more of super female business travelers like Vera Farmiga’s character from Up in the Air than George Clooney’s. Hopefully, they won’t be as mean to Clooney as they were in that movie though. I mean, it’s George Clooney! More