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8/12/2019 OSAC Analysis

Hong Kong has experienced over two months of protests - the largest protests the city has ever had. Groups sometimes as large as a million people have gathered to protests against what they feel is China's infringement o...

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7/30/2019 OSAC Analysis

OSAC looks at how crime, terrorism, and natural disasters might affect your work or study abroad experience in South Africa in this short piece meant for easy briefing for inexperienced or young travelers.

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7/26/2019 OSAC Analysis

Death and injuries resulting from traffic accidents constitute the largest risk to travelers overseas, surpassing even crime, civil unrest, and terrorism. This report serves to inform private-sector security managers of...

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7/22/2019 OSAC Analysis

With public Wi-Fi use an inevitable reality, it is important for users to maximize their personal security while accessing unsecured networks.

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6/27/2019 OSAC Analysis

Indirect fire, rockets, and mortars from surrounding actors have enough range to reach most major Israel cities. Israel employs an air raid siren system that activates in the event of rocket fire, but sirens don’t always...

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6/21/2019 OSAC Analysis

Travelers must take extra precautions when considering adventure tourism, and private-sector employers should ensure they communicate with their travelers any organizational expectations of communication, self-protection...

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5/20/2019 OSAC Analysis

Like many other governments around the world, the U.S. Government issues safety and security-related travel information for its citizens living in or traveling to foreign countries. Often, though, OSAC finds that constit...

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2/28/2019 OSAC Analysis

According to the International Life Saving Federation (ILSF), 1.2 million people die by drowning every year – more than two drownings per minute. U.S. Department of State data indicates that 135 Americans drowned abroad...

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2/15/2019 OSAC Analysis

When preparing an employee for international travel or an overseas assignment, a number of safety preparations must be undertaken. The employee will likely receive a briefing on the crime situation, the level of politica...

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2/15/2019 OSAC Analysis

Automated teller machines (ATMs) are commonly the first stop a traveler must make after arriving at an overseas destination, dispensing the local currency necessary for taxis, restaurants, and other business transactions...

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