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    Does anyone know where I can get my hands on a good training video regarding travel security?
    Last edited by mdb; 11-07-2005, 03:24 PM.

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    not sure about a video, but

    couple links to companies advising on travel security (i can't endorse these, nor have i used them, but some you might want to look into -- they may have private training video for sale for all I know).

    Discover security risk management & integrated risk management services & technologies offered to organizations worldwide by Crisis24, a GardaWorld company.

    Good luck,
    Geoff Kohl, editor


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      With every security plan there should be a Travel Security Appendix or Annex. Because of its length, it will be transmitted in sections. Hope you find it useful.
      Enjoy the day,
      k. Travel Security? Dated? Date if last update? Does it contain, as a minimum, the following? (Has management accepted its responsibility to provide adequate safety and security to employees traveling on its behalf?

      (1) Does security management use the Department of State?s Overseas Security Advisory Council electronic bulletin board ( concerning foreign safety and security issues to include airport security? Before a travel outside the US, does management provide?

      (a) Consulting a travel medicine professional well before departure?

      (b) Placing the international certificate of vaccination with the employee passport?

      (c) Determining medical and dental health is stable?

      (d) Insuring employee knows their medications and medical history?

      (e) Insuring appropriate medications including antibiotics for traveler?s diarrhea and other infections suspected are properly labeled packed in carry-on luggage?

      (f) Insuring employee carries extra pairs of prescription glasses and/or contact lenses?

      (g) Assist employee in reviewing medical insurance to insure coverage abroad?

      (h) Provide employee with a personal first-aid kit?

      (i) Provide or strongly recommend packing appropriate nutritional bars?

      NOTE: *The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued its first safety and health bulletin advising business travelers of health risks abroad.

      The bulletin lists precautions to take when visiting developing countries, as well as warnings for those traveling to other destinations. Travelers can access these on OSHA?s Web site by visiting and selecting ?Safety and Health During International Travel? in ?2002? column.

      According to the US Department of Commerce, there has been a significant increase in recent years in the number of US residents visiting countries where they are at risk for contracting infectious diseases. In 1998, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 59% of such travelers had not taken any preventive medication, and 13% had not been prescribed a drug not recommended for the area to which they were traveling.

      To combat the failure of travelers to receive preventive medication?resulting in unnecessary illness, medical expense and the potential spread of contagious diseases within travelers? local communities?OSHA refers readers to two other sources: Health Information for International Travel,; and the US Department of State?s Web site,[email protected]) Check for holes in the wall especially across from the bathroom or bed. A hole may provide a view from another room. If this is the case, the traveler should request another room and advise hotel/motel security of their observations.

      6 Are travelers reminded to look under a vehicle as they approach it to insure would be assailants are not hiding under the vehicle? If not, explain why not?

      (b) When travelers frequently visit the same city or location, are they always lodged in the same hotel or motel? Why? Is security management aware of such arrangements? If not, explain why not?

      (c) If travelers are always lodged in the same hotel or motel, are they booked into the same rooms? Why? Suspicion should be raised that audio and visual surveillance could be conducted.

      (d) Are prostitutes or escort service personnel known to frequent the hotel or motel? Is security management aware of such involvement? If so, are there any counterintelligence or blackmail implications? Any documented?

      (e) Are there documented industrial espionage incidents or cases stemming from liaisons in the hotel or motel? Both male and female prostitutes have been known to use nipple rouge containing an anesthetic, drugging the unsuspecting traveler. Security management should not underestimate the Sexpionage or sputnik threats!

      (3) Are employees encouraged to carry only traveler?s checks? Does the corporation pay service charges?


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          to consider these comments as real threats.
          Check to make sure you
          bring a boarding pass, ticket, or ticket confirmation, such as a printed itinerary and a government-issued photo ID. Children under the age of 18 do not require an ID.
          bring evidence verifying you have a medical implant or other device if it is likely to set off the alarm on the metal detector, bring evidence verifying this condition. Although this is not a requirement, it may help to expedite the screening process.
          Have removed prohibited items such as pocketknives, scissors and tool from your carry-on baggage.
          Be Prepared ? Dress the Part
          Be aware that any metal detected at the checkpoint must be identified. If you set off the alarm, you will be required to undergo secondary screening, including a hand-held metal detector and a pat-down inspection
          You can remove metal items at the security checkpoint and place them in the bins provided. The bins will be sent through the X-ray machine. You can save time; however, by not wearing metal items or by placing such items in your carry-on baggage before you get in line.
          TIP: Avoid wearing clothing, jewelry, or other accessories that contain metal when traveling.
          Jewelry (pins, necklaces, bracelets, rings, watches, earrings, body piercing, cuff links, lanyard or bolo tie).
          Shoes with steel tips (safety shoes), heels, shanks, buckles or nails.
          Clothing with metal buttons, snaps or studs.
          Metal hair barrettes or other hair decoration
          Belt buckles.
          Under-wire brassieres.

          Hidden items such as body piercing may result in a pat-down inspection. They may asked to remove your body piercing in private as an alternative to the pat-down search.

          TIP: Avoid placing metal items in your pockets.

          Keys, loose change and lighters.
          Mobile phones, pagers and personal digital assistants (PDAs).

          TIP: Instead, place jewelry and other metal items in your carry-on baggage until you clear security.

          TIP: Pack your outer coat or jacket in your baggage when possible.

          Outer coats including trench coats, ski jackets, leather jackets, overcoats and parkas must go through the X-ray machine for inspection. If you choose to wear an outer coat to the checkpoint, you will need to either place it in your carry-on or put it in the bin that is provided for you. You will not need to remove suit jackets or blazers unless requested by the screener.
          In an effort to try and better educate the air traveler and expedite the travel experience, the FAA has created a list of security tips for air travelers. It includes such items as what you cannot bring in carry-on luggage, as well as tips on checking in.


          Prohibited items are weapons, explosives, and incendiaries and include items that are seemingly harmless but may be used as weapons?the so-called ?dual use? items. You may not bring these items to security checkpoints without authorization.

          If you bring a prohibited item to the checkpoint, you may be criminally and/or civilly prosecuted or, at the least, asked to rid yourself of the item. A screener and/or Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) will make this determination, depending on what the item is and the circumstances. This is because bringing a prohibited item to a security checkpoint?even accidentally?is illegal.

          For updates and for more information, visit TSA?s website at or call the Consumer Response Center toll-tree at 1-866-289-9673 or email [email protected]

          (22) Does security management brief employees concerning telephone credit card scams such as shoulder surfing or simulated dial tones when using pay phones? Employees should be instructed to use, whenever possible phones with swipe readers to defeat or otherwise mitigate


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