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Printing Instructions | Text Version
Title: 1904.5 - Travel Status
Type: Text Slide
When employees are traveling, an injury or illness that occurs while the employee is engaged in work activities for the employer is considered work-related.
Travel to and from customer contacts and entertaining or being entertained at the direction of the employer are work-related. For example, if an employee falls in the airport while on a business trip, the case is work-related.
When an employee checks into a hotel or motel, he/she establishes a "home away from home." While they’re in that “home away from home” status, cases that occur are not work-related. For example, if an employee slips in the hotel shower and is injured, the case is not work-related.
Likewise, if the employee takes a side trip while in transit for a vacation, to go sightseeing or shopping, etc., and is injured, the case is not work-related.