TOWARDS A HEALTHY NATION AND HEALTHY WORKERS THROUGH PROMOTION OF HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT AND WORKPLACE IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE BASIC OF HEALTH FOR ALL.
TO PROMOTE HEALTHY AND QUALITY OF LIFE BY PREVENTING AND CONTROLLING DISEASES, INJURIES AND DISABILITIES RELATED TO THE INTERACTION BETWEEN PEOPLE AND THEIR WORKING ENVIRONMENT.
Occupational health is a specialist branch of medicine that focuses on the physical and mental wellbeing of employees in the workplace.
The aim of occupational health is to prevent work-related illness and injury by:
encouraging safe working practices;
ergonomics (studying how you work and how you could work better);
monitoring the health of the workforce;
supporting the management of sickness absence.
Occupational health provision will depend on the size of your organisation. It can be provided by a nurse with occupational health training and a part-time doctor, or through a range of specialists, including:
specialist occupational health nurses and doctors.
Many small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) do not have the size of workforce, or sufficient money, to sustain a dedicated occupational health service. For these reason, many SMEs use external occupational health providers as and when they need it to support their staff and carry out medicals and other occupational health assessments.
If you think you need occupational health services, you should always speak to your employer in the first instance to understand what services are available and how you can access them. Guidance on work-related health issues can be sought from Fit for Work .
The best way to avoid these costs is by avoiding an injury. Follow these 10 tips to prevent an injury and protect your workforce.