Occupational health and safety, also known as occupational health management, occupational physical, occupational therapy, or occupational therapist, is a multidisciplinary field concerned specifically with the health, safety, and welfare of workers in the occupation.
Occupational health management addresses many areas of health-related work. It is used to define standards of safe work for all occupations, identify best practice practices for workers, provide tools for monitoring and tracking health and safety risks, design quality improvement programs, evaluate training programs, conduct research studies, provide information and education about occupational health management, and provide services to help individuals understand, protect against, or manage potential occupational health problems.
Occupational health has the goal of preventing diseases and accidents from damaging or hurting the work environment and productivity of workers, their families, and the community. Occupational health management includes prevention of diseases, improving health and safety conditions in the workplace, and restoration of productivity, safety, and orderliness of the workplace. A Occupational Health Wales company such as Insight Occupational Health can help you with putting policies and procedures into place.
The responsibility of occupational health management is to ensure that the work environment is free from health hazards such as unsafe working conditions, heights, repetitive motion, chemical and substance abuse, noise, vibrations, and dust or visual contamination. The safety of the workers must be ensured through the use of appropriate and adequate equipment, procedures, and policies that are necessary to provide a healthy and safe working environment. Every employer is legally bound to provide their workers with a minimum safe working environment. Occupational health management focuses on the promotion of wellness, occupational skills, productivity, safety, and satisfaction of employees.