Occupational Health

Posted in : HR Updates on 19 April 2010
Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services
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1. Introduction

Occupational health is an area that sits somewhat between Health and Safety and HR management. Implementing an occupational health service in an organisation can reap tangible benefits for the organisation itself, its employees and in a greater sense the national economy.

2. What is Occupational Health?

The term occupational health relates to:

  • the effects of work on health and the prevention of occupational disease
  • the effects of health on work - assessing the fitness of the job to the worker, not just the fitness of the worker for the job
  • rehabilitation and return to work after illness, injury or other absence
  • assisting the disabled to access work, stay

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This article is correct at 06/08/2015

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Helen O'Brien
Personnel and Training Services

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