Occupational health is a field of medical science dealing specifically with work-related injuries and illness. Occupational health regulations mainly deal with the prevention and treatment of work-related illnesses and diseases caused by workplace-related activities. The main objective of occupational health is to reduce the risks of disease and injury to workers from the numerous hazards present in work areas. OHD also takes care of workers’ compensation claims, ensuring that workers are not discriminated against for compensation reasons, and are able to make their workplaces safe for them to work in. The importance of OHD lies in making the working conditions of employers and employees safer for everyone. A good Occupational Health Wales company such as Insight Occupational Health will be able to help you with all aspects of occupational health in your workplace.
As per the British Surveys of Income and Wealth (BISW), it has been found that most of the people living in the United Kingdom (UK) do not have a good workplace or healthy work environment. This is because of several factors like overcrowded work spaces, lack of proper ventilation and other factors that can cause discomfort to the workers and increase the risks of sickness and injury. According to the UK law and policy, Occupational Health is a major public health issue for all UK citizens. Therefore, all the workers must be well-equipped with all the necessary equipment and healthy diets to lead healthy lives.
Occupational Health involves all the aspects of a worker’s health from his physical, mental, emotional, social, and economic aspects. It also takes care of the interests of the employee, and the welfare of the employee, and promotes the quality and safety of work in the workplace environment. It aims at providing a workplace and working conditions that provide a high standard of living for all the workers, their families, and the employers. OHD also takes care of the risks posed by diseases that are caused by various environmental and work-related hazards, including exposure to harmful substances such as toxic fumes, poisonous gasses, etc.