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|Occupational Health by deslogenergyltd: 10:34am On Mar 21, 2019|
Deslog Energy Services Limited as a safety organization, occupational health is one of our top priorities which is found under the professional course Health Safety and Environment (HSE).
According to Statistics, to the best available estimates 100 million workers are injured and 200 000 die each year in occupational accidents and 68-157 million new cases of occupational disease arc attributed to hazardous exposures or workloads. Such high numbers of severe health outcomes contribute to one of the most important impacts on the health of the world’s population. Occupational injuries and diseases play an even more important role in developing countries where 70% of the working population of the world lives. By affecting the health of the working population, occupational injuries and diseases have profound effects on work productivity and on the economic and social well-being of workers, their families and dependents. According to recent estimates, the cost of work-related health loss and associated productivity loss may amount to several per cent of the total gross national product of the countries of the world. (WHO)
Health according to WHO “Is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
What is Occupational Health?
Occupational health refers to the identification and control of the risks arising from physical, chemical, and other workplace hazards in order to establish and maintain a safe and healthy working environment. These hazards may include chemical agents and solvents, heavy metals such as lead and mercury, physical agents such as loud noise or vibration, and physical hazards such as electricity or dangerous machinery. (NHIS)
Occupational health is a part of Health Safety and Evironment Programs 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.
Why Occupational Health?
Proper attention to workers' health and safety has extensive benefits:
• healthy workers are productive and raise healthy families; thus healthy workers are a key strategy.
• safe workplaces contribute to sustainable development, which is the key to poverty reduction;
• the processes of protecting workers, surrounding communities and the environment for future generations have important common elements, such as pollution control and exposure reduction;
• much pollution and many environmental exposures that are hazardous to health arise from industrial processes, that may be influenced by occupational health and safety programmes;
• occupational health can contribute to improving the employability of workers, through workplace (re)design, maintenance of a healthy work environment, training and retraining, assessment of work demands, medical diagnosis, health screening and assessment of functional capacities;
• occupational health is fundamental to public health, for it is increasingly clear that major diseases need workplace programmes as part of the disease control strategy.
For More on Occupational Health, have a view on our Health Safety and Environment Professional Course and Training.
|Re: Occupational Health by emmanuilteleshe(m): 5:13pm On Feb 23|
In fact, this is an important topic, not all friends from my environment know about it.
|Re: Occupational Health by Slayerino: 5:14pm On Feb 23|
There are so many injuries, most of them are on the construction sites...
|Re: Occupational Health by AlRoss0908: 2:05pm On Feb 24|
Injuries might take place not only on a construction site but at any workplace. Unfortunately, not everyone realizes that the employer is responsible for providing a safe environment for his employees. My uncle works at a logistics company. Once he fell and hit his head of railway road. He was seriously injured, but he got lucky. His colleagues called an ambulance for him, and later his boss sent him to a local occupational health clinic. Everything is okay now with him, and he feels fine. He got really lucky that his boss sent him to that clinic because there is no trace of the injury.
|Re: Occupational Health by JaneGrath: 11:27am On Mar 01|
Thank you for sharing this! I had no idea that the employer is responsible for any injures that took place at a work place.
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