Occupational Health Services Can Add To The Bottom Line
Occupational health services can add to the bottom line for any company large or small.
Issues that can be resolved by using occupational health services are vastly lowering absenteeism, identifying and rectifying poor performance by individuals, reduce insurance claims as a result of accidents in the workplace, and making a positive impact on company pension schemes.
Employers are bound by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to make certain that workplace activities do not impact on the health of employees.
A typical Occupational Health Services Providers portfolio would include: Advice and counselling, pre-employment screening, health surveillance, fitness assessments, medicals, eye testing, hearing tests, workplace risk assessment, and health awareness programs. Some laws also include protection of the families of employees. Do not let this be your burden. Simply choose a reputable and established OHS company and let them excel in their specialty.
Businesses who adopt regular health screening of employees can promote this fact to new clients. A new customer is more likely to choose a supplier with a productive workforce.
A professional occupational health service provider will protect the employer against litigation. E.g. workers exposed to chemicals, noise or other pollutants require regular screening to ensure that the company is following guidelines .
The International Labor Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have had a shared definition of the meaning of occupational health for decades. In 1950 the definition was produced by the Joint ILO/WHO Committee on Occupational Health at its first session and they updated it 1995.
The definition is as follows. “Occupational health should aim at: the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all occupations; the prevention amongst workers of departures from health caused by their working conditions; the protection of workers in their employment from risks resulting from factors adverse to health; the placing and maintenance of the worker in an occupational environment adapted to his physiological and psychological capabilities; and, to summarize, the adaptation of work to man and of each man to his job.”
Larger companies seeking a new Occupational Health Services provider for the first time, or looking to change suppliers need to ensure that the provider serves the whole country and not just a region. Smaller companies should look for local experts who service similar size companies in the area. make sure you check references when and where ever possible.
If you are a small business or a large conglomerate; private or public sector, Occupational Health Services can help.
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