Occupational Health

Published: | Updated: March 25, 2019

Definition - What does Occupational Health mean?

Occupational health refers to health, safety, and welfare issues in the workplace. Laws, standards, and programs related to occupational health and safety (OHS) all aim to make the workplace better for workers, co-workers, family members, customers, and other stakeholders. Better occupational health and safety standards also ensure good business practices, better brand image, high morale, and employee peace of mind.

Safeopedia explains Occupational Health

Workers come across various health and safety hazards at work. OHS addresses workplace hazards of many different types, such as chemical, physical, biological, psychological, ergonomic, and accidental. It also addresses safety practices, exposure issues, and legal perspectives. Standards are set to remove, reduce or replace hazards, or minimize the effect of hazards on workers.

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