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Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Definition - What does Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) mean?

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

Safeopedia explains Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Workers come across various health and safety hazards while working. OHS addresses many types of workplace hazards, such as chemical, physical, biological, psychological, ergonomic and accidental. It also enforces safety practices and examines legal perspectives. Safety standards are set to remove, reduce, or replace hazards, or minimize the effect of hazards on workers. The employers and the managements are obliged to provide a safe working environment today. The demands for workplace safety are ever increasing. The trend is leading to financial investments and technical innovations.

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