Occupational Health Care

Definition - What does Occupational Health Care mean?

Occupational health care refers to services that assist the employers, workers, or their representatives to ensure that the workplace is safe and healthy according to accepted occupational safety and health guidelines and requirements.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1970, it is the responsibility of the employer to provide a safe and healthy workplace for employees.

Safeopedia explains Occupational Health Care

Occupational health care activities may include employee health and medical surveillance, assessment of ergonomic factors at the workplace that might affect the employee’s health, and advice regarding preventive and control measures to eliminate exposure to hazards.

Occupational health practitioners, such as occupational health doctors, occupational health nurses, and ergonomists, are usually tasked with carrying out the occupational health care activities.

Implementing a comprehensive occupational health care program at the workplace will help employers meet their responsibilities under the OSH Act.

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