Occupational safety and health

Occupational Safety and Health

Definitions

According to World Health Organization (WHO), occupational safety and health can be defined as a multidisciplinary activity aiming at:

  • Protection and promotion of the health of workers by eliminating occupational factors and conditions hazardous to health and safety at work
  • Enhancement of physical, mental and social well-being of workers and support for the development and maintenance of their working capacity, as well as professional and social development at work
  • Development and promotion of sustainable work environments and work organizations

The ILO/WHO definition of occupational health is "The promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental social well- being of workers in all occupation" and the WHO considers occupational health service to be responsible for the total of worker and, if possible, his or her family.

Occupational Health is a diverse science applied by occupational health professionals' engineers, environmental health practitioners, chemists, toxicologists, doctors, nurses, safety professionals and others who have an interest in the protection of the health of workers in the workplace

Last modified: Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 5:29 PM