- 1 What is occupational health care?
- 2 What services does occupational health provide?
- 3 What is the role of occupational health services?
- 4 What is the main focus of occupational health?
- 5 What can I expect from an occupational health assessment?
- 6 What happens when you are referred to occupational health?
- 7 Can occupational health overrule your doctor?
- 8 Do employers have to follow occupational health recommendations?
- 9 What power does occupational health have?
- 10 Do occupational health ask for medical records?
- 11 Can occupational health help with stress?
- 12 What are the 5 elements of safety?
- 13 What are the reasons for occupational safety and health standards?
What is occupational health care?
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.
What services does occupational health provide?
Occupational health is a type of medical service for: supporting employees and employers. helping wellbeing in the workplace. This can help the employer understand what their employee needs to:
- feel better.
- return to work.
- do their job.
- address any problems that could cause further health or absence issues.
What is the role of occupational health services?
Occupational health teams keep people well at work – physically and mentally. Occupational health services will help keep your employees healthy and safe whilst in work and manage any risks in the workplace that are likely to give rise to work-related ill health.
What is the main focus of occupational health?
“The main focus in occupational health is on three different objectives: (i) the maintenance and promotion of workers’ health and working capacity; (ii) the improvement of working environment and work to become conducive to safety and health and (iii) development of work organizations and working cultures in a
What can I expect from an occupational health assessment?
Who will I see in my occupational health assessment? They will check the details on your referral form, discuss the contents with you and ask you about your current health problems. They will also chat about your job, the activities involved and identify the areas where you might be experiencing difficulties.
What happens when you are referred to occupational health?
What is the process? You will be given an appointment as soon as possible, but normally within 10-working days. The Occupational Health Practitioner will consider the main condition that is having an effect on your work and any other health problems, past or present that may have a bearing on employment.
Can occupational health overrule your doctor?
The Government has indicated that employers may, in principle, be able to overrule a GP’s advice in a fit note as to whether or not a person is potentially fit to return to work.
Do employers have to follow occupational health recommendations?
No. Employers must not ask about health and sickness when deciding who to recruit – but they are allowed to ask questions in order to: Establish whether you are able to undergo an assessment, and if you are not, to decide what reasonable adjustments they can make to ensure that the recruitment process is fair.
What power does occupational health have?
Key facts. Occupational health services can have a major effect in preventing ill health through work and in ensuring employees are able to return to work as early as possible after a period of sickness. You have the right to work in a safe, healthy atmosphere.
Do occupational health ask for medical records?
Occupational health may wish to obtain further clinical information in accordance with the Access to Medical Reports Act 1988. Your occupational health advisor must obtain your consent before they request a medical report. Who can see my occupational health records?
Can occupational health help with stress?
Occupational Health can advise on supportive measures which may help resolve difficulties with stress. A referral to Occupational Health should always be considered, but may not always be necessary. Your HR Adviser and if necessary the Occupational Health Adviser may be able to assist with such decisions.
What are the 5 elements of safety?
5 Core Elements of Successful Safety Programs
- SAFETY CULTURE.
- EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND EMPOWERMENT.
- HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL SYSTEMS.
- FOCUS ON COMPLIANCE.
- CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT.
- LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL BUY-IN.
- THE SAFETY MANAGER ROLE.
- What is a safety manager’s job role?
What are the reasons for occupational safety and health standards?
In addition to decreasing costs, efficient safety and health management promotes the productivity of a business. Ill health and diseases related to work can result in many days absence from work. Accidents can hinder normal operations and is a possible addition to the operating costs of a company.