Occupational health policies deal with aiding businesses to prevent illnesses and injuries from occurring within the workplace. Common examples of occupational health risks. Ear infections, lung cancer, silica crystal deposits (in old mines) affecting the eye, shift schedules, repetitive strain injury (RSI), toxic chemicals (acid rain), noise and vibration, lunch breaks, holidays, weekends and vacations, temperature controlled environments, tobacco and alcohol exposure. A good Occupational Health Wales company like Insight Occupational Health can help you identify any policies and procedures that you need to put into place, relevant to your industry.
There are many programs to help workers deal with health and safety issues. A worker’s comp policy is a common remedy for work-related illness, especially for workers under the age of 40. Another option for workers injured on the job, and a reason workers feel the need for compensation is the possibility of losing their livelihood if they are unable to return to work because of serious injuries they suffer. This is why workers’ compensation is a main regulation in the UK’s labor laws and is a key component of the Health and Safety in Employment Act of the country.
It is important to ensure that you are looking after the wellbeing of your employees, not only as a legal requirement, but because this will lead to your employees being happier and more productive, which will in turn mean you can grow your business and increase your profits.