Occupational Health and Safety
Occupational Health and Safety in the Workplace
Occupational safety and health (OSH) also commonly referred to as occupational health and safety (OHS) or workplace health and safety (WHS) is an area concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goals of occupational safety and health programs include fostering a safe and healthy work environment. OSH may also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many ...view middle of the document...
They are designed to govern the operation of the business; especially in today’s economy where there is such a rise in service industries. This paper seek to highlight the importance of Workplace Health and safety to the business, to develop an understanding of how its effective management can affect the performance of a business, outline how this can be effectively carried out with the interest of the company in mind.
It is often said that, “the health of a nation is the wealth of a nation”, the same concept applies to business. The health and safety of a company’s human resource is an enormous contributor to the success of that business. Human resources account for a large proportion of many company’s' costs; it is the people that invariably drive a business.
According to the Bureau Veritas, Workplace Health and Safety refers to, the evaluation of risks relating to the health and safety of an organization’s workers and others (including the public) who may be affected by its activities (Bureau Veritas, 2007).
Who establish workplace health and safety?
The health and safety of a workplace is established through different sources. Firstly, on a national level occupational health and...