Health is important for all of us and it is so important that health is called actual wealth. Without good health, no one can enjoy life, even they have huge amount of money. And the fact is that every workplace have some health risk may be due to closed rooms or due to increased risk of accidents. Whatever may be the cause, every workplace has some risk of health problems. If you are an employer, it is important that you address the health and safety aspects at workplace of your employees, i. e. who has right to return home every day safe and sound from work and the responsibility of their safe return home every day is on you, employer. Hence, there is no escape from this responsibility.
It is very important to prevent work related injuries and illnesses at place of work. Because injury or illness at place of work not only cost money but it cost precious time and effort. If you as an employer can prevent injuries and illnesses at place of work which are work related, it gives you peace of mind, saves money and time and give you a healthy and efficient, as well as healthy and productive workforce to work for you.
All the aspects of preventing injuries and illnesses at workplace come under “occupational health and safety” or OHS (also known as workplace health and safety or WHS). Occupational health and safety deals in health, welfare and safety of workforce, who works for employer. The aim of occupational safety and health programs include provision of a safe and healthy work environment, for the benefit of workers, employee and nation. Occupational health and safety help to protect co-workers, family members, customers, as well as employers and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment.
Occupational health and safety is important from legal point of view as well as financial and moral reasons. If you are an employee or responsible for health and safety of people working under you and need consultation for occupational health and safety, Lighthouse Health & Safety can be a good option for you to start. For betterment of everybody it is important to implement occupational health and safety measures at every workplace.