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Posted: 20th October 2020

Subject: IM Specialities / Sub-category: Occupational Health

An Overview – Occupational Health

As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) “occupational health deals with all aspects of health and safety in the workplace and has a strong focus on primary prevention of hazards.” Health has been defined as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Occupational health is a multidisciplinary field of healthcare concerned with enabling an individual to undertake their occupation, in the way that causes least harm to their health. It aligns with the promotion of health and safety at work, which is concerned with preventing harm from hazards in the workplace.

Occupational Health Lead Body

For more information, please select Lead Body – NHS Occupational Health Providers List in Resources on the left, to be redirected to their site.