Many people understand occupational health as wellbeing in their places of work. However, occupational health is an important factor for the employees in any work field. It entails employees staying healthy and their working field being kept in better conditions for their health. When the health of employees is being taken care of, it means that they are valued in whatever they do. This would increase the productivity of the company with no absence of work every day.
An employee working in a safe and healthy environment is an advantage. Occupational health to employees
could make them know that they are much valued and have been shown concern by their employers. Having a safe place will make them focus on their jobs. Occupational health influences the daily activities and performance of the company.
Employees need to be supported in programmes of work to help protect their wellbeing. Occupational health helps to protect employees from hazards by providing a framework for better work achievement. Moreover, its importance is to foster the health and safe environment for the employees. It also helps to protect family embers and workers in their work field from any hazards and factors that might affect their health. This means that when the work environment is kept safe and healthy, it would decrease expenses of workers in medical and also their insurance cost. It also lowers the expenses on accommodation for the injured workers who are
under medical treatment.
As occupational health gives an employee a right to safe work field, it may seem as though occupational health for an employer is an obligation and costly to the owners of the business. It has an advantage for the productivity of company and loyalty from the employees. Employers need to understand that occupational health is necessary to developing corporate culture. Unsafe working fields could be seen as unsafe for the morale of an employee. A company that maintains occupational health and provides training for its workers helps in and creating the strong relationship with workers. They won’t feel to end up working with the organization but involved in a team for the stronger productivity of the organization. This helps in building loyalty and also increases the morale of his/her team. A worker who is devoted on being hurt won’t be able to provide full cooperation and perform daily tasks as required by the employer.
Occupational health is therefore necessary in order to increase the productivity and performance of an organization.