Occupational Health Services
Why is there a need for occupational health services?
Understanding the relationship between health and the workplace is fundamental to success of business.
The protection of the health of the working population is the primary concern of CityHealth OHS. Occupational injuries and diseases are largely preventable.
The health of the working population has effects on work productivity as well as economic and social well being of the workers, their families, the companies and society.
CityHealth OHS aims to build strong partnership efforts with companies to raise occupational safety and health (OSH) standards and provide better protection to workers
Benefits to companies
Benefits of well-administered occupational health service includes:
Within OHS our services include:
a. Advice and policy formation
Client can turn to CityHealth OHS to provide professional guidance on a wide range of health issues arising from the workplace.
b. Risk assessment
Health protection begins with an assessment of risk.
Risk assessment is a structured and systematic procedure, that is dependant on the correct identification of hazards, and the appropriate estimation of risk arising from them.
This is done with a view to making industries comparison as well as for the purpose of control and avoidance of health hazards and risks.
CityHealth OHS forms partnerships with companies to raise safety standards and improve workers’ health and protection.
Aspects in our role in helping companies analyse and develop occupational health and safety programs include:
c. Pre-placement health assessment
Pre-placement assessments reduce risk of mis-matching person to task and vice versa, and provide compliance with work place related health legislation. We offer pre-placement assessment in a combination of;
d. Health surveillance
All employers are obliged to provide workplaces that are safe for their employees.
In keeping with the spirit of the Factories Act and the proposed Factories and Other Workplaces Act (FOWA), a key way for companies to ensure that they are meeting their obligations is to conduct regular risk assessments and health surveillance programs appropriate to the needs of your business.
HMG OHS provides independent recommendation on health care surveillance requirements and assist companies in implementation of surveillance programs. Some of the aspects evaluated include;
e. Travel health advice and immunization
Staff who travel overseas need to be informed on the health risks they may face. The knowledge, attitude and practices of travelers play a pivotal role in the practice of travel health and the prevention of travel related illnesses. Our strategies in promoting preventive travel health involve provision of information, immunization, drug prophylaxis, help with minimising exposure, and self-therapy.
CityHealth OHS assists you in fulfilling your duty of care to staff required to travel overseas by providing the following services:
f. Health promotion and fitness program
A range of programs is available at CityHealth OHS for the promotion of health and fitness of your workforce.
Control of occupational health hazards
Successful prevention of occupational disease could be achieved by controlling exposure to harmful agents at the workplace. At CityHealth OHS we have specialised programs targeting specific health risks at the work place;
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