Occupational Health and Safety Management

Occupational Health and Safety management
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Work related accidents and diseases are rampant across the world as most of the employers fail to realise and exercise their moral and legal responsibilities towards their employees’ wellbeing. Chemical hazards, physical hazards, biological hazards, psychological hazards and hazards associated with non-ergonomic practices are some of the most commonly encountered health hazards in various occupations. Occupational accidents and diseases levy heavy cost burden on both employees and employers. It has been estimated that it could be as high as 3-4% of a country’s gross national product, on a national scale. Owing to all of the above reasons, it is essential that employees, employers and unions work together towards alleviating the hazards and their consequences.

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