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The role of occupational health services


Occupational health services play an important role in promoting and maintaining the health and safety of workers. These services may be provided by employers, external health and safety professionals, or government agencies.

Some of the key roles of occupational health services include:
• Identifying workplace hazards and assessing risks to worker health and safety
• Developing and implementing health and safety programs and policies
• Providing education and training to workers and management on health and safety issues
• Providing medical surveillance and monitoring of workers’ health and fitness for work
• Providing treatment and rehabilitation services for work-related injuries and illnesses.