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Fit For Work

The aim of occupational health is to prevent work-related illness and injury by:

  • encouraging safe working practices;
  • ergonomics (studying how you work and how you could work better);
  • monitoring the health of the workforce;
  • supporting the management of sickness absence.

An occupational health service might also:

  • work with your employer to implement policies and ensure health and safety compliance;
  • conduct pre-employment health assessments;
  • support health promotion and education programmes;
  • provide advice and counselling to employees around non-health-related problems;
  • provide your employer with advice and guidance around making reasonable adjustments to your working conditions.