Health Workplace Occupational Medicine

In the not-so-distant past one associated health and the workplace predominantly with safety issues and thought about physical and safety hazards. Today the scene has shifted and health and the workplace revolves around such issues as dust, noise and chemical hazards. Our concern for a good work-life balance has created a growing awareness of the relationship between our job and our physical and mental welfare.

Health and the workplace is a matter of concern to both employers and employees. Content workers who are healthy and motivated are more productive, account for less absenteeism, provide creativity and commitment and offer better customer service.

When considering health and the workplace, many people wonder whether work is really good for an individual’s health. The answer is a resounding yes because work provides self-esteem, status and companionship. The outcome of many studies demonstrates that there is an indisputable link between such emotions and our working life. Many people also find that being assigned some level of independence and control over the way you perform your job motivates you and generates more commitment toward your employer.

Health and the workplace, or rather the lack of it, can easily be identified. It is typified by such features as:

  • Poor management
  • Deficient customer service
  • A high level of absenteeism
  • Low productivity
  • Excessively high work demands

The presence of health and the workplace is exemplified by characteristics such as:

  • An organization which values its employees and involves them in the decision-making process
  • The confidence of line managers to train and provide the necessary people skills
  • The provision of relevant health services to reduce absenteeism
  • The presence of managers who motivate employees and try to inculcate an attendance culture
  • The presence of managers who are able to spot problems early, and are able to quickly defuse a situation through an informal conflict-resolution process

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