Occupational Health (OH) is a specialist branch of Medicine and Nursing and is concerned with assessing and advising management and employees about the effect of work on health and health on work.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defined OH as; Occupational health should aim at: the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all occupations; the prevention amongst workers of departures from health caused by their working conditions; the protection of workers in their employment from risks resulting from factors adverse to health; the placing and maintenance of the worker in an occupational environment adapted to his physiological and psychological capabilities; and, to summarize, the adaptation of work to man and of each man to his job".
At Nationwide we can provide a comprehensive service covering all aspects of occupational health through our national and some multi-national partners. This includes:
- Absence/Sickness Management
- Ergonomics & Work Place Assessments
- Health Surveillance
- OH Case Management Services
- Fitness for Work Assessment
- Occupational Health Training Courses
- Vocational Rehabilitation