Occupational Health and safety
Why is occupational health
and safety important?
The importance of health and safety
can’t be overemphasized.
If workers are not healthy and strong, they can’t work.
Health and safety implementation in an organizations will
create a loveable environment to work and above all
The practice of health and safety will reduce extra cost to
the company that can came as a result of accident or
injured or sick employee.
Possible Hazards in an organization
without health and safety policy.
Hazards in a workplace are so numerous
and the roles of health and safety
personnel is to prevent these hazards
Work related hazards and accident.
• Common hazards in a work place.
Loses incurred due to work place
When an accident occurred, there are three main factors
that the organization may faced;
The moral factors; injury or accident affect the moral of
the employee, they feel unsafe and this might affect the
The legal affect; the company or organization may received
enforcement orders, sue and claims from the legal
Consequences of a bad health and
There is also economics factors; when there
is an accident, the company have to pay
money for sick leaves, repair of damaged
equipment, pay money for claims and meet
up with enforcement orders.
There are indirect cost on the company like
investigation time, injunction order and
even recruiting and training a new staff in
case where there is serious injury to an
employee and he can’t resume duty