Occupational Health

Aviation students

Occupational health means keeping oneself free from illnesses associated with conditions at work. Work-related are a major health problem in the world today. Hazards at work may or may not be obvious.

For example:
Exposure limits – many substance and environments established under COSHH regulations, exposure limits may be exceeded accidentally.
Susceptibility to illness – this can vary from person to person.

Symptoms of illness at work

These may not appear for many years after the original contract – for example, in the case of asbestos causing asbestosis.

Action should be taken to protect employees from hazards at work. 

For example:
  • Assessments should be made and records kept of any hazards employees may face.
  • Trained professionals should be employed to eliminate or reduce potential hazards.
  • Safety policies should be designed to minimize the health risk to employees.
  • Special equipment should be used to help shield employees from danger.
  • The employee must display the right attitude and action to safeguard their own health and safety while at work. She or he should cooperate with occupational health and safety programmes as these are designed to identify and control occupational health hazards.

Self-protection at work

Always keep a healthy frame of mind. Never assume that ‘it can’t happen to me’ – it can! The way to help prevent illness and accidents is to take proper precautions every day you work. Treat hazardous substances and working conditions with respect. Never cut corners to get work done faster. Follow the company’s health and safety policies regarding exposure limits, clean-up procedures, protective equipment, smoking, and so on. Be aware of hazards that might exist at work. 
On any matter relating to your health or well-being, please check with an appropriate health professional.
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