The challenges facing Occupational Health
Employers have a duty of care to their staff and must do what is reasonable and practicable to protect the health, safety and welfare of workers. As such, they are obliged to:
- assess and control the effect of work on employee health (e.g. risk assessments, health surveillance);
- ensure that people with health conditions and disabilities are not discriminated against (in line with the Equality Act 2010);
- ensure that workers are fit to perform their job roles (e.g. risk assessments, adjustments).