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).

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