What Does Occupational Health Mean?
Occupational Health is discipline of determining and altering anything that is detrimental to the health and well-being of a worker. It relates to the identification, assessment, and control of hazards in the workplace from hazardous chemicals, environmental factors, and operating around heavy machinery, to workers operating in noisy areas, to something as simple and second nature as the use of personal protective equipment. All of the identification, assessment, and control of hazards is used to maintain or improve the health and well-being of workers both physically and mentally on the job site. Occupational health is interchangeable with occupational health and safety, workplace health, and workplace health and safety.