The whole objective of Occupational Safety and Health is to prevent diseases, injuries, and deaths that are due to working conditions; no one should have to suer a job related injury or disease because of their employment.
Significant changes are constantly occurring in the workplace for example:
- Longer working hours
- Compacted working weeks
- Decreased job security
- The pressure of working weekends to catch up for the week ahead
- & More people are being employed on a temporary basis
All these factors add to stress and sadly are now realities of the modern workplace, which consequently puts increasing pressure on Occupational Health because employment affects the health and lives of workers.