Occupational Health & Safety
Occupational safety and health (OSH), also commonly referred to as occupational health and safety (OHS), occupational health, or workplace health and safety (WHS), is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of people at work. These terms of course also refer to the goals of this field, so their use in the sense of this article was originally an abbreviation for occupational safety and health program/department etc.
The goals of occupational safety and health programs include fostering a safe and healthy work environment. OSH may also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment. In the United States, the term occupational health and safety is referred to as occupational health and occupational and non-occupational safety and includes safety for activities outside of work.
In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (85 of 1993), employers have a duty to take reasonable care of the safety of their employees. The Act additionally imposes other general duties, introduce specific duties, the minimum required training for staff and create government bodies with powers to regulate workplace safety issues.
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