Safety, physiological needs and self-esteem are the basic needs of an individual. Many people in difficult workplace in a difficult situation to earn some money for their family and some people have chosen a field in which they have to deal with harsh work environment. Like mechanical engineering, chemical engineering petroleum and etc., in which they have tactical the work environment.
There was a time when workers were injured while working, due to which they have to face many problems and issues. When a worker was injured, no one was responsible for their injuries; therefore an association was made in which decisions were taken in the favor of workers. This association is called occupational safety and health, in which they are focused with the welfare, safety and health of the workers.
The aim of occupational safety and health
The main aim of Occupational safety and health is to ensure the health and safety of the workers. The occupational safety and health is also responsible for the safety and health of anyone who is affected by the workplace like, family member, customers, employers and co workers.
Importance of the occupational safety and health
Occupational safety and health is important in the society for the financial, moral and legal reasons. The safety and protection of the employees is totally upon the organizations and industries who have hired them. The occupational safety and health has imposed many laws and rules on the organizations and industries which can reduce the injury and illness of the employers.
Benefits for the organization and industries
When the organization and industries are followings the rules of the occupational safety and healthy, then their insurance cost is reduced as less no. Of employees are injured on the workplace and the sick leaves of the employees are also reduced.
Objectives of occupational safety and health
Occupational safety and health focus on the prevention of the hazards in the workplace. The occupational safety and health has many objectives. One of the main objective of occupational safety and health is promotional and maintenance of the employee’s health. The second most important objective of occupational safety and health is to provide better and improved working environment for the employees with fewer hazards. The third most important objective of occupational safety and health is to provide positive work environment to enhance the productivity of the workers.
The workers are also forced to use personal protective equipment to prevent the injuries, the personal protective equipment is also known as PPE.