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Purpose of occupational health care

Health determinants

Societal factors as in as, working for a living, tasks, economic status are necessary health making elements and having an employment shows an individual’s capacity to function as a component of their overall health condition. Consequently the capacity to progress with activity and being efficient affects the economic status of a single  person, family, communities and nations.

Occupation facilitates earnings, social circles and resources to fulfill health needs and enlightens self esteem and is a fundamental fringe benefit for health and prosperity

As workplaces and health are complicatedly linked and paying proper attention is important for society and individuals. Physicians need to give suitable combinations to work outputs and management of health conditions to make perfect working ability

The basic occupational health care elements include;

  • Training of primary health care professionals to understand early work related ill health, to encourage about making better working conditions, to support get back to work and conserve and build up working ability
  • Connecting occupational care centers under primary care networks and specifying mutual training and occupational knowledge to promote combination and continuation of occupational care
  • Making financial assistance to humans as well as technology along with improvement of work related guidelines
  • Improvement of research and practical approach
  • Establish plans at national level for the health and safety of the workers involving professionals of occupational care and important bodies of the society

Principles for integrating occupational health care in primary health care

  • The health of workers is a portion of commonly accepted health and life
  • The occupational care authorities should promote strategies to fulfill the health needs of the workers
  • In a campaign for universal occupational care first the needs of the individual workers should be fulfilled who are the greatest risks
  • While making decisions all the employee communities or the individuals having interest should be involved
  • Training involving occupational care should be part of health care professional training
  • Workers should be given empowerment and encouraged to make decisions regarding their safety and health conditions

Drawbacks

Usually occupational care is established as self operated service resulting in loss of progress and collaboration and poor application

Conclusion

By making occupational care as a part of the management puts occupational health care in excellent position and early detection of health related problems, preventing long term sick leave, reduced efficiency and work incapabilities. Moreover, patients trust more of their employers in funding for occupational care

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