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What is Occupational Care? A brief guide for Employers, Employees and Self Employed

Occupational care is for the employee, entrepreneur as well as the self-employed individual. Self-employed is referred to a person who is not in the employ of any other person but rather maintains their own business.

The measures considered in occupational care, applicable to the necessities of the work environment, are together planned by the employer, a personal representative and the occupational health care service provider. They additionally screen and assess the viability and application of the occupational care service.

The objectives of occupational health care are as following:

  • A sound and safe workplace environment
  • A well-working work community
  • Avoiding work associated sicknesses
  • Keeping up and advancing employees’ work capacity and efficiency

The work-related safety authority specialist performs assessments to screen that businesses have structured and provided the legal occupational care services.

Responsibilities of Employers for Occupational Care 

In this manner, employers have a responsibility to arrange protective occupational health care coverage for their workers. Moreover, they have a choice to offer employees with access to medical care at the general consultant level.

In the event that your inability is lengthy, your employer must consult you and the occupational care service in order to evaluate your remaining work capacity and your capability to come back to work. An occupational health care specialist must issue a statement concerning the employee’s remaining work ability and potential to come back to work at the most recent when the employee has accumulated 90 illness allowance days over a time of two years.


Employees are eligible for a preventive word related health care services financed and arranged by the employer. The provision of medical care is intentional for employers.

In order to sort out what sort of occupational health care is accessible to you, you are required to consult your employer. Through the co-determination process, employees can have a say in the occupational care services accessible at their work environment.

In case it is obligatory, your health and work capacity will be assessed through measurements, performance tests or laboratory tests. The occupational care service will recommend you on the health possibilities regarding your work and how to advance your own health.

Self-Employed Persons

In the event that you are self-employed, you can opt:

  • Precautionary work-related health care services for yourself. You can opt to get it from a public health center, a private medical center, or self-employed health services specialists.
  • Health care services at the general practitioner level as a feature of word-related medical services.