Occupational health and welfare - the basics

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What does this involve?

Anything that could affect employee welfare is an occupational health issue – from back pain and stress to alcohol abuse and harassment.

Finding ways to effectively manage occupational health should be seen as part of your legal duty of care to employees. And policies and measures to promote well-being and prevent illness and injury will pay for themselves by reducing absenteeism and boosting productivity. Read the Business Gateway guide to the basics of occupational health and welfare.

This free guide examines:

  • how to promote occupational health
  • common occupational health issues
  • how to manage occupational health
  • industry-specific occupational health issues
  • how to minimise workplace risks

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

Who is this for?

Any business based in Scotland that has, or plans to recruit, employees.

How long does this take?

Take 6 minutes to consider the basics of occupational health and welfare.

Important information

Occupational health issues aren’t always immediate or physical in nature. Workplace exposure to substances, noise or vibration can result in problems much later in life. Other issues may relate to psychological or social well-being.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website for more information on occupational health and welfare.

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