Improving health at work: Employers’ attitudes to occupational health
Evidence from a wide range of studies shows that there is a shared interest amongst employers, workers and Government to increase the provision of occupational health services.
These services include:
Risk assessment & measurement;
Health promotion & prevention;
Absence management, early medical intervention, etc;
Chronic disease management;
Many employers do implement work-based processes such as return-to-work interviews, but the provision of occupational health is mixed, and low for smaller organisations. This survey explored employers’ attitudes because they are central to increasing the uptake of occupational health, as they decide whether or not to purchase services.