Nature of Occupational Health

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Define the term 'Health'
The World Health Organisation defined Health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
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Define the term 'Occupational Health'
The WHO define Occupational Health as the promotion & maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental & social well-being of workers in all occupations by preventing departures from health, controlling risks & adapting work to people
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Define the term 'Well-Being'
The Economic & Social Research Council define well-being as a state of being with others, where human needs are met, where one can act meaningfully to pursue ones goals, and where one enjoys a satisfactory quality of life
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List the 5 categories of Occupational Health Hazards
Chemical, Physical, Biological, Psycho-Social & Ergonomic
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Define the term 'Chemical' in relation to Occupational Health Hazards
Dusts, Fibres, Gases, Vapours and their associated hazards
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Define the term 'Physical' in relation to Occupational Health Hazards
Noise, Vibration, Radiation, Heat etc.
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Define the term 'Biological' in relation to Occupational Health Hazards
Bacteria, Fungus, Virus, Human Endoparastes etc.
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Define the term 'Psycho-Social' in relation to Occupational Health Hazards
Stress, Substance Misuse, Violence at Work etc.
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Define the term 'Ergonomic' in relation to Occupational Health Hazards
Posture, Workplace Layout etc.
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List the 4 important points made in the HSE Annual Statistics Report in relation to the prevalence of work-related sickness & health
Work-Related ill health kills as estimated 13,000 people each year, Around 1.2 million people suffer from an illness they believe is caused or made worse by their current or past work, around half these cases are new cases, Over 28 million days lost
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Statistics released by the HSE relate to particular diseases or types of ill health, list 4 points made
Musculoskeletal disorders account for 40% of the 1.2 million cases of work-related illnesses, Over 35,000 new cases of work-related skin disease per year, Stress accounts for 40% of work-related illness, 18,000 workers suffer hearing problems
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List 3 sources of data used by the HSE to compile ill-health statistics
RIDDOR, Labour Force Survey, The Health & Occupation Reporting Network, The Industrial Injuries Scheme
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Define the term 'Occupational Health'

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The WHO define Occupational Health as the promotion & maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental & social well-being of workers in all occupations by preventing departures from health, controlling risks & adapting work to people

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Define the term 'Well-Being'

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List the 5 categories of Occupational Health Hazards

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Define the term 'Chemical' in relation to Occupational Health Hazards

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